The second-largest city in Portugal, is a trading center at the mouth of the Rio Douro. Porto has beautiful historic centre recognized by the UNESCO, and the city counts with architectural highlights. It is full of historical monuments and places of interest ranging from the 12th century cathedral to the modern museum of contemporary art – the most visited museum in Portugal.
Of course, Porto is also home to the world famous Port wine trade. Sandeman, Calem, Taylors and the others Port wine brands all offer fascinating tours of their cellars. You’ll be shown how Port is made and given the opportunity to sample some of the different types.
Porto´s inhabitants themselves are fiercely proud of their reputation for hard work but it is their hospitality and good nature that strikes the visitor most.
The best schools in Porto:
OFICINA DE PORTUGUES
Courses: Standard, Intensive, City Break, Extensive
Accommodation: Shared apartment, Portuguese family
The school is located in a renewed building in the heart of the city centre, in the most important commercial street in Porto. The famous charming river district, Ribeira is 15 minutes walking from the school, and to the São Bento train station you can get in 10 minutes…
Courses: Standard, Intensive, Combined, Surf, Wine
Accommodation: B&B, Portuguese family
Our partner school is located beside the most important commercial street of the Porto center. It is close to main attractions a metro stations and other public transport. The Douro river is within 15 minutes distance from the school…