Porto is located in northern Portugal, and it is the second-largest city in Portugal. Each step taken along the city will conduct to unique places such as the Douro River, surrounded by several 15th-century houses that make part of the beautiful Porto landscape. Among the architectural highlights of the city, Porto Cathedral is the oldest surviving structure, together with the small Romanesque Church of Cedofeita and the Gothic Church of Saint Francis. The Historic Centre of Porto was classified as Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 1996. The city offers an almost perfect symbiosis between urban surroundings and nature.
Porto weather is very welcoming. It features a warm-summer Mediterranean climate with the influence of an oceanic climate, resulting in a warm dry summer, ranging between 16ºC and 26ºC that can raise up to 38ºC, and mild rainy winter with average temperatures ranging between 6ºC and 15ºC.
The city offers vast options of restaurants and bars involved in a social and dynamic atmosphere. The famous gastronomy led Porto to be considered a top-notch gastronomy travel destination, suitable to all tastes and budgets. The famous Port wine, widespread all over the world, is produced in the Douro Valley.
Porto has undergone transformations in recent years and today it is a more cosmopolitan and livelier city, contributing to the rapid growth of tourism in the last decade. The city is technologically innovative, and it is the birthplace of a large variety of industries, with the great support of the universities, namely the University of Porto.
Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto
The teaching of engineering at the University of Porto began with the university itself in 1911. This is when the courses of the former Polytechnic Academy were merged, which eventually led to the creation of the Faculty of Engineering. FEUP is currently one of Portugal’s oldest and most prestigious teaching and research institutions in engineering and related fields, a reputation that is justified by the wide range of high-quality training that FEUP offers in all its degrees. In addition, FEUP’s modern building complex, inaugurated in 2000, at Polo II (Asprela) of the University of Porto, has become an important “incubator” for innovation and knowledge, fuelled by the impressive work done by the research centers that it hosts and their proximity to the business and social milieu.
How to get to FEUP
FEUP is located in Portugal, on the northern edge of the city of Porto, near the Circunvalação ring road (EN12) and next to Hospital de São João. It is located approximately 15km away from the Porto airport by car. To get there by public transportation it takes around 16 minutes.
Coordinates: 41.1780, -8.5980 (41o 10’ 40.8’’ N, 8o 35’ 52.8’’ W)