The best thing about Matosinhos? The beach. This neighbourhood built on the cost north from Porto has a fantastic beach where you can enjoy the sunny days swimming in the ocean or just have a beer in one of the bars by the end of the day. During weekends it is common to see people with their bikes or roller-skating in the recently built promenade. In Matosinhos you can find fantastic restaurants with fresh fish and shellfish. Sit down over a good Douro Wine and enjoy a nice local meal. Her you will find many parks where you can go for a stroll or relax, such as the Jardim Senhor do Padrão, Parque Basílio Teles and Parque da Cidade. The area has good transportation connections allowing you to explore the centre of Porto as well as reach several of the Universities in the area.
Most of the people living here work in Porto.
She Changes is a famous sculpture, make by Janet Echelman to honour the fisherman from Matosinhos and Porto. It is located at the intersection of the two areas.
The beach is a good scenario for any occasion.
Close to Porto, there is always something to do here.
Porto is a city with character. Studying in Porto is all about living and loving that work-hard, party-hard spirit. From the welcoming weeks (so-called Praxe) to celebrating graduation at the Queima das Fitas, student traditions embrace this.
Eat the best sandwich in the world - the Francesinha - try the famous local Port wine, and enjoy the student spots such as Ribeira and Piolho with your friends, or just meeting new people.
If you’re going to study here, we have apartments in Porto for Erasmus and other international students.