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Essential information, tips and curiosities about Porto.

We say We say Hello - Olá (ɔˈla)
Season’s average temp. Season’s average temp. 11º - 18º
Currency Currency Euro
Power sockets Power sockets Plug socket type F

Weather and language

Bem-vindo/ Welcome to the much-loved Mediterranean weather, which keeps Porto in a perfect balance between hot and cold, dry and wet, sunny and overcast. If you visit during the Autumn, Winter or Spring, prepare for eventual rain. During the Summer months, pack light clothes, a hat and a sun protector, but rest assured, the heat is not excruciating.

In Porto, we speak Portuguese and we are very fond of our particular accent

  • Alright? | Tudo bem? (ˈtu.du ˈbɐ̃j̃)
  • Delicious! | Delicioso! (dɨ.liˈsjo.zu)
  • How much? | Quanto? (ˈ
  • I would like | Gostaria de (guʃ.tˈaɾi.ɐ dɔ)

Transport and accommodation

With an airport close to the city centre, a well-supplied network of public transport, including the metro, and a taxi always nearby, it is quite straightforward to go from A to B in Porto.
For those planning to do a lot of visiting, we recommend the PortoCard.

When it comes to accommodation options, rest assured. Porto boasts a rich offer of hotels, hostels, inns, and air b&bs, for all price ranges, styles and preferences imaginable. Check out the essential transport information list.

Aeroporto Francisco Sá carneiro Visit site
Comboios de Portugal Visit site
Metro do Porto Visit site
Rede Expressos Visit site
FlixBus Visit site
Transdev Visit site
RodoNorte Visit site
STCP Visit site

Health and Safety

Safe, clean and well-prepared. It’s good to know that you are about to visit a modern, forward-thinking city ready for every possible event. We have prepared a complete list of emergency contacts, from hospitals to fire departments, not to mention the police force.

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