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The Venue

The conference will be held in the Centro Cultural Vila Flor, a historical palace in walking distance from the city centre that has been recently extended into a modern and most beautiful centre for culture and gatherings!

How to Arrive at the Vila Flor Cultural Centre

The town of Guimarães

The birthplace of Portugal, the historic town of Guimarães, is considered ''World's Cultural Heritage'' by UNESCO. An exceptionally well-preserved and authentic example of the evolution of a medieval settlement into a modern town, its rich building typology exemplifies the specific development of Portuguese architecture from the 15th to 19th century through the consistent use of traditional building materials and techniques.

The city hosts a plethora of cultural activities, the surrounding nature is gorgeous, and there are plenty of sites to visit. In 2012, Guimarães will be the European Capital of Culture. Equally worth a visit are the immediate surroundings, which include, for example, the city of Porto, the nature of the Peneda-Geres National Park or the sea and sand of beautiful beaches. Guimarães offers excellent hotels and restaurants in all categories, at very affordable prices.

Guimarães is easily reachable for international travelers, via the international airport of Porto, which is very well connected to the city of Guimarães.


Pictures of Guimarães