News Highlights

Porto will have Night Watch Guards in the city’s streets

The Municipal Executive has unanimously approved the implementation of a night watch guard services, which would extend to the 11 areas in the Historic Centre, as well as in Ramalde, in Lordelo do Ouro and Massarelos. The extension of such services are under consideration.

Porto Super Special Stage Rally de Portugal updates

This event will not be open to fans, due to coronavirus concerns; nonetheless, aficionados will have the opportunity to watch a Super Special via RTP television transmission. This event scores for the ranking of the WRC programme and the fascinating leg of Porto is scheduled for 22nd May, this time with a Super Special stage at the Forte de São João Baptista, in Foz do Douro. The assembly of the event’s infrastructure is ongoing and on 18 may drivers test the Super Special Porto Leg.

The new Desporto365 by the Municipality of Porto will be a must-have app

Everyone in Porto can easily organise their sports agenda with the Desporto365, the digital platform by the Municipality of Porto. This mobile service brings together the complete sports offer in a digital platform, as regards the city’s equipment, available sports modalities, with updated information on all clubs and entities that devote to physical and sports activities in the city of Porto.

Livraria Lello, one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world, is in the run for the Bookstore of the Year title

There is, in Porto, one of “the most beautiful bookshops” in the planet. The place’s name is Livraria Lello, known for its allure and century old house whose very beginnings were meant to thrive and put this bookshop in the A-List of the most creative and innovative in the world. So, it is with no surprise that the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2021 shortlisted “Livraria Lello” as one of the finalists for the coveted Bookstore of the Year title.

Rui Moreira announces there is a compromise for the railway between the Northern Region and Galicia

The Mayor of Porto, Rui Moreira, announced this morning that the Government reached an agreement regarding the “methodology” for the railway construction between the Northern Region of Portugal and Galicia. The procedure will follow the “Iberian gauge”, rather than the European one, which, according to Rui Moreira, offers the advantage of enabling complementary trajectories. However, this “old-standing dream” may take as much as 10 years to be accomplished.

Free HIV/Aids screening actions in Porto this May

The HIV/AIDS Mobile Unit screening actions are organised by the Counselling Centre for the earlier HIV/AIDS diagnosis, and it features monthly free planning regarding HIV/AIDS screening actions, in various locations in Porto. There is no need for previous registration. See here the dates, times and locations for May.

Rally de Portugal takes to Foz do Douro, in Porto on 22 May

Rally de Portugal, which scores for the WRC programme is back in Porto on 22 May. The Super Special stage will take to the Forte de São João Baptista, in Foz do Douro and today, 10 May, marks the beginning of the preparation of this Super Special.