Blending modernity with Portuguese heritage, Porto has a unique cityscape and offers exhilarating experiences for its many students. Collegiate luxury student accommodation will not only cater to your every need, but will provide a haven in which to relax, study, and socialise in the Portugese sun.
Birthplace of port, the sweet fortified wine, Porto is steeped in heritage and history. With a strong international student community and a host of activities all year round, Porto is one of Europe’s most popular destinations and vibrant places to live. Trace the winding roads of cafes, shops and historic monuments up and down the hillside, and stroll along the city’s medieval harbour.
Porto’s lavish baroque influence is exemplified through exterior architectural designs, as well as interiors, such as the Livraria Lello bookshop. Break from your studies and pay a visit to the grand Porto Cathedral from the 12th century. You could also experience the iconic Church of São Francisco and learn about the fascinating social and religious history of Porto. Even the São Bento railway station presents intricate architectural achievements, and here you can hop on a train to Lisbon, Coimbra and other regions in the country.
Sports fans will enjoy the Estádio do Dragão, Porto’s impressive 52,000 capacity football stadium. If you're an art lover, you'll relish in the Soares dos Reis national museum and the Stunning Casa de Serralves – an Art Deco gallery set amongst peaceful gardens. Sumptuous Portugese culture is also evident in the Modern Casa da Musica concert hall and historical buildings such as the Palacio da Bolsa, the Stock exchange Palace.
Walk across the Dom Luís Bridge to see stunning views of Porto and the Douro River. Or, catch the bus to the coast and you can visit an amazing 17th century fort atop the hillside. The São Francisco do Queijo castle overlooks the dramatic Atlantic Ocean and is a popular spot to watch the sun set.
Porto is stunning city, and many students remain here for years after their studies. Collegiate are passionate about enhancing the student experience of Porto. With our beautiful range of superior student accommodation, we can offer a unique experience and a tranquil space within this lively metropolis.