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Porto is Portugal's second city and capital of the North region. The city is located in the estuary of the Douro River in northern Portugal. The largest city in the region, Porto is considered the economic and cultural heart of the entire region. The city, which had an estimated population of about 220,000 lies at the centre of the political Greater Metropolitan Area of Porto, with a population of slightly more than 1.7 million. The historic centre of Porto was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996.

One of Portugal's most internationally famous products, Port wine, is named after the city because it is produced along the Douro Valley. The country was also named after the Latin name of Porto, "Portus Cale".Porto district is one of the most industrialised districts in Portugal. Sloping steeply down towards the river with its remarkable bridges - one of them designed by Gustavo Eiffel - is has been an inspiration to a variety of artists. It has been visited over the years by many eminent people - making it one of the oldest tourism destinations in Europe.

Many areas in Porto, well planned and landscaped, have been dedicated to leisure. Gardens, waterside esplanades, sophisticated and attractive shopping areas and excellent sports facilities are just some of the amenities available to enjoy themselves during free time.

More information at the Porto's Tourist Website.


The School of Education of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal (ESEPP) offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including 12 master degrees, and specialization programmes mainly in teacher education but also in other convergent areas. A joint doctoral degree in cooperation with the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) is currently being prepared.

Its mission focuses on articulating the dimensions of education, research and service to the Community by pursuing excellence in civic and professional education at a scientific, technical, artistic, pedagogical and ethical level, crossing the initial and continuing education, research and internationalization.

ESEPP has been an active participant in EU programs since 1986 and is involved in all aspects of teacher education, having long established links with schools and HE institutions both regionally and internationally.

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Escola Superior de Educação
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias,602 - 4200-465 Porto
Tel. 22 5073460
GPS: N 41° 10' 48" , W 8° 35' 49"

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Metro - (website)
The bus stop closest to ESE of the Instituto Politécnico do Porto is Hospital de S. João (line D; yellow). Line D (yellow) connects the University center to Gaia, as passes by Trindade, where the connection with the remaining metro lines can be made.

BUS - (website)
  • 205 - Campanhã <-> Hospital de São João
  • 300 - Aliados <-> Hospital de São João
Táxis Invicta Porto: 225 076 400 / 912 301 251 / 934 772 173 / 968 520 063
Radiotáxis Porto: 225 073 90 / 917 555 085/ 969 661 667


Name and
Distance Hotel <-> ESE
Rating Telephone Adress
Hotel Eurostars Porto
1 Km
Hotel rating 225 072 090 Rua do Mestre Guilherme Camarinha, 212
AXIS Porto Business & Spa Hotel
Hotel rating 229 052 000 Rua Maria Feliciana, 100
Grande Hotel do Porto
5 Km
Hotel rating 222 076 696 Rua de Santa Catarina, 197
Porto Antas Hotel
3,5 Km
Hotel rating 225 025 000 Rua Padre Manuel da Nóbrega, nº 111
Hotel Ibis Porto S.João
< 1 Km
Hotel rating 225 513 100 Rua Doutor Plácido Costa