The Alfândega

is the venue chosen to host the 8th Congress of the International Society for Applied Phycology- ISAP2024. Nestled along the banks of the Douro River, Alfândega do Porto stands as a testament to Portugal's rich history and commitment to innovation. This iconic venue seamlessly blends the allure of its historic architecture with modern facilities, creating an enthralling setting for scientific sessions, business meetings, exhibition areas, and socializing events.

Getting to Alfândega Porto Congress Centre from Porto airport:

Option 1:
Take the metro "Line E" towards "Estádio do Dragão." Disembark at "Trindade" after a 24-minute journey (Travel ticket: Z4). Transfer to "Line D" towards "Santo Ovídio" and alight at "São Bento" after a 4-minute ride (Use the same travel ticket as before). Upon exiting the metro station, head to the STCP bus stop and board the "500" bus towards "Matosinhos (Mercado)." Disembark at the "Alfândega" bus stop after a 4-minute journey (Use the same travel ticket as before).

Option 2:
Opt for a taxi, uber or similar for a convenient and direct journey, taking approximately 25 minutes.

Getting to Porto.
Porto, a picturesque city nestled along the Douro River, is a captivating destination with its historic charm, vibrant culture, and delectable cuisine. Here is a quick guide for those arriving by road, rail, or air.

1. By Air:
The Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO) serves as Porto's main international gateway. Located approximately 15 kilometers northwest of the city center. Upon arrival, you can easily reach the city center by taxi (or similar) or by the metro system. The metro provides a convenient and cost-effective way to travel into the city. For more information, please visit Metro do Porto website:

2. By Train:
If you are coming from Lisbon airport (or other destinations) there are trains that connect Lisbon to Porto in about three hours. For information about train trips to Porto, please visit the CP website:

3. By Bus:
Long-distance buses are another means of reaching Porto (from Lisbon airport or other destinations). Many bus companies operate services to and from Porto.

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For a comprehensive overview of various travel options, including flights, trains, buses, and more, you can plan your journey using This platform provides valuable information to help you choose the most suitable and efficient routes for your travel needs.