• Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP)

    Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, 431
    4249-015 Porto

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  • Accommodation

    Hotel 5 *****

    Porto Palacio Congress Hotel & Spa *****
    Av. da Boavista 1269, 4100-130 Porto, Portugal
    +351 22 608 6600

    Hotel 4 ****

    Eurostars Oporto Hotel ****
    R. Mte. Guilherme Camarinha 212, 4200-537 Porto, Portugal
    +351 22 507 2090

    Mercure Porto Centro Hotel ****
    Praça da Batalha 116, 4049-028 Porto, Portugal
    +351 22 204 3300

    Hotel NH Collection Porto ****
    Praça da Batalha 60, 4000-101 Porto, Portugal
    +351 22 766 0600

    Hotel Dom Henrique Downtown ****
    R. de Guedes de Azevedo 179, 4049-009 Porto, Portugal
    +351 22 340 1616

    Eurostars Oporto Hotel ****
    R. Mte. Guilherme Camarinha 212, 4200-537 Porto, Portugal
    +351 22 507 2090

    Hotel Beta Porto ****
    Rua do Amial 601, 4200-062 Porto, Portugal
    +351 22 834 8660

    Hotel 3 ***

    Grande Hotel do Porto ***
    Rua de Santa Catarina 197, 4000-450 Porto, Portugal
    +351 22 207 6690

    Quality Inn Porto ***
    Praca da Batalha, 127 - 130, 4000-102 Porto, Portugal
    +351 22 339 2300

    Hotel Star inn Porto - Smart Choice Design Hotel ***
    R. Sra. Porto 930, 4250-453 Porto, Portugal
    +351 22 834 7000

    Hotel 2 **

    Hotel ibis Porto Sao Joao **
    Rua Dr Placido Costa, 4200-450 Porto, Portugal
    +351 22 551 3100

    Hotel ibis Porto Centro **
    Rua da Alegria 29, 4000-041 Porto, Portugal
    +351 22 340 0700

    Hotel Porto Nobre **
    Rua do Amial 838, 4200-056 Porto, Portugal
    +351 910 067 629

  • About Porto

    Porto is the second biggest city in Portugal, the capital of the northern region, and a busy industrial and commercial center. Recently, the city has been chosen the “European Best Destination 2017”.

    The city was built along the hills overlooking the Douro river estuary, and its historical center was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1996. It has been continuously inhabited since at least the 4th Century, when the Romans referred to it as Portus Calle, which is the origin of the entire country’s name.


    Porto is quite varied architecturally, with medieval as well as modern living side by side. Among its monuments you can visit the Palacio da Bolsa, Sé do Porto, Port Wine Institute, City Hall, Igreja de Säo Francisco, all of them in the city center. Also, you can visit others zones of the city: the downtown who receives the name of Baixa, with its Mercado do Bolhão, a traditional market of fruits, vegetables, fish and meat. The West Baixa, with the Livraria Lello, voted as one of the most beautiful bookshops in Europe, where you can also have a coffee or glass of port, Torre dos Clérigos, a baroque tower with panoramic views after 240 steps to the top, National Museum Soares dos Reis, museum displaying Portuguese art. In the zone of Säo Nicolao (South city center) you can see the Ribeira, the part of the city near the river, the museum of Sacred Art and Archaeology of the Higher Seminary of Oporto and the 6 bridges connecting Porto to Gaia over the Douro River. To the west of the city center you can visit the Museu do Vinho do Porto, the Cristal Palace, a multipurpose pavilion with nice gardens to rest and the Museu Romântico. In the zone of Boavista (north-west city center) you can find the Casa da Musica and the Fundação de Serralves.

