Go Discover event planning in Porto with Go Discover Portugal
Porto is one of the most popular destinations in Portugal at the moment. The city with its many hotels, venues and its close proximity to an international airport lends itself perfectly for corporate events, off site meetings and congress.
This historical and cultural city in the North of Portugal receives flights from many destinations including many budget airlines. It is still one of the cheaper destinations in Portugal with a good offer of 4 & 5 star hotels.
Location: The hilly city is located in the North of Portugal roughly 300KM from Lisbon and 100KM from the Spanish border. Centered around the Douro river and 6KM from the Atlantic ocean, the city gives access to the sea and the mountains of the Douro region.
History of Porto
History: The history of Porto goes as far back as the Celts but its main first references go back to the Romans who in the 4th century had established Porto as an important Port for trade between Lisbon and Braga, its original name was Port o Cal. It was occupied for a relatively short time by the Moorish from 711 to 868 but gained its modern importance in the 13th century for the trade of wines produced in the Douro region.
Climate: Porto climate is slightly cooler than the center and south of Portugal and it tends to receive the highest amount of rain during the winter months but there are many warm days even in the coldest months.
Summers tend to be dry and hot.
Corporate events in Porto
Due to the large offer of cheap flights from many of the main airports worldwide, Porto has become an ever more popular destination for events, congress and meetings of all types. Hotel prices tend to be lower than in the capital and price / quality balance very high.
Activities in Porto
With its diverse history and culture and it location close to the river, sea and mountains Porto has a large offer of leisure activities. These range from cultural tours, wine related events to active adventures that may include surfing, boating, sailing, climbing, canyoning to name a few.
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