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Erasmus in Porto- Tips and Tricks

Porto is one of the best city for being an Erasmus student. The way portuguese culture and traditions are matching with the student life is creating the most fun and unforgettable experience for every foreign youngster out there.

But waking up alone, in a new city can be overwhelming in the beginning. So here are some tips and tricks (from an experienced Erasmus in Porto) for taking advantage of every minute of your experience (because it will pass by soooo fast)


Start by discovering the city

From the ocean to the beautiful Ribeira, Porto has a lot of points of interest that you must see! Start your adventure in the city center, Aliados. Take a walk and admire the amazing City Hall, the prestigious cathedral Se do Porto. Visit the well-known Lello Library, have a drink in Adega (which is the place all Erasmus students gather together). And one more thing: don’t use the map. Lose yourself in the beauty of this city !

Check out our article about free activities that you can enjoy in Porto!


free activities to enjoy in porto


Get your ESN Card as soon as possible

We all like discounts, right?! As an Erasmus student in Porto, one of the first things you should do is getting your ESN card. With this card you have a lot of discounts for RyanAir, ESN parties, bars around Porto, dental clinics, surf lessons and many more. Check out their official website for more informations about the process or check their Instagram page.


esn porto


Must see sunset spots

Ones of the many advantages that Porto has are all the beautiful spots where you can see the sunset. You can start with the most popular one: Jardim Do Morro! Other places worth visiting are : Palacio de Cristal, the bridge Don Luis I, Ribeira, Matosinhos beach, Virtudes garden…We’ll let you discover the others.

You can also check out our full article about the best views in Porto!


free activities in porto

Try the local food

From Francesinha, Bacalhau to Pastel de Nata and Rice with duck, the portuguese cuisine will leave you speechless. The variety of dishes will make you stay half an hour in front of the menu, not knowing what to order. Or in case you don’t like trying new things and just want to enjoy a good old slice of pizza, here you have our list of best and most affordable pizza places in the city .


Francesinha Porto


Annnnd don’t forget to have fun. Porto is an amazing city that has so much to offer so make sure you make the most of your experience.

Bonjour Porto!