How to Arrive at the Vila Flor Cultural Centre
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
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