When you Arrive

We are very pleased to welcome you to Porto.

We are very pleased to welcome you to Porto.

Access to the Symposium Venue

The Rosa Mota Pavilion is just minutes from the city center and 20 minutes from the airport.

GPS coordinates: 41.146892,-8.625894

  1. Metro
    The nearest Metro station is "Casa da Música", served by lines A, B, C, E and F.
    From here you can take a short 1.5 km walk through the city or use the STCP buses:
    201: Viso - Aliados
    302: Circular Praça da Liberdade - Constituição
    501: Matosinhos (beach) - Aliados507: Leça (via MAR Shopping) - Cordoaria
    601: Aeroporto (via MAR Shopping) - Cordoaria
    If you prefer you can use the Metro station "Carolina Michaelis", also served by lines A, B, C, E and F. To get to Super Bock Arena - Pavilhão Rosa Mota you have to walk 1.5 km or use one of these STCP buses:
    301: Circular Hospital S. João - Sá da Bandeira
    602: Airport (via Padrão Moreira) - Cordoaria
    The central station of Metro do Porto, "Estação da Trindade", is located about 1.8 km away.
    More information at metrodoporto.pt
  2. STCP Bus
    The nearest stop is "Palácio" (with the identifications: PAL 2, PAL 3, PAL 4 and PAL 5), served by lines:
    200: Cast. Queijo - Bolhão
    201: Viso - Aliados
    207: Mercado da Foz - Campanhã
    208: Aldoar - Aliados
    303: Circular Praça da Liberdade - Constituição
    501: Matosinhos (beach) - Aliados
    507: Leça (via MAR Shopping) - Cordoaria
    601: Aeroporto (via MAR Shopping) - Cordoaria
    12M: Sto. Ovídio - Av. Aliados (night service)
    13M - Matosinhos (Mercado) - Av. Aliados (night service)
    More information at stcp.pt
  3. Train
    The Rosa Mota Pavilion is about 1.7 km from the emblematic São Bento Station, the city's central train station, from where you can:
    • Choose to make the journey on foot through the picturesque streets of Porto's historic center.
    • Or use one of these STCP buses:
    201: Viso - Aliados
    208: Aldoar - Aliados
    501: Matosinhos (beach) - Aliados
  4. Own car
    Venue is served by an underground parking lot with 453 spaces - open 24 hours/day and has access through Rua Jorge de Viterbo Ferreira.
    Access to the Via de Cintura Interna (VCI) and the highway is 5 minutes away.
  5. Taxi / TVDE
    You can easily use the Taxi service, just indicate as destination the Rosa Mota Pavilion or the Palácio de Cristal Gardens.
    Alternatively, you can also choose between individual and paid passenger transport services in uncharacterized vehicles from an electronic platform. In Porto they work
    - Bolt
    - Cabify
    - Kapten
    - Uber


The average maximum and minimum temperature in Porto area are 22ºC / 72F (high) and 14ºC / 57F (low). Please take into consideration that Porto is located by the river and the ocean, and therefore can be somewhat windy in the late afternoon or evening. A sweater or a ladies pashmina may be necessary.


The official currency of Portugal is the euro (€).

Electric Current

The Portuguese standard is the European 2-pin socket with 220 volts AC at 50 cycles.

Health Requirements

With the exception of vaccination certificates for persons coming from areas where yellow fever is endemic, at present there are no special health requirements.

Hotel Check in/out Policy

Normal check in time at hotels is 03:00 PM. The established check out time is 12:00 PM. Should you need guaranteed occupancy before 01:00 PM on the day of your arrival, the previous night should be reserved.

Please note that it may differ among hotels. Check your booking information in advance.

Local Time

Mainland Portugal is 1 hour behind Central European Time (CET - 1).


The official language in Portugal is Portuguese. English, Spanish, and French are also widely spoken.

Medical Care

Clinics and hospitals provide 24-hour emergency service.

The national emergency phone number is 112. Hotels have a doctor on call through the reception.


The Portuguese law, in accordance with regulations in force in the majority of European Union member states, does not allow smoking in public transportation or in any closed public areas. However, some restaurants, bars, and clubs may have designated smoking areas.

TAX Free

Sales tax (VAT) is included in prices quoted. For persons who are not residents of the European Union, tax-free shopping schemes are available in many shops, giving substantial savings to visitors.