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Getting to Braga

Braga is about 60kms from Porto international airport. Porto is easily reachable by plane. Francisco Sá Carneiro airport is a very well conectei international airport with daily flights to the major European cities and a few intercontinental direct connections.

There is a low-cost shuttle service from Braga to the airport (direct), which can also be reached by train. There are regular buses from Braga to the city centre. Taxi is also an option. The taxi option (€55) becomes competitive if shared with other participants.

Getting from the train station to the conference location

Conference location

The conference will be held in the D. Diogo Museum of Archeology and Arts, a public institution which is administrated by the Direção Regional de Cultura do Norte, located at the very heart of Braga. The D. Diogo Museum is conveniently located at the cultural and historic center. This museum provides several services, including exhibition spaces, an auditorium, a shop, a library, a small restaurant, and an elegant garden.

Around this museum you will find the old part of Braga, including roman archeological ruins that can be visited, from around the first century AC when Braga was founded.

About Braga, Portugal

Braga, capital of the Minho province, is an ancient city in the heart of the green and fertile region known as the Costa Verde. The region is known for its attractiveness in terms of climate, gastronomy, prices, and culture. Braga is known for its baroque churches and splendid 18th century houses. The old city is solemn and antique, but animated with commercial activity and academic life.

Should you consider coming to Braga to see and enjoy all its beauty and wonderful treats, the following movies will give you an idea of what is waiting for your visit. An excellent resource about Braga is the city's Use-It map.

Braga is the capital of the Minho region. The Braga area is often referred to as the "Portuguese silicon valley". This is due to the increasing transformation of an agriculture and trade based economy into an IT-service based economy originating from the many successful start-ups which have emerged from the University of Minho.