Santo Ildefonso

Santo Ildefonso

Porto - Portugal

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Santo Ildefonso

Porto, Portugal

Santo Ildefonso is a Porto neighbourhood that includes some of Porto’s famous locations such as Bulhão – with the local typical market, Mercado do Bulhão, always with fresh seasonal products – and Trindade – know for its beautiful church from the 19th century. Santo Ildefonso has many clothing stores from nown international brands that coexist with old bookstores, and exquisite cafes like Café Majestic. It is also close to famous monuments like Clérigos Tower and Avenida dos Aliados, and Lello Bookshop, the beautiful library that inspired the Harry Potter`s Library. The neighbourhood has good public transportation connections as the area is served by Porto’s metro line.

The neighbours

The neighbourhood is very popular among locals and tourists.

Interesting points

Coliseu do Porto is where the concerts in the city take place.

You will fall in love with

With the refined pastries at Café Majestic.

The lifestyle

This is a central neighbourhood close to all the main monuments in Porto.



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.