Social events

Welcome Reception


Sunday, August 27th, 18h30 at Hotel Solverde by the swimming pool.

 

PORTO Sightseeing + DINNER


Tuesday, August 29th, 16h00 – Meeting point at Hotel Sol Verde lobby where there will be transportation for all participants, including accompaning persons, for a tour around Porto that will end with a dinner at the restaurant “Casa do Ribeirinho” (with transportation back to the hotel).

During the tour, we will stop for a 45 minutes to visit “Palácio da Bolsa”.

“The Palácio da Bolsa is located beside the St Francis Church of Porto, which was once part of the St Francis Convent, founded in the 13th century. In 1832, during the Liberal Wars, a fire destroyed the cloisters of the convent, sparing the church. In 1841, Queen Mary II donated the convent ruins to the merchants of the city, who decided to use the spot to build the seat of the Commercial Association.

Building work began in 1842 following the plans of Porto architect Joaquim da Costa Lima Júnior, who designed a Neoclassical palace of Palladian influence, inspired by previous structures built in the city. Most of the palace was finished by 1850, but the decoration of the interior was only completed in 1910 and involved several different artists.”

 

Gala DINNER


Thursday, August 31stGala dinner will be hold at the Taylor’s wine cellar in Vila Nova de Gaia.
There will be transportation from the Hotel Solverde to the venue and back to the hotel.
The meeting place will be at the Hotel Solverde lobby at 19h30.

 

LUNCH + Riverboat Excursion on the River Douro


Friday, September 1stLunch and boat trip at the river Douro.
There will be transportation from the Hotel Solverde to the venue and back to the hotel.
Meeting point at the Hotel Solverde lobby at 12h15.

 

Accompanying persons tour


Monday, August 28th – Tour visit to Porto city centre including lunch.
Meeting point at the hotel lobby at 09h00.



Organizing

INESC TEC