The SIEBM XX 2019 will take place at the University of Minho in Braga, Portugal.

The University of Minho is located in a city full of heritage scenes that lives hand in hand with the entrepreneurship and young spirit in vital areas. With over 2000 years of very rich history (The Roman legacy), possesses one of the oldest Sacro-Montes in Europe, The Bom Jesus, and the oldest Portuguese Cathedral and the Motherhouse of the Benedictines, the Monastery of Tibães (Mosteiro de Tibães). To read more about its attractions go to (https://visitbraga.travel/).

University of Minho – Gualtar Campus Rua da Universidade, 4710 - 057 Braga, Portugal
GPS coordinates: 41°33 '33.8'' N 8°23'54.3'' W

How to Arrive at the Symposium

By Plane

There are several regular low-cost companies operating from Sá Carneiro international airport. The airport is located 40 minutes from Braga depending on the transport used. From the airport to Braga there are several transport options: By car, cab, bus (shuttle) or train-metro (in order to get to the train station (São Bento) you need first to get on the metro line E in direction to Trindade). The airport website provides information including: up-to-the-minute flight information and connecting transports. Visit www.ana.pt for further details.

By Train

The train station in Braga is located close to the historical center, 5 minutes on foot from the Arco da Porta Nova (Rua do Souto) and 15 minutes by bus or taxi from the University of Minho. Braga is connected to several points in the country through CP services (Alfa Pendular, Intercidades, Comboios urbanos do Porto).Visit www.cp.pt/passageiros/en/ for further details.

By Bus

The University of Minho is easy to reach by bus. Several urban means of transport are available in Braga (Transportes Urbanos de Braga – TUB) that ensure your transport around the city and to the University of Minho (www.tub.pt). The Bus Central Station (Central de Camionagem) in Braga is 15 minutes away from UM and receives transportations companies like Arriva, Citi express, EBA, Get Bus, Internorte, Rede Espressos, Renex, Rodonorte, Transdev, ensuring several connections to different regional, national and international destinations. For example, from the airport to Braga there is a direct shuttle bus (Get Bus https://www.getbus.eu/en/).

By Taxi

The trip from the train station of Braga to the University of Minho cost around 5-7€ and takes approximately 10 minutes. E.g. Taxis Braga +351 253 253 253 (www.taxisbraga.pt).

By Car

From the airport follow the directions to Felgueiras/Maia/Braga (A3) and then follow to A3 Porto – Braga. You should exit in Braga (Sul) at the km 49. From there, follow the directions to the University of Minho (Universidade do Minho).

Where to Stay

Braga has a wide range of accommodations available, from luxurious to low-cost hotels. Here are some of the Hotels: Bracara Augusta Hotel* (www.bracaraaugusta.com), Vila Galé Collection Braga Hotel* (www.vilagale.com), Basic Braga by Axis Hotel* (www.axishoteis.com), Golden Tulip Braga Hotel & Spa* (www.braga.goldentulip.com), Hotel Ibis Budget  (www.ibishotel.com), Hotel do Templo (www.hoteisbomjesus.pt), Meliã Hotel & Spa (www.meliabraga.com) and Hotel Lamaçães (www.hotel-lamacaes.com). And some Hostels: Cathedral Guesthouse  (www.cathedral.pt), Collector’s Hostel (www.collectorshostel.pt), Sé Guesthouse (www.seguesthouse.com), Albergaria da Sé (www.albergaria-da-se.com.pt), Domus 26 Guest House B&B  (www.domus26guesthouse.pt) and Tea 4 Nine – Guest House & Bistrô (www.tea4nine.pt). The hotels referenced with (*) offer specials discounts for participants. In order to benefit from those discounts, you should need to mention the symposium during the reservation.