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Boavista Circuit - PHGP/WTCC - June 2013


In 2013 the Porto Historic Grand Prix will take place from 21 to 23 June, and from 28 to 30 will take place the World Touring Car Championship.

From May to July the city will be particularly hot, bursting with big events, but during the entire month of June the city celebrates, as usual, Porto’s São João, with its highlight on the night of 23 to 24 june, while thousands of people come to the streets to become part of a unique event.

Visit the Racing Cars Exhibition, at the Taylor’s Port Wine Cellars, from 19 to 30 June. The cars in exhibition are Hélder Valente's Porsche Carrera 356A GT T2 , José Riobom's Formula Ford 1970, and João Miguel Batista's Porsche 997 GT3 Cup.

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Attend the Circuito da Boavista with your smartphone. Read the news here and get further information at:

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or at the Municipal Tourism Offices – Centre (next to the town Hall) and Casa da Câmara (next to the Cathedral) - every day between 09:00 and 19:00.


Check here the oPORTOnities offered by the city to enjoy the best of Circuito da Boavista:


The Circuito da Boavista (Boavista Circuit) website provides information on every detail of the Circuit, from its history, to the 2013 programme, also giving useful information about tickets, access to the event and the Circuit plan.

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CB13_2.jpgFrom 2005 Porto is back organizing the Circuito da Boavista, the competition that has placed Porto on the world motor racing map. In 2011, for 6 days and during the two events of this Circuit– Porto Historic Grand Prix (PHGP) and World Touring Car Championship (WTCC),around 220.000 visitors were able to enjoy live the emotion of historic cars and the World Touring Car speed, as well as a city in celebration. That year, the organization of the CB 2011 was granted the Kaizen Lean 2011 award.

The track, keeping its roots on the original roads - Avenida da Boavista and Estrada da Circunvalação, received new infrastructures and its design was renewed in 2011, offering better safety conditions, namely for the WTCC – World Touring Car Championship, which happened for the first time in 2007. Also in 2011 the Porto Historic Grand Prix began welcoming also motorcycles, allowing their dedicated audience more than significant reasons to come to the Porto Circuit.

Every two years, Porto hosts vehicles of many different categories, from HGPCA F1 Pre-1961 – Front Engine, HGPCA F1 Pre-1966, rear engine, Pre War Motor Legends, HGPCA GT/ SPORT – drum Brakes- , Lurani Formula Junior, Gentleman Drivers GT and Sports Enurance, Gentleman Drivers Sports racing Challenge, Sports Racing Masters (prototypes until 1964), Touring, GT and Sports Classics (Classics until 1981) , the World Sport Masters (GT and Prototypes until 1974, ex Le Mans), and the Grand Prix Masters (F1 Pre- 1978), as well as the Seat Leon Celebrities, The Datsun Trophy, the National Classic Velocity Championship, the National Classic Velocity trophy, and the Masters GT/ FPAK Cup.

On the Tourism Portal you will find the pictures and the contacts you need to assist you on planning your visit.

  • Brochures - map, tours, suggestions, useful information
    • Choose from the languages of the Portal and check the available brochures
  • Accommodation – from 5 star hotels to modern and cosy hostels
  • Eat & Drink – from design food to local and traditional specialties
  • Visiting & Entertainment – most wanted tourist points of interest and much more
  • In the Tourism Offices professional, skilful and language-speaking staff awaits you to make your stay even more special. Pay us a visit!

Porto is right around the corner, all São João celebrations long…


The Porto’s São João celebrations, one of Porto’s landmarks, take place during the entire month of June. This year, its peak – the São João Night,  from 23 to 24 June, is brilliantly closing the PHGP and making way for the WTCC, taking place the following weekend.

Meanwhile, Porto is right here, ready to surprise you and please you. Take a look at the city through the Tourism Portal!


Use the option “More” e “advanced search” to select exactly what you want, using location area, cost, audience, theme and other options. For example, you can select the Boavista or Foz location areas, thus getting suggestions close to the CB2013 location. Enjoy!

  • Fashion and Shopping, everything for everyone, with special mention to
    • Fashion designer
    • Exclusive shop
    • Gourmet shop
    • Wine shops
    • Traditional shops
  • Culture & Leisure and Nightlife – Day and night can both mean pleasant moments to explore Porto. Choose among entertainment, culture, etc. for all ages and preferences.


  • Check  What’s On – sports, special events, exhibitions, music and festivals, night, theatre and dance, workshops and guided visits, business.
    • Check the entire list of events or select them by theme, date, location, etc
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  • At least one Sightseeing Tour will meet your expectations to get to know the city and the region. Air, bike cultural, road, walking and other tours, cruises on the River Douro, visits to Port Wine facilities and wine estates. Choosing only one is a difficult thing!
  • Port Wine  - Places where you can get to know more about Port Wine and taste it and buy the one you like. Visit the Port Wine Cellars, or wine shops and bars providing wine tasting, try it and take it home.
  • River & Sea and Outdoors – Porto has this unique privilege of combining river and sea. The river banks and the beaches are the ideal setting for delightful strolls, and charming terraces invite you for wonderful moments to spend alone or among friends.


  • And those wanting to explore the origins of this precious destination must be aware of everything they can find in the Historical Centre and the available set of Museums & Heritage of the city, together with many famous and awarded Architecture icons.

And don’t forget the Porto Card, with many free entrances and discounts to meet all your needs. 




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Published 27-06-2013