Oporto, the beautiful “Invicta” city.
Oporto is located in the north of Portugal, being the second city in the country. It is surrounded by Matosinhos, Maia, Gondomar and Vila Nova de Gaia municipalities. Side by side with Douro River and the Atlantic Ocean, Oporto is a city with an immense history in conjunction with the modernity of the present European metropolis. Living in Oporto and its surrounding cities is being able to have a fantastic quality of life due to the proximity between the metropolitan area and the city center. The journey throughout the metropolitan area is facilitated by using the Metro, train and environmentally friendly public transports. The international airport Sá Carneiro connects Oporto to all European and world capitals. Located on the outskirts, it connects to the city center through Metro and public transport.
The entire Oporto metropolitan area is vibrant and dynamic. With an enviable entrepreneurship, a large student community allied to the various prestigious and traditional universities and reference national and international private colleges.
With large leisure green areas such as Parque da Cidade, Palacio de Cristal gardens, Parque do Oriente, Casa de Serralves; long sandy beaches throughout the coastal line with terraces that invite rest and sunbathing; several beautiful gardens for strolling like Jardim do Passeio Alegre, Jardim do Marquês de Oliveira; buildings of unparalleled beauty as Torre dos Clérigos, Oporto City Hall, São Bento train station, Ribeira do Douro with all its houses overlooking the Douro River, Palácio da Bolsa, Sé do Porto, Port wine sellers, D. Luís bridge and six others over the Douro River, Livraria Lello, Café Majestic; Unparalleled beauty theaters such as São João theater, Rivoli theater, Casa da Música; among many other places impossible to be listed here. Oporto historical centre is UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Oporto urban buildings are characterized by secular architecture houses many of them with facades with traditional tiles, but with modernity recondition in its interior. The surrounding metropolitan area is characterized by high quality modern buildings with surrounding green area, providing an exclusive way of living.