Explore the Enchanting Charm of Porto!


Nestled along the scenic banks of the Douro River, Porto beckons with its captivating blend of history, culture, and vibrant energy. As you consider your ESCMID/ASM Meeting attendance, allow us to paint a picture of the alluring beauty that awaits you in this Portuguese gem.

 

Historical Splendour

 

Step into a living tapestry of centuries-old history as you wander through Porto's UNESCO-listed historic center. Cobblestone streets wind through charming neighborhoods, revealing architectural wonders such as the iconic Ribeira district and the majestic Porto Cathedral. Each alleyway whispers tales of a rich past, creating a timeless atmosphere that captivates every visitor.

 

Wine Connoisseur's Paradise

 

Indulge your senses in the birthplace of port wine. Venture into the famed cellars of Vila Nova de Gaia, where the aroma of aging barrels and the rich taste of exquisite port wines await. Engage in tastings that promise to elevate your palate and deepen your appreciation for this celebrated nectar. A trip to Porto is incomplete without savoring a glass while gazing at the sunset over the Douro.

 

Breathtaking Bridges

 

Marvel at the architectural wonders that span the Douro River, connecting the soul of Porto with the bustling city of Vila Nova de Gaia. The Dom Luís I Bridge, an iconic double-decker masterpiece, offers panoramic views of the cityscape, inviting you to capture unforgettable moments against a backdrop of picturesque hills and historic landmarks.

 

Artistic Vibes

 

Porto's creative spirit is woven into the fabric of the city, with vibrant street art, cultural festivals, and a burgeoning arts scene. Immerse yourself in the local galleries, theatres, and music venues that showcase the talents of Porto's dynamic artistic community.

 

Culinary Delights

 

Prepare your taste buds for a culinary journey that mirrors Porto's diverse influences. From traditional Portuguese delicacies to innovative gastronomic experiences, the city's restaurants and markets beckon food enthusiasts to savour every bite. Indulge in the freshest seafood, delectable pastries, and, of course, the famed Francesinha, a local sandwich that captures the essence of Porto's culinary prowess.

 

Intrigued?

 

Join us in Porto, where every corner tells a story, every sip is an experience, and every moment is an invitation to discover the unparalleled magic of this enchanting city.