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:
|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:
|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|
Bus Stop Junta de Massarelos:
Casa da Música:
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.
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.