About Porto

Visit Porto

Located along the Douro river estuary in Northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centres, and its historical core was proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. The western part of its urban area extends to the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. Its settlement dates back many centuries, when it was an outpost of the Roman Empire. Its combined Celtic-Latin name, Portus Cale, has been referred to as the origin of the name “Portugal”, based on transliteration and oral evolution from Latin. In Portuguese, the name of the city is spelled with a definite article (“o Porto”; English: the port). Consequently, its English name evolved from a misinterpretation of the oral pronunciation and referred to as Oporto in modern literature and by many speakers.

One of Portugal’s internationally famous exports, port wine, is named after Porto, since the metropolitan area, and in particular the cellars of Vila Nova de Gaia, were responsible for the packaging, transport and export of the fortified wine. In 2014 and 2017, Porto was elected The Best European Destination by the Best European Destinations Agency.
See all the information on the destination at:
http://www.visitporto.travel
https://www.visitportugal.com/en/destinos/porto-e-norte/73735
http://www.visitportoandnorth.travel/

How to get to Porto & Conference Venue

For information about flights to Porto, please visit the ANA Aeroporto website:  http://bit.ly/1IYMia5

To arrive at the Alfândega Porto Congress Centre from the airport, there are 2 options:

1st option:
Catch the metro “Line E”, Destination “Estádio do Dragão”. Exit at “Trindade”
Duration of trip: 24 minutes
Travel ticket: Z4

At “Trindade” change to “Line D” – Destination “Santo Ovidio” and exit at “São Bento”
Duration of trip: 4 minutes
Travel ticket: Use same travel ticket as before

Exit the metro station and at the STCP bus stop, catch the “500″ bus – Destination “Matosinhos (Mercado)”- Exit at “Alfândega” bus stop.

Duration of trip: 4 minutes
Travel ticket: Use same travel ticket as before

2nd Option
Taxi – aprox. 25 minutes

For information about train trips to Porto, please visit the CP website: http://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en/ 

To travel to the Alfândega Porto Congress Centre by train, there are two possible train stations:

Campanhã Train Station

1st Option:
Catch the train/metro to “São Bento”
Duration of trip: 4 minutes
Travel ticket: Z2

Exit the train/metro station and at the STCP bus stop, catch the “500” bus – Destination “Matosinhos (Mercado)”– Exit at “Alfândega” bus stop.
Duration of trip: 5 minutes
Travel ticket: Use same travel ticket as before

2nd Option:
Catch the Metro “Line A, B, C, E or F” at “Campanhã” and exit at “Trindade”.
Duration of trip: 6 minutes
Travel ticket: Z2

Change to “Line D”, destination “Santo Ovideo” and exit at “São Bento”
Duration of trip: 4 minutes
Travel ticket: Use same travel ticket as before

3rd Option:
Taxi: aprox. 12 minutes
S. Bento Train Station

Exit the train/metro station and at the STCP bus stop, catch the “500” bus – Destination “Matosinhos (Mercado)”– Exit at “Alfândega” bus stop.
Duration of trip: 5 minutes
Travel ticket: Z2

A1:
Follow the A1 highway until Via Panorâmica Edgar Cardoso in Porto.
Keep to the right at the intersection to continue on the A1 and follow the directions to IC2/Porto-Arrábida/Gaia Centro/IC1/V.na Castelo. 
Exit at Campo Alegre (750m)
Keep left in direction to Via Panorâmica Edgar Cardoso (260m)
Turn right in direction to R. da Rainha Dona Estefânia (280m)
Turn right in direction to R. de Dom Pedro V (600m)
Turn left in direction to Viaduto do Cais das Pedras (850m)
Continue until R. Nova da Alfândega (220m)

A3:
Follow the A3 highway until Via Panorâmica Edgar Cardoso in Porto.
Keep right and exit and exit 6 to change to A20/IC23 in direction to VCI/Porto/Boavista/Gaia/Arrábida (4,1km)
Continue until A1/IC23 (2,1km)
Exit at Campo Alegre (1,4km)
Keep left in direction to Via Panorâmica Edgar Cardoso (260m)
Turn right in direction to R. da Rainha Dona Estefânia (280m)
Turn right in direction to R. de Dom Pedro V (600m)
Turn left in direction to Viaduto do Cais das Pedras (850m)
Continue until R. Nova da Alfândega (220m)

A4:
Follow the A4 highway until Via Panorâmica Edgar Cardoso in Porto.
Keep right to change to A3 in direction to Porto/A1/Lisboa (3km)
Keep right and take exit 6 to change to A20/IC23 in direction to VCI/Porto/Boavista/Gaia/Arrábida (4,1km)
Continue until A1/IC23 (2,1km)
Exit at Campo Alegre (1,4km)
Keep left in direction to Via Panorâmica Edgar Cardoso (260m)
Turn right in direction to R. da Rainha Dona Estefânia (280m)
Turn right in direction to R. de Dom Pedro V (600m)
Turn left in direction to Viaduto do Cais das Pedras (850m)
Continue until R. Nova da Alfândega (220m)

A28:
Follow the A28 until Via Panorâmica Edgar Cardoso in Porto.
Follow directions to keep on the A28
Keep right to change to A1/IC23 in direction to Gaia/Lisboa (2km)
Exit at Campo Alegre (1,4km)
Keep left in direction to Via Panorâmica Edgar Cardoso (260m)
Turn right in direction to R. da Rainha Dona Estefânia (280m)
Turn right in direction to R. de Dom Pedro V (600m)
Turn left in direction to Viaduto do Cais das Pedras (850m)
Continue until R. Nova da Alfândega (220m)

The Alfândega Porto Congress Centre can be reached by the following bus lines:

500
Praça da Liberdade – Matosinhos (Mercado)

ZR
Alfândega – Areias

ZM
Cordoaria – Bom Sucesso (Boavista)
+ info: www.stcp.pt

To reach the Alfândega Porto Congress Centre by metro, catch the A, B, C, E or F line, exit at “Trindade” and change to line D, destination “Santo Ovidio” and exit at “São Bento”.

Exit the metro station and catch the STCP “500” Bus, destination “Matosinhos (Mercado)” and exit at “Alfândega”.
Duration of trip: 5 minutes
Travel ticket: Z2

+ info: www.metrodoporto.pt

Great Things To Do in Porto

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