On April 29 and 30, the conference will be held at the Gualtar Campus of the University of Minho in Braga, Portugal. The Conference Opening in the afternoon of April 28 (including first keynotes and film session) will take place in the Diogo de Sousa Archaeological Museum, in the city centre.
Considered to be one of the youngest European cities, Braga combines perfectly its two-thousand-year old History with an invigorating youth and vitality. From Bracara Augusta to the present day, both for its privileged geographical location and its dynamism, Braga plays a leading role in the economy, culture, knowledge and technology of the region.
The Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary, recently classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is located just minutes away from the conference site and its monumental staircase is visible from the campus.
How to get to Braga:
Train services connect Braga to several points in the country through the Portuguese Railway System CP (Alfa Pendular, Intercity, Urban Trains of Porto).
The Porto – Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO) is the main axis in the Northwest region of the Iberian Peninsula and receives the most relevant airline companies and low cost flights (nearly 50 kilometres away from Braga). The most practical and affordable way to reach Braga from the Airport is through Get Bus, a shuttle service running frequently to/from Braga’s main bus station every day.
The airport of Vigo (Spain) is 100 kilometres away and there are bus routes that directly connect these two cities on a daily basis.
As for public transportation, the municipality is served by Braga’s Urban Transportation (Transportes Urbanos de Braga – TUB). Bus line 43 runs every 15 minutes and connects Braga’s train station to the Gualtar Campus.
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