University of Porto

Founded in 1911, the University of Porto (U.Porto) is a benchmark institution for Higher Education and Scientific Research in Portugal and one of the top 200 European Universities according to the most relevant international ranking systems.



Porto is a riverside and coastal city that marks the landscape of northwestern Portugal and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. The history and human occupation of this area is apparent in every street and corner. From people connected to the sea and the Douro River, to writers and poets, to urban workers and labourers, to the daily life linked to Port Wine, its historic quarters show the marks and traces of the course of time. Porto is a city where different cultural and artistic expressions coexist, marked by a singular architecture, monuments, museums and associations, and by the connection to the University of Porto. From music to cinema, from literature to science, from urban art to ancient and modern architecture, Porto presents itself as a cosmopolitan and at the same time intimate city.


Near the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto, the participants of the XLII APHES Conference will find a wide range of hotels, inns or guest houses for overnight accommodation. Below we provide some suggestions:

Local   Adress Phone Link
Casa Diocesana/ Seminário de Vilar   Rua Arcediago VanZeller, 50 +351 22 605 6000 Link
HF Ipanema Porto   Rua do Campo Alegre, 156 +351 22 607 5059 Link
HF Fénix Porto   Rua Gonçalo Sampaio, 282 +351 22 607 1800 Link
Hotel Douro   Rua da Meditação, 71 +351 226 001 122 Link
Hotel da Música   Largo Ferreira Lapa, 21 a 183 +351 22 607 6000 Link
HF Tuela Porto   Rua Arquitecto Marques da Silva, Porto +351 22 600 4747 Link
Hotel Vice-rei   Av. da Boavista, 911 +351 22 543 0120 Link
Pensão Favorita   Rua Miguel Bombarda, 267 +351 22 013 4157 Link
Pousada da Juventude do Porto   Rua Paulo da Gama, 551 +351 22 616 3059 Link


Near the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto, the participants of the XLII APHES Conference will find a wide range of restaurants, from the traditional Porto and Portuguese food, to the famous “francesinha” and gastronomy from other parts of the world as well as vegetarian specialities. Below we provide some suggestions:

Local Morada Telefone
Restaurante Alicantina Rua do Campo Alegre, 814 +351 22 600 8455
bbgourmet Maiorca Rua de António Cardoso, 301 +351 22 609 2003
Círculo Universitário do Porto Rua do Campo Alegre, 877 +351 96 987 2379
Confeitaria Leblon Rua do Campo Alegre, 229 +351 22 606 6355
Ikeda Japanese Cuisine Rua do Campo Alegre, 416 +351 915 499 363
Madureira’s Campo Alegre Rua do Campo Alegre, 365 +351 22 320 6521
Maria Dentada – Jardim Botânico Rua do Campo Alegre, 1191 +351 912 507 671
Mercado do Bom Sucesso Praça do Bom Sucesso, 74-90  
Olá Vietnam R. Arquitecto Marques da Silva, 74 +351 910 570 240
Remédio Santo Rua do Campo Alegre, 553 +351 914 541 472
Restaurante Capa Negra II Rua do Campo Alegre, 191 +351 22 607 8380
SUSHI & CO. Rua do Campo Alegre, 1578 +351 915 133 933

Other Information

Transport - XLII APHES Conference


  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto
  • Via Panorâmica s/n
  • 4150-564 Porto

Porto Buses SCTP

Bus Stop Junta de Massarelos:

  • Linha 200, 204, 207, 902, 903

Metro do Porto

Casa da Música:

  • Casa da Música - 15 minutes on foot
  • Route map

Taxi services

Access from Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport

You have at your disposal the metro, buses, taxis and car rentals to go to Porto’s city center.

The bus lines (STCP) cover almost the entire city, with services between 6am and 1am, all days of the week, with different schedules for each line. It can be adquired a tourist pass for 1, 4 or 7 days.

To travel in Porto Metro, with 6 main lines signalled with different colors and letters and indications of the different stations (being Casa da Música the closest station to the Faculty of Arts), it is necessary to acquire the rechargeable ticket “Andante” that can also be used in buses. In the Airport there is a stand for this service that can give all the necessary informations for your easy transportation within the city.


In Porto there are several public and private hospitals with emergency service 24/7, in case of any eventuality. For any more serious situation you can dial the emergency phone number: 112.

Money currency / International cards

The € (euro) is the Portuguese currency. Exchange of international currencies can be made through banking agencies in the airport or across the city. Credit / debit international cards may be used in ATM’s and in most of the accommodation, restoration and commerce services.. Time zone

The Portuguese time zone is the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), and in January we are under the Winter time.