How to get there

The Conference will take place at Hotel de Guimarães. Rua Eduardo Manuel de Almeida, 4810-440 Guimarães PORTUGAL.

The Pre-Conference will take place at School of Engineering of the University of Minho Campus de Azurém 4800-058 Guimarães PORTUGAL.


Guimarães was European Capital of Culture in 2012.

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By plane

Guimarães is located in north-western Portugal, approximately 350 km north of the capital, Lisbon, and about 50 km from the second largest city, Porto (also known as Oporto).

The nearest airport is Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport, located in the suburbs of Porto (

From this point, and in addition to taxi service, if you opt for a joined combination of subway and train, to get to Guimarães, line E is available : Airport - Estádio do Dragão (violet line). The stop-off is Campanhã, which gives direct access to the Railway Station, with the same name. Trains bound for Guimarães depart from the station of Campanhã.


By train

Visit the portal where you can consult the train schedules and available lines to reach the University of Minho.

The airport is connected with the Porto railway central station - Campanhã - by metro line E - violet line ( The travel takes 25 minutes, with trains departing every 20 minutes.Tickets can be purchased at the automatic ticket machines located in the Metro station or in the Airport information desk. Tickets must be validated before travel by scanning them in front of the yellow machines located in stations.


By bus

As an alternative to the train travel you have a shuttle (called Get Bus) from Porto Airport directly to Guimarães. Points of departure and arrival are clearly marked. No stops or drop and collect passengers are allowed in addition to the stipulated points.

To buy the ticket online (two weeks in advance) you just have to access, and fill the requested information on the form. Payment can be made by PayPal, credit card or MB.

Some companies that provide travel services, depending on the location of departure:


Schedules available at: Tel: +351 253 423 500


Schedules available at: Tel: +351 222 006 954

Rede Expressos

Schedules available at: Tel: +351 213 581 460


Schedules available at: Tel: +351 259 340 710


For accommodation please refer to "Registration area"

There is a number of rooms specialy reserved to IESA2016 Guests at Hotel de Guimaraes and Hotel Fundador.
Special rate will be applied under a code share request in registration form.

Hotel Guimarães ****

Located in the heart of historical Guimarães, Hotel de Guimarães features a spacious indoor pool and offers roomswith cable TV. Palace of the Dukes of Bragança, the city walls and the Salado Monument are within a 15-minute walk.

The air-conditioned accommodation at Hotel de Guimarães feature contemporary furnishings. They come equipped with a safety deposit box and minibar.

Tel. +351 253 424 800
Reservation:  Form

Hotel Fundador ***

Occupying a hilltop overlooking the UNESCO-listed centre of Guimarães, Fundador provides modern rooms with direct access to garage parking and free Wi-Fi, right by the town’s railway station.

Panoramic views of Guimarães can be admired from Fundador’s rooms with large windows. Some have wooden floors,others rooms are carpeted. Each is conveniently equipped with satellite TV,safe box and minibar. The bathrooms include a bathtub and non-smoking rooms are available.

Tel. +351 253 422 640
Reservation:  Form

More options for accommodation

Hotel Oliveira ****

The Hotel da Oliveira is within the historical Guimarães city centre, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Guimarães Castle, the city’s most iconic landmark is 150 metres away.

The air-conditioned rooms at the Hotel da Oliveira all feature a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer, flat-screen cable TV and tablet. The units also feature a minibar and some a balcony. All the rooms are individually decorated with themes regarding historical Guimarães personalities.

Tel. +351 253 514 157
Reservation:  Form

Hotel Ibis **

The Hotel Ibis is located in Guimarães city center, it is ideal for exploring the historic city center and its attractions, such as Guimarães Castle, the Palace of the Dukes or even Guimarães shopping center. Relax in one of our 67 rooms and enjoy our services,such as free WIFI access.

Equipped with the new Sweet Bed by ibis bedding, the ibis room offers everything you need for a comfortable stay: two cozy beds, desk, internet, TV with all the best channels and a bathroom with shower or bathtub.

Email: H3230@ACCOR.COM
Tel. +351 253 424 900
Reservation:  Form