World Footwear


Porto, the hosting city of the UITIC Congress

Oct 24, 2017 UITIC
Within 50 km from Porto, the city hosting the 20th edition of the UITIC Congress, we can find 90% of the Portuguese footwear companies

Porto is one of Europe’s oldest tourist destinations. Its wealth of monumental and artistic heritage, Porto Wine, open-air leisure spaces and cultural life are just some of the reasons to visit the city. At any time of the day, 365 days of the year, Porto has a special charm for anyone visiting the city for the first time, as it does for those coming back for a second visit, to discover a city that is simultaneously modern and authentic.

In 1996, the historical centre of Porto was classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The city unfolds along the river bank and the sea shore, to reveal charming views, inviting esplanades and all the pleasures of the outdoors, framed by its green spaces.

Setting out to discover Porto means bumping into surprise after surprise. Whilst maintaining its welcoming and conservative nature, the city is, at the same time, contemporary and creative. This can be seen in its streets, its architectures and its monuments, its museums, its leisure spaces, its esplanades and its shopping areas which run from the traditional to the modern and exclusive.

At night, Porto turns into a new and different city, with entertainment and leisure opportunities that cater to all tastes and excitement that bubbles up to fill the streets with energy and cheerfulness. There’s a wide offer of lodging ranges from well-known hotel chains, charming guesthouses, welcoming hostels and comfortable apartments.

Last year Porto was elected as the European Best destination.