The city of Porto, besides being one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Europe, is a true business center. The second largest city in Portugal, just behind the capital Lisbon, Porto is home to many national and international companies, and it is the region that contributes most to national exports – and the only Portuguese city that exports more than it imports.
With almost 240,000 inhabitants, and considered as a UNESCO World Heritage, the city is crossed by many roads and railways, which have contributed to make Porto a major commercial center.
Porto is home to several companies, including Deloitte, Jornal de Notícias, Banco BPI, Frutact, Millennium BCP, Porto Editora, Sonae, Unice, Netflix, among others. The city has several options of coworking and since it is the most important city in the north of Portugal.
Porto is considered a global city, in the Gama category, according to the Globalization and World Cities, the GaWC. The city ranks 13th in terms of the most populous urban area in the European Union, and it is 1h10 flight from Faro Airport, with direct flights by Ryanair.
As a business trip is never just just about business, Porto has attractions and diverse leisure and cultural options so you can reconcile with your meetings and appointments.
With an attractive location, close to the Spanish border and on the banks of the Douro River, the city is global and cosmopolitan but also quiet and lively. If you have time, take a cruise through the Douro, visit the Serralves Museum, or the Soares dos Reis Museum, and taste a Francesinha, a typical dish of the city.
The city is well served by a public transports and has a very efficient system. You can take the metro, the bus and the tram. It is also possible to rely on taxis or the style of applications to be made, such as Mytaxi, Uber, Taxify and Cabify, which work perfectly in the city. Other options include companies that offer the service of carsharing such as a car and a Blabla Car.
It is not the Port of your list of winter destinations. The economic and financial weight of this city may represent relevant business opportunities for you. Porto is a unique city to reconcile your business with unforgettable experiences.