The best way to get from the airport to the city center is using the Metro. The average waiting time is 25 minutes. The ticket is Z4, and should be bought in the ticket machines in the station, and validated before entering the train. The trip takes about 35 minutes.
The easiest way to go to FEUP from city center is by Metro. You have to travel in line D (yellow), in the direction of Hospital S.João. The ticket is a Z2. The trip takes about 15 minutes. Then you leave at station IPO, and you are 500 meters from the conference site.
To find a suitable route from your hotel, you can check the Metro journey planner.
Porto has a wide range of hotels, guest houses, apartments, and hostels, suited for all types of accommodation needs and budget.
As a first visitor to Porto, we suggest to stay downtown, close to Aliados, or nearby Ribeira and Clérigos areas, for the only reason of being close to all most important points of interest and the Metro.
Porto is a small city but full of charming places and things to see, from a pristine medieval centre to edgy architecture, a high-spirited nightlife and a lot of soul.
Trust us, find some time, pick one of the following guides, and start discovering “your own favorites” of Porto.
Porto is very attractive for food and wine lovers. Its rich and diverse gastronomy has several highlights. From the quick snack to a full-blown meal, there are numerous “places of replenishment and pasture”, where one can try all the local delicacies, for all budgets, from 4 Euros to two orders of magnitude more.
The top speciality of Porto, worldwide famous, is the “Francesinha”, a toast with a steak, sausage, cheese, spicy sauce, and more, much more. There are “Francesinhas” everywhere, several places are known as serving the best “Francesinha” in town. Well, ask two or three locals that you trust, and then decide where to go. Porto is also historically known for the “Tripas à Moda do Porto”, and because of that the locals became known as “tripeiros”. There are still some small restaurants serving it regularly, in case you want to try.
The Port Wine is famous everywhere. It comes from Douro valley, the first demarcated and regulated wine region in the world, since 1756. While in Porto do not forget to try different kinds of Port Wine (Ruby, Tawny, Late Bottled Vintage, Vintage, White, Rose), but do not forget to taste table wines, as many as you want, and for the budget you want.
Just in case, here is some useful information for visitors.
Olá! | Hello!
Bom dia.| Good morning.
Boa tarde. | Good afternoon.
Boa noite. | Good night.
Sim. | Yes.
Não. | No.
Tchin-tchin! | Cheers!
Obrigado. | Thank you.
Por favor. | Please.
Bora lá. | Let’s go.