    The Clérigos Church
    Casa da Música
    São Bento Railway Station
    Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar
    Livraria Lello
    The Ribeira Square
    The Dom Luís I Bridge


    More information about Porto on: visitportoandnorth.travel

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    About Polytechnic University of Porto

    In 1852, the Porto Industrial School, later called the Porto Commercial and Industrial Institute, is established. In 1918, the Industrial Institute and the Commercial Institute separate formally. Their names, as we know them today, are created only 60 years later. In 1975, the Porto Industrial Institute changes its name to Porto School of Engineering and is integrated in the university education system. In 1976, the same happens with the Commercial Institute: it changes its name to Porto Accounting and Business School and is also integrated in the university education system. In 1985, the Polytechnic Institute of Porto is established, integrating the newly-created Porto School of Education and Porto School of Music. The latter changed its name in 1994 to School of Music and the Performing Arts, so as to integrate other forms of art, besides music. In 1988, both the Accounting and Business School and the School of Engineering are integrated in the polytechnic subsystem. Two years later, in 1990, the School of Management and Industrial Studies is created with two buildings, one in Póvoa de Varzim and one in Vila do Conde. It is only in 2001 that this school unites under a new single building, located between the municipalities of Vila do Conde and Póvoa de Varzim. In 1999, the School of Management and Technology is established in Felgueiras and, in 2004, the School of Healthcare Technology of Porto is integrated. These are the seven schools spread across three campuses, where thousands of people study, research, teach and innovate daily.

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    Porto Polytechnic University
  • Urban Transportation

    Porto is a destination which can be discovered by means of a variety of transport alternatives. Thus, the surface public transport system (trams and buses) is complemented by the underground system, turning the city of Porto into a place where visitors can get from one corner to the other in virtually no time. Biking is also possible in Porto, and taxis are also plentiful. Getting around by car, despite its inherent drawbacks, does have its advantages.

    By the surface public transport


    STCP is the company in charge with the local surface public transport system of Porto. The tram lines have been gradually replaced in time by bus lines, such that at present only 3 tram lines actually operate. Tickets and passes for the STCP network, as well as for the Andante network, come in all sorts of versions, from one-day tickets to multiple-day passes. The Andante tickets are said to be much more user-friendly and much more cost-efficient than the STCP tickets proper (Andante ticket owners have access to both the surface transport and to the metro lines). Porto Card holders can also enjoy major discounts while traveling by bus, tram or by metro.


    STCP also makes available tourist-oriented services, such as night buses or lines dedicated to airport transfers (lines 601, 602 and 604), not to mention the fact certain lines are put forward to tourists exclusively, so visitors of Porto can take the tour of the city while enjoying visiting the highest rated sights of the city.

    For complete information on the bus and tram line networks, ticket sale points, validation rules, advantages owner of Porto Cards can enjoy, schedules and the like, please visit the website: www.stcp.pt


    A further alternative in terms of public transport refers to Andante. This service was created by the so-called Transportes Intermodais do Porto (or TIP), combining the metro transportation with the surface networks, which guarantees tourists an extensive experience of Porto, giving them the opportunity to move more freely around in the city.

    Andante offers a card that allows using bus and metro. You should consult the required tariff zones.

    Intituto superior de engenhairia do Porto (ISEP) zone is C6.

    Note: if you make a lot of rides, it’s cheaper to buy the card and charge with rides in advance (namely before entering the bus).

    Note: don’t waste your card, it has a cost and you can charge it with additional rides.

    In order to learn more about tickets and passes, selling points and prices, as well as about tourist-oriented services, please visit the website: www.linhandante.com

    About the routes, you can check out (metro and bus) stops at: http://www.stcp.pt/pt/itinerarium/? Or http://www.linhandante.com

    Just put your address in A and destination in B

    By metro

    The underground of Porto is crossed by six lines which reach from the center of the city to sundry peripheral areas of the Greater Porto region. Three of these lines cover the distance between Estadio do Drago and, respectively, Senhor de Matosinhos, Povoa deVarzim and the Airport. The latter is of special tourist interest, given it can be taken into account as airport transfer means. The other three lines provide the connection between stations like Campanha and ISMAI, Hospital de Sao Joao and Joao de Deus, and Senhora da Hora and Fanzeres.

