Porto - Portugal

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Porto, Portugal

Miragaia is a colourful neighbourhood built near the Douro River. This medieval neighbourhood was built on the beach during the Discoveries Era. Nowadays the colourful quirky houses built over arches give the neighbourhood its personality. Miragaia is the place to be to truly experience the city, filled with both locals and tourists. As the sun goes down, Miragaia’s restaurants and bars open. Here you can quietly have dinner or enjoy a drink with some friends while enjoying the beautiful views of the river and of the rest of the city.

The neighbours

Many tourists walk around the streets of Miragaia during the summer. For the rest of the year, local families live in here.

Interesting points

Church of São Pedro, where, for centuries, were saved the relics of St. Pantaleon of Nicomedia brought to Portugal after the fall of Constantinople.

You will fall in love with

The views over the river in the middle of the colourful houses form a magical scene.

The lifestyle

After the sun goes down, choose a nice cafe and head to the river.



About the city

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.