Institution: P.PORTO School of Health
Assuming that everybody will come by plane, is better to fly to Porto. The airport is 17Km away from the city centre.
You can use the Metro, that rapidly connects the city centre and the airport.
- https://www.aeroportoporto.pt/en/opo/home (Airport information)
- http://en.metrodoporto.pt/ (Metro information)
Our students or teachers will meet the incoming students at the airport and join them from the airport towards their accommodation place.
If anybody wants to fly to Lisbon, then can take the “Alfa Pendular” or “Intercidades” train and will be in Porto in less then 3 hours.
- http://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en/ (Portuguese railways)
Porto City Information
- http://www.porto.pt (News Porto.)
- http://www.visitporto.travel/Visitar/Paginas/default.aspx (Visit Porto.)
Money and Cost Of Living
The currency in Portugal is the Euro (€).
Portugal has one the cheapest living costs of Europe, by the European pattern.
As an example, here are some prices of common goods:
- 1 lt. milk 0,50 €
- 1 menu BigMac 5,50 €
- 1 newspaper 1,00 €
- 1 bread 400 gr. 1,50 €
- 1 tooth paste 1,00 €
- 1 A4 notebook (80 sheets.) 1,00 €
- 1 coffee expresso 0,65 €
- 1 Bus ticket for one month 21,10 €
- 1 music Cd 17,00 €
Climate in Porto is typical of Atlantic regions: damp but temperate, with colder nights. In Winter, rainfall is very frequent, but it hardly ever snows and frost is rare as well, as the temperature almost never drop below 0 °C. In Summer, the temperatures rise, and the warmest months of the year are June, July and August: temperatures range from 20 °C to 35 °C. September, October, April and May are intermediate, with periods of atmospheric instability: quite frequently foggy mornings are replaced by sunny afternoons, or rain showers alternate with periods of bright sunshine. You are therefore advised to bring some warm clothes for the colder days.
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