News Highlights

This year, São Silvestre do Porto was raced online

This year, the São Silvestre race of Porto, scheduled for 26 and 27 December, was raced online, on a virtual environment, for the first time ever. Participants could choose between the 10km race or the 5km walk, always in compliance with the safety measures issued by the health authorities, in each part of the Globe, namely physical distancing.

Brace yourselves! It’s time for UP Running!

2021 is just around the corner and the U.Porto race group, the UP Running is back on the road on 4th January. Participation is free to all UP members. If you think you cannot accept this challenge, if you think you cannot run half a kilometres and feel exhausted, think again, because UPRunning will prove that all obstacles can be surpassed.

What’s on regarding photography in Porto? The MIP gives you the picture

The MIP’s 3rd edition, which is coproduced by Porto City Hall, was scheduled to take place in April, but owing to the ongoing pandemic, it inaugurated in the end of October and it extends until the end of the year. The organisations involved in this 3rd edition are: Espacio Jhannia Castro, Espiga, Galeria Adorna, MIRA FORUM, OPPIA, Salut au Monde! and The Cave Photography.

Three researchers from Porto make it to the 2020 list of highest cited researchers

Portuguese scientists have been spotlighted by several scientific bodies of research. Many of those lead their researchers from Porto. The “Highly Cited Researchers” 2020 index, by Clarivate Analytics, an American company that has acknowledged over 6.100 researchers, from 60 countries and regions, in 21 fields of research.

The “Adventário” is now available on video! Time to rewind holly stories with Ágora

The project “Adventário”, which translates as the Calendar of the Advent, was organised by the municipal company Ágora to bring the magic of Xmas to everyone’s homes during December. It is now available on video. Well-known personalities told Christmas stories each day, from 1 to 24 December, at 9.30pm. Time to check them out! Enjoy!

Launched tender to rehabilitate the Quinta do Mitra next to the Terminal of Campanhã

The public tender for the rehabilitation of the Quinta do Mitra was launched on 21st December. Proposals are taken until 23:59’ of 26th January 2021. The goal of the project is to rehabilitate the outdoor enveloping area, as well as the inside space of the Quinta do Mitra, transforming it into a large public space, easily accessible and as an extension of the urban park that frames the future Terminal Intermodal of Campanhã. The municipal investments amount to circa 1.2 million euros.

Step out! There is plenty to visit outdoor Porto

Yes, the season is a whole lot different this 2020, but there is still joy to be had outdoors. There are plenty of markets and fairs in the Invicta, as tradition, such as the Mercado de Natal do Porto, as well as other fairs and markets and the local trade and traditional business that offer safety and comfort when it comes to buying that last minute gift or finding a special present, all the while benefitting from the discount vouchers, under the Municipal support programme.

Check the agenda for the Circo de Natal Coliseu Porto Ageas

Despite the unprecedented times, the circus show is in town as tradition, featuring unique acts and performers. Coliseu Porto Ageas welcomes audiences from 11th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021.

“Fórum do Futuro: Vita Nova” is available as of 28th December

This year the Forum of the Future (Fórum do Futuro) was not held, owing to the ongoing pandemic. The announcement was made last July; however, the organisation also announced that there would be a book edition to mark the seventh edition of the Forum of the Future. The publication “Fórum do Futuro: Vita Nova” is available as of 28 December. It is free and it is made available at Rivoli.

The Municipality of Porto wishes everyone a Merry Christmas!

The Municipality of Porto wishes everyone a Merry Christmas! May this holiday season be full of peace and joy!