The International Symposium
Tradition and modernity
Porto is one of the oldest cities of the country, and, as such, its path is sinuous and picturesque. It is a unique experience to stroll through its streets and feel the pulse of the city. Take the tram to the mouth of the river Douro and get to know the excellent beaches and the outdoor cafés, visit admiring churches and monuments and encounter the non-conformist modernism of the new contemporary buildings of architects like Siza Vieira, Souto Moura or Rem Koolhaas.
Architectural and historical Heritage
a unique legacy
Board on a medieval journey and pound the historical centre, passing by the Cathedral or the Clérigos Tower. By tram or on foot, go down to the peer and experience the feeling of making a cruise on a Rabelo boat, which sail on the river Douro. Take the opportunity to admire the six bridges of the city, visit the Port Wine cellars and taste this characteristic wine in a cosy and refined atmosphere.
Visit the Casa do Infante Museum, The São Francisco Church, the Palácio da Bolsa, the pleasant riverfront and the well preserved Ribeira and Miragaia streets. But same wise, admire the well present modernity in the Casa da Música and Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art.
Sensations with the ocean and the river as background.
Besides history and culture, Porto is also leisure, fun and night life. The famous streets around the Galeria de Paris Street, the cafés and its terraces, the Miguel Bombarda area or the commercial Sta Catarina Street are reference points in arts, in culture, but also in leisure and shopping.
Find out what Porto has best to offer and enjoy the numerous outdoor cafés by the sea and the excellent City Park with seafront.
Austropa Interconvention is the official registration & housing office for the upcoming ISPPP 2020 in Porto and has negotiated best possible congress rates incl. breakfast at following hotels. Rooms can be booked directly during the registration process or afterwards via the online booking form mentioned below.
Crown Plaza Porto (conference venue)
In the central Boavista district, our Crowne Plaza® Porto hotel is a short walk from Porto Botanical Garden and concerts at the futuristic Casa da Música.
Gastronomic treats at Bom Sucesso market are 15 minutes‘ walk from the hotel while the historic district of Ribeira is 15 minutes‘ drive away. Closer still is the Serralves cultural centre, with a modern art museum, an art deco villa and a park. Enjoy the waves at the chic beach area of Foz, also within easy reach.
Portus Cale Hotel Porto
In walking distance to the conference hotel (approx. 4 minutes). In Portus Cale Hotel we want to make your stay unbeatable. For this reason, we offer you the best services and a kind and thoughtful staff. Furthermore, we put at your disposal fully equipped rooms, decorated with wooden furniture that makes them cosy.
Our hotel is only 5 minutes walking from Casa da Musica (Music Hall) and very close to Serralves Museum. In addition, you can visit the city in a comfortable way thanks to the public transport located near the hotel.
ABC Hotel Porto
In walking distance to the conference hotel (approx. 13 minutes) or reachable by direct line within approx. 10 minutes.
The ABC Hotel Porto Boavista is one of the most recent 4-star hotels in Porto, strategically located in Boavista, one of the most noble areas of the city. With several transport options within a few meters, including the metro station ‚Casa da Música‘, its excellent location will allow you to enjoy the city of Porto quickly and conveniently whatever the transportation you choose and whatever the reason for your stay.