School of Sport and Leisure


Created in 2011, the School of Sport and Leisure is located in Melgaço, along the River Minho and the Spanish border. The ESDL's facilities includes classrooms, 4 auditoriums, library, 3 laboratories (Fitness, Outdoor, and Movement Evaluation),  study and fraternization spaces for students. ESDL uses all space surrounding the Sports Complex, to the study and research of Sports Science;  natural grass field, synthetic turf field, athletic track, gymnasium pavilion, indoor swimming pool, outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, 2 weight rooms, fighting room, gym and fitness room, climbing wall and riding center.

In its classes, ESDL also resorts to the largest gym in the world - nature - using the sea (surf), rivers (canoeing, rafting, and canyoning) and the mountain (orienteering, climbing, etc). For the practice of golf, the ESDL has protocol with the Ponte de Lima golf course.

ESDL students have at their disposal a cafeteria and the possibility of staying at the Melgaço Youth Hostel, or in a local accommodation unit (Inês Negra). These services are registered with the IPVC Social Services and allow students to enjoy special benefits and prices.

This institution, plus being a training center for higher education, values ​​the relationship with their surroundings, especially at economic and social level, interacting with the community. It also shares its potential with the activities that the community develops.

 School of Sport and Leisure

Postal Address:
Complexo Desportivo e Lazer de Melgaço
Monte de Prado 4960-320 MELGAÇO
Tel.  +351 258 809 678
Tlm. +351 965 919 658
Fax. +351 251 401 001

 Updated 20.04.2020