Location

The conference will be held in the School of Arts of the Catholic University of Porto. Please consult the following map which highlights the options to reach the conference location. In the bottom of the page there is also a list of accommodation options.


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City of Porto
Porto is currently considered by the European Consumers Choice as the best European destination for culture and vacations. Such distinction comes from its historical value and all the events which have been organized in the last few years. Porto is also a coastal city with wonderful beaches for a walk in a late afternoon.

Porto is sometimes called the “cidade Invicta”, or invincible city, because it was never seized by any of the enemy sieges that the city was subjected to during the last centuries. Porto gave its name to Portugal since early (200 b.C.), when it was called “Portus Cale”, later to become the capital of the Portuguese County, or “Condado Portucalense”.

Porto is also worldwide known, by its famous wine, the “Vinho do Porto”, or Porto Wine, by its architecture and its historical center, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO.

Riverside of Porto
Riverside of Porto

 

Dom Luís Bridge
This is one of the icons of the Porto city. Finalized in 1888 by Théophile Seyrig, this is a bridge built in iron of extreme beauty, restored in 2005 with the addition of a subway in the upper platform. The bridge sets a touristic area with many commercial houses and restaurants both in the margin of Vila Nova de Gaia as well as Porto.

Porto Wine Cellars
Porto Wine Cellars
Music House
Music House
 

Porto Wine
It is one of the finest and most appreciated wines in the world. It is produced exclusively with grapes from the Douro region, an important area due to its ground and climate conditions, making it this a unique wine.

Music House
This is the main concerts room in Porto. It was built near the Boavista roundabout and it is a iconic building designed by Rem Koolhaas.

Clergies Tower
It is considered by many as the ex libris of the Porto city. This bell tower is part of the church with the same name, built from 1754 to 1763, from a Nicolau Nasoni’s project. Its construction was ordered by Sir Jerónimo de Távora Noronha Leme e Sernache, after the request of the Brotherhood of the Poor Clergies.

Images were obtained from Wikipedia’s page about Porto.

 

Torre dos Clérigos
Clergies Tower

Accommodation List

  • HF Fénix Porto ****
    • Single (standard): 53€
    • Twin (standard): 56€
    • Single/Twin (superior): 65€
       
  • HF Tuela Porto ***
    • Single (standard): 52€
    • Twin (standard): 55€

 

  • HF Ipanema Park *****
    • Single (standard): 56€
    • Twin (standard): 60€
    • Single/Twin (superior): 70€
       
  • HF Ipanema Porto ****
    • Single (standard): 53€
    • Twin (standard): 56€
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