Turkish airlines increase flights to Oporto

The air carrier Turkish airlines announced recently that is going to increase the number of weekly flights between Oporto and Istambul from 5 to 7. This should happen after October 2019, more precisely after the 27th. There will also be flights every Monday and Wednesday departing from Oporto airport, between the 27th October 2019 and the 28th March 2020.

This is clearly good news for Oporto, as it is now one step closer to the capital of Turkey. Istambul!!

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Porto City Race 2019

The first event of the City Race Euro Tour is going to happen in Oporto between the 17th and the 19th May 2019. The Porto City Race will take place mainly around the western part of the city and will have participants from 17 different countries.

The full layout for the 3 days of race is the following:

  • Friday, 17th May –  Porto City Race by Night (Praça de Gomes Teixeira)
  • Saturday, 18th May –  Sprint (Parque Oriental da Cidade do Porto)  
  • Sunday, 19th May –  City Race Euro Tour (Quinta de Bonjóia)

The City Race Euro Tour will last until December and other events will take place in the following locations: Bruges (Belgium), Graz (Austria), Darmstadt (Germany), Zagreb (Croacia), Liverpool (UK), Rome (Italy), Barcelona and Cáceres (Spain).

If you are into racing and...

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Forró Douro Festival 2019

The second edition of Forró Douro will take place in Oporto between the 25th and the 28th April 2019. This traditional Brazilian dance will be the motive for 4 days of fun, that will include music, dancing and much more. The festival will happen in several locations across Oporto, including the São Bento train station.

Ticket prices range from 6 to 18 euros, depending on day and location. For more info about Forró Douro, including a full detailed programme, please visit the Festival website.

If you are into Forró, then this is an opportunity you cannot miss!!

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InSpiritum Festival

The 5th edition of the InSpiritum Festival is going to take place in Oporto between the 16th and the 19th May 2019. The Festival will be held in several monuments and tourist areas in order to allow for a rediscovery of Oporto through music. The Festival will include medieval, roman, neoclassic and other types of music.

Several international performers have been invited in order to ensure the high quality of the concerts scheduled during the Festival. Tickets prices are around 12.50 euros per concert.

For more info about the InSpiritum Festival, please click in the InSpiritum Festival website link.

If you are into old types of music, then this is an opportunity you cannot miss!!

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Tomorrowland arrives to Oporto

Oporto was the selected Portuguese city to participate in the Unite with Tomorrowland initiative. Besides Portugal, this initiative will also extend to Spain, Malta and Greece. The event will take place on the 27th July 2019 in Parque Oriental in the Oporto area of Campanhã.

This promises to be a huge event for EDM fans and it should bring a lot people to Oporto. If you want to know more about this event, please visit the Unite with Tomorrow land website for more info.

If EDM is your thing, then this is an event you should not miss. Book now and stay with us to enjoy the Tomorrowland festival in style !!

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Iberia Retail Show 2019

The first edition of the Iberia Retail Show is going to take place in Alfândega do Porto, between the 11th and 13th April 2019. This event features the main brands of the retail sector in the Iberian market and wants to show some of the best practices and technologies that are available today in this sector. Some of the big brand names associated with this event are Ikea, Farfetch, Sonae MC, LG Eletronics and Michael Page.

The show starts at 9h30 on the 11th April 2019 and closes everyday at 18h30. Entrance is free, but if you want to participate you must register first using this link.

If you are into the retail business and if you are in Oporto until the weekend, then this is an opportunity you should not miss. Please register to get free tickets!!

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Oporto Beer Fest 2019

The 4th edition of the Oporto Beer Fest is going to take place in the Alfândega building park between the 12th and 16th June 2019. Some of the best brewers of the world are going to be around and more than 300 different styles and creations should be available to visitors.

Besides beer and food, there is going also to be concerts, masterclasses, labshops and much more. The event is promoted by OG&Associados and sponsored by the Oporto City Council.

If beer is your thing, then this is an event you cannot miss. Book now and in case of doubt stay for another week, as Saint John’s party will be in the following weekend!!

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Porto Blues Fest 2019

The 3rd edition of the Porto Blues Fest will take place in Oporto (Palácio de Cristal gardens) between the 17th and 18th May 2019. Tickets are already available for sale and this year’s edition presents a food stand managed by the Argentinian chef Chakall that will appeal to the smells and flavours of New Orleans (the jazz capital of the US).

Tickets range from 20 euros for a single day to 30 euros for both days.

The layout for the Fest is the following:

  • 17th May – Friday:
    • 22h00: Henrik Freischlader Band
    • 23h30: Juwana Jenkin
  • 18th May – Saturday:
    • 22h00: Gwyn Ashton
    • 23h30: Minnemann Blues Band

If you are into jazz, then this is an event you cannot miss! Book now and stay with us!!

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New air route between Oporto and Vienna

The airline created by the former F1 world champion Niki Lauda (Laudamotion) and now owned exclusively by Ryanair announced the launching of new direct air route between Oporto and Vienna. This new connection will start being offered from the 28th October 2019. Airbus 320 planes will be used twice every week to operate flights on Monday and Friday. Departure from Oporto will take place at 18h55 and 8h40, whereas departures from Vienna are scheduled for 16h05 and 5h55, respectively.

This is clearly an important initiative to bring these cities and countries closer to each other. So, if you are thinking of visiting Austria or Oporto, now you clearly have more options!!

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Night park race – Super heroes – Oporto

This year’s edition of the night park race will feature the super heroes theme. This is another way to insert more fun in a racing event that appeals to families and youngsters. The race will take place on the 27th July 2019 with the departure set for 21h30. The event will cover a 8 km distance and will be set in the City park (Parque da Cidade).

At the end of the race, there will be a fun zone available where participants can relax, listen to music and enjoy other activities. If you want to know what happened last year, just check the video below:

The prize money is the following:

  • 1st place – 250 euros in shopping vouchers
  • 2nd place – 150 euros in shopping vouchers
  • 3rd place – 100 euros in shopping vouchers

People interested in participating in this event (alone or in a gr...

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