Porto Removals

Porto Removals

We’ve assisted the move of many customers to Porto- deep in the heart of Nothern Portugal. The city offers breathtaking history, magnificent food and beautiful architecture. It continues to be a great place to travel to or reside in, and whether you’ve been to Porto before, or you have only seen the stunning photos, you’ll have no problem feeling right at home. You’ll fall in love with the city, and find that the culture is something unique. Once you’ve experienced Porto for yourself, you’ll never want to come back.

We provide services for Porto removals direct from within the UK, as well as internationally. Our experience in the removals industry makes us a forerunner for Portuguese removals, and we care and pay attention to each and every move, regardless of size. We will tailor a package to meet your needs- so if you’re moving from Portugal and Porto to the UK or elsewhere, we’re here to help!

We can provide removals services to Porto, Portugal

Since 1999, we’ve held the removals standard BSEN 12522, which is designed for the gain of the private individual. It’s the first and only standard of its type, so we frequently assess our staff, administration and procedures, with an aim of exceeding the standards expected of us.

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Located along the Douro River Estuary in the heart of northern Portugal, Porto is the second largest city in the country and one of the oldest cities in Europe. Its historical core was proclaimed a World Heritage Site in 1996 by UNESCO, and the first known settlement was during Roman reign when it was used as an outpost. One of Portugal’s most famous exports, Port wine, is named after Porto, as it originated in the region- it is typically a sweet, red wine that is served with cheese or with desserts. During the Roman occupation, the city developed as a commercial port, primarily in the trade between Lisbon and Braga. It was a centre for the expansion of Christianity between the Suebian and Visigothic times. In 1387, Porto was the site of the marriage between John I of Portugal and Phillippa Lancaster- the daughter of John of Gaunt. This marriage was important as it symbolised an alliance between Portugal and England. The municipality can be split into 7 civil parishes- Aldoar, Bonfim, Campanhã, Cedofeita, Lordelo do Ouro e Massarelos, Paranhos and Ramalde. The Ponte D. Maria, a famous railway bridge in the heart of Porto, was designed by Gustave Eiffel, the engineer behind the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty. Porto’s most popular event is São João Festival in June, where thousands of people go to the city centre to watch street concerts, eat barbecued sardines, drink wine and release balloons. Known locally as anémona, She Changes is a sculpture designed by artist Janet Echelman, which is on Cidade Salvador Plaza in Porto, that consists of three steel poles, cables, a 20-ton steel ring and a net structure of varying densities and colours. It has won many different awards and continues to attract visitors from all over the world. As with most Portuguese cities, football is the most popular sports. The two main teams in Porto are FC Porto and Campanhã- FC Porto is one of the ‘Big Three’ teams in the Portuguese league, with the other two situated in Lisbon (S.L. Benfica and Sporting CP). Another big sport in Porto is basketball, and the team Dragão Caixa who play in the city, are the second most successful team in the country.

Porto is twinned with many other notable towns and cities, including Bordeaux in France, Bristol in England, Bangkok in Thailand, Shanghai in China, Vigo in Spain and Marsala in Italy. The city has a large number of public and private schools, as well as nurseries and special schools, as well as large international schools and Universities. Transport is an integral part of living in Porto, as accessing and navigating around the streets can be difficult. There are many bridges, a cruise terminal, an airport, a main railway station, a light rail system, buses and trams, on top of taxis and street bikes. A trip to Porto is as much as culinary experience as a historical adventure- the food is simply delicious, and you must try as many of the traditional dishes as possible. Caldo Verde is a warming, kale soup, that is flavoured with Portuguese chouriço, and thickened with tomatoes and garlic. The Porto Tripe is a favourite of locals and is a weekly dish in traditional restaurants.  It contains butter beans, chicken, ham, sausage, veal tripe, carrots and other ingredients, and it is proven to be a hearty, delicious traditional dish. One of the most famous dishes in Porto is Franchesinha. Introduced in the 1960s, it’s a sandwich filled with four or five different meats, covered in cheese and based in a sauce which is different at every restaurant. As Porto is located in the northern part of the coast of Portugal, the climate is considered ‘oceanic’, with mild winters and sunny summers. The wind blows frequently due to the Atlantic depressions, and the best time to visit Porto is between June and September- due to the heat and low amount of rain. It is clear to see why Porto is considered one of the prettiest cities in Europe, and it is often at the top of people’s lists when choosing destinations for travelling or moving to. We have extensive experience in operating removals to and from Portugal, and consistently provide affordable and high-quality tailored services to benefit you and meet your requirements.

 

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