    Metro do Porto

    The Andante tickets can also be used in order to be able to get around by metro in Porto. In order to learn all about the metro line network of Porto, as well as about the funicular system of the city, please visit the website: www.metrodoporto.pt

    By the funicular system

    The funicular system of Porto establishes the connection between two different areas of the city, namely, Batalha and Ribeira. This means of transport is managed by the same Metro do Porto which is in charge with the underground transportation of Porto. The funicular system can be used by holders of Andante tickets also. For complete information on the ticket sale points, prices, schedules and schedule variation according on seasons, visit the official website of Metro do Porto.

  • São João (festival) will match the day of the conference.

    The official party of São João starts on the evening of the 23rd June, more than 200,000 people take part in the revelry, culminating in a spectacular firework display over the River Douro lasting about 15 minutes, usually around midnight.

    St John‘s festival is much loved by Portuguese people of all ages and is very much a family event. Traditions range from launching hot air balloons into the sky and hitting plastic hammers on the heads of passers-by, to waving garlic in people’s faces, jumping bonfires and offering friends and relatives potted basil plants decorated with traditional poems. It’s a time to get together with friends and family; or take a walk through the streets towards the spectacle of the best firework display in town.

    The main attraction is the fun it provides as well as the local holiday. It’s a day to put one’s troubles aside and enjoy some fun and laughter. The streets are full of stalls and decorations, music can be heard everywhere and popular songs are sung. Since the weather is usually very hot this time of year, the traditional fare is delicious grilled sardines, green peppers and rice and traditional Portuguese cabbage soup, called Caldo Verde. The smell of grilled sardines fills the city as it radiates from street corners and gardens to restaurants and beaches.

    The evening promenade is de rigueur from Porto’s old riverside area to Foz. For the strong hearted, the party will go on until sunrise with many parties taking place on the beach. Those who don’t want to brave the crowds usually have a party at home.

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  • How to get Porto

    Porto is a major infrastructural hub of north Portugal, which is why it can be easily reached by a variety of means of transport. Foreign visitors might find it at hand to get to Porto by plane, the closest airport being Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport, located about 11 kilometers north of the center of the city. Getting to Porto by train is, again, a reliable alternative. Driving to Porto is yet another solution.

    By Plane

    Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport is located on the north outskirts of Porto, about 11 kilometers from the center of the city. It is serviced by some 20 airline companies which operate both business class and low cost flights, such as Luxair, TAP Portugal, Ryanair, Air Berlin, Air Transat and Aigle Azur. These airline companies establish connections between Porto and sundry national and international destinations, such as Lisbon itself, Brussels, Toronto, Montreal, Milan, Paris, Madrid and Frankfurt, Bordeaux and London.

    More info: www.ana.pt

    Bus from the airport

    Metro from the airport

    By Train

    In north Portugal, Porto is the most important railway hub of all the cities. It is services by two main train stations. Estacao de Sao Bento (Sao Bento Train Station) is located in central Porto, in Praca Almeida Garrett, being the terminal of regional trains which travel between Porto and sundry north destinations (such as Braga, Viana do Castelo and Duoro).

    Estacao de Campanha (Campanha Train Station) is the terminal of trains leaving for and arriving from the south (Lisbon included). Thus, a train trip between Porto and Lisbon takes about three hours, but what is also worth mentioning is the said Estacao de Campanha is also used by trains which establish international railway connections.

    In order to learn more about the railway routes between Porto and sundry other national and international destinations, train schedules, ticket prices and the like, please visit Comboios de Portugal.

    By Bus

    Getting to Porto by bus is yet another inspired alternative for people who travel from abroad and for nationals alike. Bus trips have their inner advantages, and they can be taken into account by people who, for one reason or another, rule out flights and train trips, eventually opting for this manner of transport.

    Rede Nacional de Expressos

    The Lisbon headquartered Rede Nacional de Expressos links Porto to virtually the entire Portugal. One of the most frequented routes is the one between Porto and Lisbon. Thus, the company operates 9 trips a day between the capital and Porto, which is fairly reassuring for all tourists (business and pleasure tourists alike) who need to get from one destination to another in a relatively short time.

