News Highlights

Municipal advisors agree that TAP does not operate in the region and claim support to attract foreign operators

The joint meeting of the Municipal Councils for Tourism and Economy was held on 30 July, at the Rivoli, and on the agenda was, among other topics, the role of air transport in the city.

Rehabilitation works of Pérgola da Foz are concluded

The renovation works of the iconic Pérgola da Foz are concluded and represent a municipal investment of circa 371 thousand euros. The Pergola’s concrete structure and the entire balcony, balustrade and ramparts were renovated, as well as the beach access ramps, from the Jardim dos Ingleses to the Esplanada do Molhe. Works were carried out by the municipal company GO Porto – Gestão e Obras do Porto.

The Government already authorizes the drive-thru vaccination centre at the Queimódromo

The Government gave the green light to the drive-thru vaccination centre at the Queimódromo, located in the Parque da Cidade, which will enable, at full capacity, to give two thousand shots per day.

FEUP starts the ICT Academy by Huawei and boosts talent

The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) officialised a partnership with Huawei Portugal to implement the ICT Academy, the knowledge and innovation programme by the multinational company Huawei, with the main objective of both enhancing the Faculty’s educational contents in the Information and communication technologies (ICT) area and strengthen Huawei’s rapport with the university milieu in the country.

Enjoy the magic wandering around the Magical Garden at Porto Botanical Garden

The Magical Garden was designed for adults and children alike, by the studio OCUBO and will make you embark on a journey to the four corners of the world. The magic adds up with the 17 installations of light that comprise over 300 flashlights and the thousands of LED bulbs. This immersive nocturnal experience takes place from Thursdays to Sunday, and offers three sessions: at 9.30 pm, at 10.15 pm and at 11 pm.

Porto establishes the role of Local Accommodation Mediator

Local Accommodation (AL) in Porto will rely on the services of a mediator to assist and guide the stakeholders in the sector, namely residents, facility managers, tourists and apartment complex managers. The proposal was presented by the councillor for Economy, Tourism, and Trade, Ricardo Valente, during the Executive Meeting held yesterday, 28 June and it was approved by a majority. The CDU party abstained.

Notes and study documents by Manoel de Oliveira are compiled in a book

The Casa da Música Manoel de Oliveira officially launched the book “Ditos e Escritos”, featuring study documents and notes by the renowned Portuguese filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira, on 16 June, at Casa do Cinema, in Serralves. This will be the first of many publications that that institution intends to launch to disseminate the "extensive acquis” of the filmmaker, who passed away in 2015, at the age of 106.

Here comes Trengo: the Circus Arts are back in Porto

Porto Circus Festival aka Trengo is back from 28 June until 4 July. This edition will take ten shows to the Parque do Covelo and the Theatre Rivoli. The festival is organised by the company Erva Daninha, jointly with Ágora – Cultura e Desporto.

North Music festival confirms One Republic for 1 October

Following the postponing of the event, the good news keep rolling as regards the North Music Festival, which will be held from 30 September to 2 October 2021, at Porto Customs, confirms the band One Republic for the line-up, on 1 October.

Company from Porto, Readiness IT establishes partnership with American Blue Planet and is leading the way as regards 5G technology and IoT

Tech company Readiness IT, based in Campanhã, Porto, has consolidated its role as regards 5G technology and Internet of Things (IoT) due to new partnership with American company Blue Planet. The Portuguese company is pioneer in implementing digital transformation projects and will combine its expertise to the Blue Planet’s mission of accelerating digital transformation by streamlining the automation of the services lifecycle.