Porto is located along the Douro river estuary in northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centres. Its location settlement dates back many centuries when it was an outpost of the Roman Empire. Its Latin name "Portus Cale" has been referred to as the origin of the name “Portugal”.
Porto’s Historical Centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is traditional and historical, but also contemporary, which can be seen in its streets, its monuments, and its museums. Icons such as “Serralves” or “Casa da Música” and a regular agenda of music, art, and sports events stand witness to urban space, in constant movement. One of Portugal’s internationally famous exports is port wine, produced exclusively in the Douro region and aged in cellars.
The i3S – Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde - University of Porto is a world-leading research institution for trans-disciplinary Health Sciences. Its mission lies in promoting the development of science and technology while creating an environment that feeds real breakthrough research and accelerates the translation of discoveries into clinical applications. i3S offers three Integrative Programs: Cancer, Host Response & Interaction, and Neurobiology & Neurologic Disease, and encompasses 68 research groups and over 1000 researchers.
Join us for the NEUBIAS conference in Porto and explore the many attractions we have to offer!
How to get to Porto
From the airport to the city center:
The closest airport to Porto City Center is Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport
The airport is well connected to the city center by the following options:
- Metro: Line E – purple| Exit at Trindade
Travel duration: 25 minutes | Ticket Z4: € 2,15 | More information: http://www.metrodoporto.pt
- Bus: Bus number 601 | Exit at Cordoaria
Travel duration: 30 minutes | Ticket Z4: € 2,15 | More information: http://www.stcp.pt/en/travel
- Taxi: Travel duration: 15 minutes | Average price: 30 €, but luggage and night hours may be charged extra
- Shuttle Service: Direct connection to the City Center
Travel duration: 20 minutes | More information: http://100rumos.com
From Porto City Center to FPCEUP:
The venue is conveniently located close to the city center of Porto, and can be reached by metro:
- Line D – yellow (Direction: Hospital São João)
- Stop at Pólo Universitário, the venue is in front of the i3S building
- Average time: 10 minutes | Ticket Z2: 1,30 € | More information: http://www.metrodoporto.pt/en/
- From other metro lines, you can change to Line D - yellow at the station Trindade
Alternatively, the venue can also be reached by bus. More information: https://www.stcp.pt/en/travel/
Tickets for the metro or the bus can be purchased at automatic machines at any metro station.
Here you can find some suggestions for your accommodation, depending on your preferences.
Walking distance to the venue:
Close to Line D - yellow (Metro)
Close to the City Center
This list is not intended to be exhaustive. We are sure that you will find the perfect accommodation, from Porto's large selection of good hotels and local accommodations.
Do not hesitate to reach the local organization team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject [PORTO23]
Questions about the registration to the Symposium can be sent to email@example.com using the subject [PORTO23-Registration]