Located along the Douro river estuary in northern Portugal, Porto was recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.
Its mild weather, its welcoming people and its ever surprising gastronomy are only some of the reasons to visit the birthplace of the famous Portwine.
Magical and romantic by night, picturesque and culture thriving by day, Porto has estabilished itelf as one of the most important touristic destintations in Europe. Besides its rich, century-old culture, which populates the city with important historical landmarks, it is also home to contemporary buildings signed by world renowned portuguese architects such as Siza Vieira and Souto Moura.
Besides its touristical attractions, Porto is home to modern facilities and state-of-the-art research institutions. One of the most proeminent and interdisciplinary scientific platforms in the country is located in Porto: in Asprela, the combination of schools from the University of Porto, private schools, research institutions and hospitals creates an environment favourable to real breaktrough research and technological progress.