The 2nd International Conference on Food Contaminants will be held at the University of Minho, in Braga, Portugal. The University of Minho, founded in 1973, is currently among the most prestigious institutions of higher education in the country, and it has also gradually come to assert itself on the international scene. The University has two major poles: the campus of Gualtar in Braga, and the campus of Azurém in Guimarães.

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Santa Barbara Garden © krzysztofcieBraga is located in the north of Portugal at about 60 km from Porto and 350 km from Lisbon. It is easily reached by car from Porto or Lisbon. The closest airport to the city of Braga is Sá Carneiro International Airport in Porto (OPO), which is about 50 Km away from the centre of Braga. Sá Carneiro Airport is served by regular flights from Faro (FAO) and Lisbon Airport (LIS), in Portugal, as well as direct flights from several cities around the world. From Porto or Lisbon, traveling to Braga can be done by train, bus or car.

From Porto Airport (OPO) to Braga From Lisbon Airport (LIS) to Braga

Basic Braga by Axis***

Walking distance to the Venue: 46 min / 3.6 km

Basic Braga by Axis

Basic Braga by Axis is the best combination price-quality in the city of Braga. Simple, but comfortable, it is located next to the railway station. The bus network has a direct connection from this hotel to the university every 15 minutes – Bus 43.
This hotel has 145 rooms, including 73 Basic rooms, 60 Standard rooms (for up 3 people) and 12 studios with kitchenette, for up to 4 people. All rooms are equipped with private bathroom, air conditioning, telephone, Wireless Internet and TV. This hotel offers the “Like” restaurant with wine menu, bar service and outdoor service available on summer time, 2 meeting rooms seating up to 50 people each and 1 room with capacity up to 30 people.

+351 253148000      +351 253148001

Type Price per night Breakfast included
Single Room € 35.00 Yes
Double Room € 45.00 Yes
Triple Room € 63.00 Yes

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Logo TUBIn Braga, we recommend the use of the Braga Urban Transportation System (TUB) to move around in the city. The bus lines and schedules appear in Google Maps, easing your planing and connections between lines.

Delegates that book accommodation upon event registration will be staying at Hotel Axis Braga ***, adjacent to the Braga train station. A shuttle bus is available, free of charge, to ICFC 2017 attendees. This bus connects “Hotel Basic by Axis” with the University campus (venue), non-stop. The bus will be marked with the conference logo in the front window. The shuttle bus leaves Hotel Axis at 08:30 on both days. A return bus will departure from the university at 18:30.

Delegates that want to travel from the Hotel to the venue at different times from the shuttle, can take Bus 43, which connects the Train station (bus stop "Rotunda Estação") with the Venue. This bus runs every 15 min from 07:00 to 20:00 (weekdays only). Each trip costs 1.55€ paid on the bus. See the map and bus schedule below:

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