Living in Porto, Portugal:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Porto, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked six people living in Porto what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Porto is one of the best cities in Portugal. It is famous for its extra virgin olive oil. Porto has a very attractive and beautiful countryside. Many tourists visit Porto in summer yearly to enjoy their beach holidays.

Harvey, says: 2020

Anyone moving to my beloved home city of Porto would probably start with investigating the cost of renting an apartment or house. It would probably be advisable to investigate the overall cost of living in Porto. For example, supermarket prices, transport prices, school fees, and cost of an average meal at a restaurant and prices of furniture and clothing.

There should be three things someone moving to Porto should focus on to get the most out of the city. One: Coffee culture is a thing. The coffee shop is a place you can meet new people, drink coffee, work, you will spend hours there! Two: The Porto football club (FCP) is the best and you should not root for Benfica (SLB), the Lisbon team. Three: Try the “francesinha”, a very meaty sandwich, that you will simply love! Have fun getting acquainted with the streets and people of Porto!

Porto is a culture-rich center, full of museums and parks. It has an incredible university with three campuses spread out throughout the city, making it an education-driven community that strives to accept and welcome students from all backgrounds. The Douro River allows for pleasant evening walks and picnics and fascinating cruises. Porto is an amazing city that has much to offer to everyone looking to visit or live here.

Debbie, says: 2020

After travelling to some different cities around the world, I did not know any other city with better climate conditions than Porto. it’s known by their nice and hospitable people and don’t forget the amazing food (and the famous Porto wine). if you are moving or just pass by you won’t be disappointed.

The people from here are very good and they always can help you if you’re in a situation that you need some help. My city has the best restaurants and the best wine in Europe by far. I recommend the closest to the river to you can see daily the beautiful sunsets.

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