Alfandega Congress Centre - Porto

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Porto Convention center
ChainIndependent / Other
Brand
Independent
Built
Renovated
Total meeting space11,000 sq. m
Guest rooms
Rua Nova da Alfandega
Edificio da Alfandega
Porto 4050-430

Amenities

Room features and guest services

  • Internet access

Facilities

  • Space (Outdoor)
  • Space (Private)

Business services

  • AV capabilities
  • Business center
  • Video conference

Venue accessibility

  • Airport shuttle
  • Bus
  • Subway
  • Taxi
  • Train

Equipment

  • Loading dock
  • Portable heaters
  • Staging area

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Meeting Space

Total meeting space11,000 sq. m
Meeting rooms24
Largest room2,000 sq. m
Second largest room2,000 sq. m
Space (Private)Available
Space (Outdoor)Available
Exhibit Space11,000 sq. m
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Local Attractions

São Bento Train Station

Historical landmark
8 minutes away
It is considered one of the most beautiful train stations in the world and is decorated with over 20 thousand portuguese tiles. The station has train lines to whole country.

Rabelo Boat Cruise

Recreation
0 minutes away
Rabelo Boat Cruises. Unique for social programmes and incentives! Events hosted in our venue can use our quay for arrivals or departures of participants by boat. photo credits: CC BY-NC-ND - Associação de Turismo do Porto e Norte, AR

Tram Cars

Recreation
0 minutes away
One of ways to visit the city, in a tram! These can also be rented for private tours, social programmes and incentive activities. photo credits:

Ribeira

Historical landmark
5 minutes away
photo credits: CC BY-NC-ND Município do Porto

Lello Bookstore

Historical landmark
5 minutes away
Considered the 3rd most beautiful bookstore in the world and is said to be one of J. K. Rowling´s main inspirations for the Harry Potter Books. photo credits: CC BY-NC-SA - Associação de Turismo do Porto e Norte, AR

Porto International Airport

Airport
15 minutes away
The Congress Centre has great accesses for participants from every corner of the world. It is just 15 minutes away from the Porto International Airport, which has over 60 direct flights worldwide and was considered the 3rd best European Airport by ACI – Airports Council International, it´s 8th international award in the past 8 years. The congress centre is also easily reached by train and car and for transportation inside the city, the bus and metro lines are very modern and useful. photo credits: CC BY-NC-ND - Aeroporto do Porto Marketing Aviação

Pergola - Foz area

Recreation
10 minutes away
"Pergola - Foz area". A must see area, for some quality time by the northern Portugal beach sides! photo credits: CC BY-NC-SA - Município do Porto

Distance from airport

  • 16 km from venue

Parking

  • Paid parking
  • Street parking
  • Bus parking

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The Alfandega Porto Congress Centre is the ideal place for business, scientific, cultural and commercial events. It is one of the largest and most versatile venues in Portugal and considered the best congress centre in the country. Other than the 24 multifunctional rooms which are part of its flexible area of 50.000sq m2, the congress centre has built-in translation booths, a private 400 car parking area and free access for all delegates to our 3 permanent cultural and museological spaces. All of this complements the events hosted at our venue to enhance any experience. The Alfândega Porto Congress Centre was built over 160 years ago and used to be a customs house. Recently recovered by Pritzer-prize Portuguese architect Souto Moura, the building maintains its original architecture with singular shapes and spaces that surprises all visitors every single time. From the outside, the centenary building, outstanding from the rest of Porto´s landscape but still harmonious with the city´s streets and river line, faithful to the unique urban and natural landscape. From the inside, combined with the mix of materials such as stone, iron, brick and wood that are characteristic from its astonishing construction, there is a fully equipped and completely modern congress centre with everything required to host any type of event, from international congresses to huge fashion shows, gala dinners, sport events or car exhibitions. The building is located in the heart of Porto´s historic city centre, World Heritage Site by Unesco and recently recognized for the second time as “European Best Destination” by European´s Consumer´s Choice (2012, 2014 and 2017). The city of Porto is gaining territory on every tourist´s map due to the various awards it has been winning in the past years, for its diversity, culture, architecture, history and for to its unique wine and gastronomy. The Congress Centre has great accesses for participants from every corner of the world. It is just 15 minutes away from the Porto International Airport, which has over 60 direct flights worldwide and was considered the 3rd best European Airport by ACI – Airports Council International. The congress centre is also easily reached by train and car and for transportation inside the city, the bus and metro lines are very modern and useful. Right by the river bank, the congress centre has its own shipping dock which can be used for several activities. For example, participants of an event can arrive by boat after a river cruise or depart after meetings to the other side of the river, where they may find all of the world famous port wine cellars. The Alfândega Porto Congress Centre offers a wide range of services, capable of responding to the highest standards, ensuring the most effective and competitive solutions. You may rely on the experience and professionalism of the team to assist you on organizing your event, making it flawless and unforgettable. For all of these reasons and many more, the Alfândega Porto Congress Centre is far from the usual Congress Centre, it has a surprise effect on its visitors and meets all of their expectations and needs. Therefore, we consider that our venue is unique. Come and visit us or challenge us for a proposal for your event and see for yourself!

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