    For complete and updated information on the bus trips, arrivals and departures, network of lines, as well as ticket prices, visit the website: http://www.rede-expressos.pt/


    InterNorte might come in handy for people who want to travel between Porto and Lisbon, but the services of this company can also be opted for in case travelers want to go from Portugal to Paris. The company has quarters in Porto and Lisbon alike, but it also has branch offices in Paris and two other locations in France.

    In order to learn more about the bus trips operated by InterNorte, bus schedules and ticket prices, visit the website: http://www.internorte.pt/pt/


    Eurolines offers the best deals when it comes to international connections between Porto and sundry destinations on the continent. One of the Portuguese headquarters of the company is in Lisbon, but Eurolines also has a branch office in Porto.

    For complete information on the bus line network between Porto and the cities of Europe, bus schedules, ticket prices and trip duration, visit the websites: http://www.eurolines.com/en/ http://www.eurolines.fr/pt/

    By Car

    Porto is literally surrounded by motorways, meaning the city enjoys excellent road connections with the entire Portugal. Thus, for instance, A 1 links Porto to Lisbon, A 4 provides the connection to Tras-os-Montes, whereas A 3 reaches all the way to Minho. Braga, Aveiro, Viana do Castelo are also connected by motorways to Porto, so, depending on the chosen destination, tourists must opt for either A 29 or A 28 in order to get to where they want to reach. Either by bus or by car (private vehicle or rented car), Porto can be reached from virtually all corners of the country. Estradas de Portugal offers complete information on the motorway and national road networks of Portugal, which is why foreigners who want to get to Porto are referred to their official website.

  • Post-conference Tour

    "Information and Booking"

    Abreu DMC Portugal
    Joana Valle Pereira
    Email: Joana.v.pereira@abreu.pt


    Option A (2 days): DOURO RIVER CRUISE

    Day 1

    • 09:00 Boarding at the dock of Estiva (Cais da Estiva) - Porto
    • 09:15 Beginning of cruise to Régua. Breakfast will be served on board.
    • 10:20 Going up the Crestuma-Lever dam (Barragem de Crestuma-Lever) (14-meter level difference)
    • 12:00 Cocktail and lunch on board
    • 13:20 Going up the Carrapatelo dam (Barragem do Carrapatelo) (35-meter level difference)
    • 15:45 Arrival in Régua. Visit to Quinta da Região and tasting. Transfer to Hotel da Região
    • 20:00 Dinner at the hotel.

    Day 2

    • 07:00 Breakfast at the hotel
    • 07:30 Transfer to the dock of Régua
    • 08:00 Boarding and beginning of the cruise to Barca d'Alva
    • 08:25 Going up the Bagaúste Dam (Barragem de Bagaúste) (27-meter level difference)
    • 11:25 Going up the Valeira Dam (Barragem de Valeira) (32-meter level difference)
    • 12:00 Cocktail and lunch on board
    • 14:00 Going up the Pocinho dam (Barragem do Pocinho) (20-meter level difference). Snack on board
    • 16:00 Arrival at the Barca d'Alva dock
    • 16:30 Transfer to Pocinho Train Station
    • 19:07 Train trip along the Douro line to Porto
    • 23:07 Arrival in Porto (Campanhã Station).

    Price per person: 250.00 €
    Supplement for single room: € 30.00
    Takes place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

    Option B (1 days): DOURO RIVER CRUISE

    • 09:00 Boarding passengers at the dock of Cais da Estiva (Porto)
    • 09:15 Beginning of cruise to Pinhão - Breakfast will be served on board
    • 10:20 Going up the Crestuma-Lever dam (Barragem de Crestuma-Lever) (14-meter level difference)
    • 12:00 Cocktail and lunch on board
    • 13:20 Going up the Carrapatelo dam (Barragem de Carrapatelo) (35-meter level difference)
    • 15:45 Arrival in Régua
    • 17.30 Going up the dam of Bagaúste (Barragem de Bagaúste) (27-meter level difference). Snack on board
    • 18:45 Arrival in Pinhão. Free time
    • 20:03 Train trip along the Douro line to Porto
    • 23:20 Arrival in Porto (São Bento train station).

    Price per person: 100.00 €
    Held every Saturday from April to October