During this week, from April 10 to 16, the Agenda Nacional “À Descoberta do Turismo Industrial” provides a diverse set of visits and experiences associated with the living industry and industrial heritage.
The various partners make available a differentiating tourist offer, with visits to factories in operation and museum equipment, which promise various activities for the whole family during this school holiday period.
For the Tourism and Internationalization Councillor, Catarina Santos Cunha, this initiative makes perfect sense “in a city with industrial traits as characteristic as those of the city of Porto”, being “crucial to value the heritage of this heritage that marked the identity of the city”.
“This initiative, stimulated by the partners that make up the network, contributes to diversify and complement the tourism offer, as well as to engage visitors with the local community and value the professions and heritage,” he said.
In Porto several companies are part of the Portuguese Industrial Tourism Network, namely: Alcino Silversmith Since 1902, Ach Brito & Cª S.A./ Claus Porto, Cerveja Nortada, Museu do Carro Elétrico, Museu dos Transportes e Comunicações, Museu do Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto and Peninsular-Papelaria e Artes Gráficas.
Industrial Tourism has been asserting itself on a European and national scale, in line with the Tourism Strategy 2027, being an important pole of tourist attractiveness, dynamized from north to south of Portugal.