King Philippe of Belgium said today in his third and final official visit to Portugal that “the city of Porto can brilliantly combine the best of the old and new.”
In the welcome session at the Porto Chamber, the monarch recalled that since the ancient Roman foundation of “Portus Cale Porto has developed in the flourishing and dynamic city that is today”, where the reputation of the invicta “speaks for itself.”
King Philippe of Belgium gave the example of the Serralves Foundation, “which was transformed from a nineteenth-century family residence into a centre of excellence for contemporary thought and the arts.”
The monarch also highlighted the meeting with entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs of the region where once again the old and new complement each other.
“The Palácio da Bolsa brings together business people who represent ancient and sacred traditions of wine production and agriculture, as well as contemporary companies active in new sectors such as e-commerce, renewable energy and software. and Technology of the University of Porto], we will see how the founders of the Faculty of Technology of Porto have laid a solid foundation for the technological marvels developed here today. ”
The kings of Belgium, Philippe and Mathilde, who were handed the key of the city, today meet in Porto, the third day of an official visit to Portugal, with passes through the City Hall, Serralves, Stock Exchange Palace and University.
The Belgian kings arrived at 11.40 p.m. to the Porto Chamber, where they soon signed the book of Honor.
Philippe and Mathilde then went to the Serralves Foundation where they left for the Bolsa Palace to meet the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
In the Noble Hall of the Palácio da Bolsa, there is a luncheon in honour of the kings, hosted by the mayor of Porto and chaired by Marcelo, and at 2:25 pm, the visit of the kings and the president to the church of San Francisco is planned.