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The #Ecsite2017 Gala Dinner takes place at the Stock Exchange Palace

Palácio da Bolsa

Conference participants will be enjoying an exquisite dinner enlivened by musical performances at the 19th century Palácio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange Palace) in the heart of the historical centre of Porto, in a succession of lavish rooms – among which the impressive Salão Árabe (Arabian Hall) and its Moorish designs.

Built by the City's Commercial Association in a neoclassical style, the Palácio da Bolsa was designated World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Palace remains the headquarters of the City's Commercial Association, even though it has lost its stock exchange functions. Nowadays, this venue is mainly used for high-profile events, such as official receptions for heads of states.

Recommended dress code: your own interpretation of smart - if you like dressing up, this is your chance to show your glamorous self.

Address: Rua Ferreira Borges, 4050 – 253 Porto

GPS coordinates: 41°08'28.8"N 8°36'55.4"W

How to get there: Metro São Bento (8 min), Bus stop Palácio da Bolsa: ZM; stop Ribeira: 900 (connection to Metro São Bento, Aliados e Trindade), 901, 906, ZR, 10M; stop Infante: 500, ZR, ZM, 1M

More practical information on transport and nearby accommodation can be found on the conference webpage.


2017 Ecsite Conference

This 28th edition brought 1,058 participants from 52 different countries to Porto, Portugal.  A warm thank you to our brilliant hosts: Natural History and Science Museum of the University of Porto (MHNC-UP) and Ciência Viva - and of course to all the participants who make this conference so special!