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Post-Conference Tours

ICSA2013 will offer post-conference tours scheduled for Saturday, 27th July.

All tours will take place at the same time and places will be limited to a maximum of about 100 participants (including accompanying persons). Tours will take place subject to an adequate number of adhesions.

To participate in a tour the cost should be paid (separately from the cost of registration for the conference).

Deadline for tour registration and payment: July 24, 2013.

Information concerning transportation for each of these tours will be announced after July 10, 2013.


 1) Remarkable buildings of contemporary architecture - Full day (July 27th)

Departure from Guimarães to Braga. Visit the Municipal Stadium.

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The Braga Municipal Stadium is a football stadium built in 2003 as the new home for local club SC Braga, and as a 2004 UEFA European Football Championship venue. Designed by the Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, it is often considered one the most original and beautiful stadiums in the world. The Financial Times, states that: "There has been nothing in this country to match the architectural delight of Eduardo Souto de Moura’s stadium for Braga in Portugal, a breathtaking arena carved into the side of a rock face on the site of a former quarry."

Braga Municipal Stadium on Youtube

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Departure from Braga to Porto.


The tour proceeds for a Visit to Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art the first project of its kind in Portugal and represents the largest multicultural centre in the North mission to increase the public interest in contemporary art and issues in contemporary society. In the collection of Serralves we can find art pieces from Andy Warhol to Richard Serra, Helena Almeida or Paula Rego. Design by the Pritzker awarded architect Alvaro Siza Vieira, this building has a unique simplicity of white volumes dialoging with the beautiful landscape of Serralves gardens.

Serralves Museum on Youtube

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The The Casa de Chá da Boa Nova is a very known tea house and restaurant. It was one of the first buildings designed by the architect Álvaro Siza Vieira between 1958 and 1963. Build on the rocks, only two meters from the water, having as background the ocean, is the perfect too watch the sunset from its panoramic windows. The Casa de Chá is it paradigmatic example of “Porto Architecture” concerned with comfort, scale, context, and a complex craftwork detail that only seams possible that time.

The Casa de Chã da Boa Nova on Youtube

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Return to Guimarães.

Price: 89 euros.

Price will include:

Transportation by private deluxe motorcoach
English speaking guide
Entrance fees on visits
Lunch


 2) Porto tour and one hour Douro cruise - Full Day (July 27th)



Departure from Guimarães to visit Porto.

We will start with a visit to the impressive “Palácio da Bolsa”, with its famous Arab Room that reminds us of the famous Palace of Alhambra ,in Granada (Spain); later a visit to the Romanic and Gothic church of S. Francisco – built in the 13th century, with splendid baroque.

We will then walk through the Ribeira quarters to have lunch in a typical restaurant.

After lunch: all on board for a cruise in a Rabelo Boat, what will take approximately 50 minutes. Then we will continue towards D. Luiz I Bridge, with its magnificent iron structure, designed by Théophile Seyrig, former Eiffel’s associate. We will go up to the Belvedere of Serra do Pilar from where you can have a superb panoramic view of the town.

Finally we will pay a visit to a well known Porto Wine Cellar, at Vila Nova de Gaia, by the river, where exceptional Port wine slowly ages. A Port tasting will be waiting for us. 

Porto on Youtube

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Return to Guimarães.

Price: 89 euros. 

Price includes:

Transportation by private deluxe motorcoach
English speaking guide
Entrance fees on visits
Lunch
Cruise and Visit to Porto Wine Cellars


 3) Full day Douro cruise (July 27th)

Departure from Guimarães at 07h30.

09h00: Meeting at Vila Nova de Gaia quay to be all on board for a Cruise towards Régua to enjoy a delightful journey along the river Douro, through an untouched landscape of wonderful high hills, lush Porto vineyards, picturesque villages and traditional towns.

We will go through the dams in Crestuma and Carrapatelo, the highest in Europe at 36 metres.

We will have Breakfast and Lunch on board, including old friend Port Wine appetizer in the middle of the morning and at lunch.

Douro on Youtube

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Arrival to Régua scheduled at 16h00.

Return to Porto by train (arrival around 20h55).

Return to Guimarães.

Price: 154 euros.

Price includes:

Transportation by private deluxe motorcoach  Guimarães/Porto/Guimarães
English speaking guide
Cruise Porto/Régua with lunch on board
Trip Régua/Porto by train


 
 
 
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