25-27th September 2019
Porto, the city of this year’s conference, is one of the oldest European centers and registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. Among the architectural highlights of the city, Oporto Cathedral is the oldest surviving structure, together with the small Romanesque Church of Cedofeita, the Gothic Church of Saint Francis (Igreja de São Francisco), the remnants of the city walls and a few 15th-century houses. The neoclassicism and romanticism of the 19th and 20th centuries also added interesting monuments to the landscape of the city, like the magnificent Stock Exchange Palace (Palácio da Bolsa), the Hospital of Saint Anthony, the Municipality, the buildings in the Liberdade Square and the Avenida dos Aliados, the tile-adorned São Bento Train Station and the gardens of the Crystal Palace (Palácio de Cristal).
Further info: www.visitporto.travel
The currency in Portugal is the Euro (€).
In Portugal the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. You can use your electric appliances in Portugal, if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220 – 240 V (as is in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa). The plugs and sockets are of type F (this socket also works with plug C and plug E) just as like in most of European countries.
Portuguese is the official language in Portugal. However, good English is spoken widely in Porto, Lisbon and many other cities and touristic places.
September is the last month of summer and as such, sports an excellent climate, filled with hot and sunny days and just a smidge of rain here and there to cool the lands off. The average temperature is steady at 19°C .The high average stays well over 24°C on the good days, and the expected low hangs around 14°C.