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Porto City Hall was granted the Prestigious Award by the Liga Portugal

The Portuguese League for Professional Football presented the Prestigious Award to the City Hall of Porto during the event that marked the starting up of the new football season. This prize distinguishes an entity for its contribution to football.

Drive-thru in Queimódromo is now operational to fast-track vaccination process

Although it started slow, it is consistent with its mission: to inoculate as many people as possible per day. The estimated number of shots per day is two thousand.

Pedro and Diogo Costa sail out to Tokyo with the support of Porto and the Atlantic Front

The Sailor brothers from Porto are about to sail out to Japan, where they will compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Sailors Pedro and Diogo Costa thanked the support of all the municipalities of the Atlantic Front. “It is a source of pride for all those that like water sports”, enhanced the Mayor of Porto City Hall.

Municipal Executive votes the call for proposals that will set up Supervised Drug consumption Rooms in Porto

The Municipal Executive will consider the opening of the calls to the supervised drug consumption rooms, during the next Executive meeting on 12 July, to give way to the setting up of a removable supervised consumption space.

Roger Ballen’s unique artwork goes on display at the Portuguese Photography Centre, in Porto

The prison cells of the former Prison and Court of Appeal in Porto will host, between 10 July and 10 October, the original work by the New Yorker photographer Roger Ballen. Entrance is free.

Student of the U.Porto wins the gold medal at the Acrobatic Gymnastics world championship

Student and gymnast, Rita Ferreira, of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP), won the gold medal, the first ever for Portugal, of the Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championship that took place in Geneva, Switzerland.

Renovation works at the Casa Serralves now being finalised to accommodate Miró for 25 years

Rui Moreira and António Costa visited the space that will accommodate the artwork of Catalan Surrealist painter Juan Miró, from this year on.

189 years later, Route Porto Liberal recalls the landing of D. Pedro IV

The Route Porto Liberal promotes a symbolical marking of the date of the landing of D. Pedro IV in the beach of Arnosa de Pampelido, in Matosinhos. From 8 July to 30 September expect no less than a full programme of exhibitions, visits and guided tours.

Porto is one of Portugal’s most stunning cities, affirms Forbes magazine

There is more to Portugal than its capital city, affirms Forbes magazine, highlighting Porto as one of Portugal’s most stunning cities.

One in every four Portuguese scientific papers is made in U.Porto

Between 2015 and 2019, the University of Porto was in charge or participated in 23. 8% of all scientific papers of Portuguese scientific institutions. This conclusion is based on the results provided by the Web of Science – WoS (SCI-EXPANDED, SSCI e A&HCI), a database that is at the heart of the Web of Science platform and provides access to thousands of bibliographic references on high level of editorial rigor journals, in several areas.