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Experience in Porto, Portugal by Raquel

Published by Raquel Oliveira — 5 months ago

0 Tags: Erasmus experiences Porto, Porto, Portugal


What is it like to live in Porto? Would you recommend it? What is the city like?

For sure!! Porto is a really friendly and lovely city with a lot of history! Even though is the secound biggest city in Portugal it's not that large so you can have a good quality of life! You can walk almost everywhere in the city center or catch a bus or subway to a more distant area! Moreover, the academic environment is in-cre-di-ble! You will definitely feel at home!

What is the student lifestyle like in Porto?

Incredible! You will definitely love it! People are really really friendly so you will feel like at home! The city is not that big so even taking public transports you will be able to have a pretty good quality of life, everything is nearby! And for sure you won't miss partying!

How much does it cost to live in Porto?

It's a pretty cheap city to live! Room rent in the city center around 200 euros/ 250 euros... you can even find it cheaper, or more expensive according to what you are looking for! As you leave the city center the cheaper the accommodation!

Is it difficult to find accommodation in Porto? Is there any advice you can give?

I don't think so! You can look it on internet in websites like idealista, casas.sapo... but if you can't find anything ask to your university or to the students association from your university I'm sure they will know something or helping you through it!

What is the food like? What are your favourite dishes?

The food is delicious as the food around the country! But you will definitely haave to try "francesinha" in a tradicional restaurant and mainly in Porto!! Try Santiago restaurant, Capa Negra...

Is it good to eat out in Porto? Can you tell us your favourite spots?

You can find a lot of awesome places to eat in Porto, you can try a new one every week! I love Frida restaurant, a mexican one

Is the nightlife good in Porto? Where is good to go?

Yes, of course!! You HAVE to go to Piolho and Galerias de Paris. As a disco a lot of people like Plano B (in Galerias de Paris), still I recomend Kasa.

What advice would you give future students heading to Porto?

Enjoy it to the fullest, you are in the right city to do so!


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