The second-largest city of Portugal, Porto is located along the Douro River. This incredible city is one of the oldest European centres and was European Culture Capital in 2001. The historic centre of the city was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. The city is quite safe and being an important industrial pole it also has a vast educational and cultural offer. There are various café-concerts, plays, festivals and a myriad of events for all tastes happening throughout the year. The city is also quite popular for the quality of life it offers. There are plenty of green spaces where you can relax with your family and friends on a pleasant day. The city is home to several institutions of higher education that attracts students from all over the world. Among these higher education institutions, the largest one is the state-managed University of Porto .
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Take some time out of your busy schedule to explore this beautiful city as there are some many things to see and do. Take a tour of one of the port wine cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia to learn the difference between various ruby ports and the importance of the ageing process. Enjoy the beautiful views of the city from the top of Clérigos church tower. It is one of the highest point in the city with 200 steps to climb but the 360º view of the city it offer is worth all the effort. The city is home to some of the most notable Portuguese architects, such as Siza Vieira and Eduardo Souto Moura. Apart from these, Porto sets itself apart through various emblematic buildings and architectural marvels, such as the Casa da Música, the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art and the Cruise Ship Terminal in the Leixões Port.
The city of Porto is quite famous for its wine which gave it the name Port wine. The best part is that the wine is neither produced nor stored in Porto. The city is also often referred to as ‘the city of six bridges’, a distinction that makes it unique in Europe. People of this city have a strong love for food and the city is very popular for its Francesinha, a sandwich that is made up of lots of different types of meat, topped with melted cheese and a hot sauce. Along with this sandwich, Porto is also famous for its "Tripas à moda do Porto" or simply “tripeiros”. There are many restaurants as well as taverns selling these typical dishes.
The city has several higher education institutions which makes it a typical student city. These students have several accommodation options but PBSAs offers them the best deals both in terms of money and comfort. There are plenty of student accommodation Porto where you can stay while studying and make new friends. These student homes are well-designed and comes with plenty of onsite amenities to make your life comfortable. The city is quite compact so you can easily get around on foot or by bicycle. Most accommodations also offer a storage space to keep your bikes safely after use.
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