Location

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Located along the Douro river estuary in northern Portugal, Porto was recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. 

Its mild weather, its welcoming people and its ever surprising gastronomy are only some of the reasons to visit the birthplace of the famous Portwine. 

Magical and romantic by night, picturesque and culture thriving by day, Porto has estabilished itelf as one of the most important touristic destintations in Europe. Besides its rich, century-old culture, which populates the city with important historical landmarks, it is also home to contemporary buildings signed by world renowned portuguese architects such as Siza Vieira and Souto Moura. 

Besides its touristical attractions, Porto is home to modern facilities and state-of-the-art research institutions. One of the most proeminent and interdisciplinary scientific platforms in the country is located in Porto: in Asprela, the combination of schools from the University of Porto, private schools, research institutions and hospitals creates an environment favourable to real breaktrough research and technological progress.

Access

BY PLANE
To Aeroporto Sá Carneiro, and then by car or subway (choose line E, with connection to line D at Trindade, direction "Hospital de São João").

BY CAR
A1 highway (direction South to North) - Ash bridge: Take the "Porto - Paranhos" exit and follow the signs towards S. João Hospital.
A4 highway: Take the "Porto Centro" exit and follow the signs towards S. João Hospital.
A3 highway: Head towards S. João Hospital
A28 highway: Take the A4, direction "Vila Real - Porto Centro"; head towards S. João Hospital.

BY LONG DISTANCE BUS
From Rodonorte/Rede Expressos/Tâmega station, head to Av. Aliados.
Then take the subway, direction "Hospital S. João" (line D) or
Take the bus: 204, 300, 301 and 803.
There are also other buses near São João Hospital.

For more information, visit: www.stcp.pt

BY SUBWAY
Choose line D (yellow) direction "Hospital de São João" and exit on "IPO". After that, follow Rua Dr. Plácido da Costa on foot to FEUP (5 minutes).

For more information, visit: www.metrodoporto.pt

BY TRAIN
Arrival at Campanhã station – take lines A,B,C or E of the subway to Trindade and then change to line D, direction "Hospital de São João".
Arrival at São Bento station – take the subway (line D), direction "Hospital de São João".

For more information, visit: www.cp.pt

Comboios de Portugal (CP) will take you to the 7th Symposium on Bioengineering! As a participant in the event, you can buy train tickets for roundtrips to Porto in the urban network for only 2 euros. In IC /AP services between Coimbra-Porto and Lisboa-Porto, CP will grant a discount of 40-50% for group trips. For further details please click here.