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Travel Information

 

The nearest international airport is Sá Carneiro Airport in Oporto (Airport code: OPO), 53 km away, and linked by motorway to both Guimarães and Braga (about 39 min. by car). From this point you can choose different combinations of further transport to reach Guimarães.


From Porto to Guimarães
# Option 1 - Public buses

From the airport Aeroporto Sá Carneiro, take the direct bus by the “Get Bus” service. For schedules and prices consult the webpage: https://getbus.eu/pt/. Reservation in advance is required. After reaching the Bus station in Guimarães or in Braga, you will have to take a local taxi to your hotel. In the case participants decide to travel by bus to Guimarães, you can find here information on some of the companies that provide travel services, depending on the location of departure:

 

Rede Expressos
Schedules available at: rede-expressos.pt
Tel.: +351 213 581 460

 

Transdev
Schedules available at: transdev.pt 
Tel.: +351 213 581 460 

 

Arriva
Schedules available at: arriva.pt 
Tel.: +351 253 423 500

 

Rodonorte
Schedules available at: rodonorte.pt
Tel.: +351 259 340 710

 

# Option 2 - Metro and Train

If you choose for the metro to get to the campus of Guimarães, line E is available: Airport – Estádio do Dragão (violet line). The stop-off is Campanhã, which gives direct access to the Railway Station with the same name, where you can catch trains bound for Guimarães or Braga. After reaching the Railway station in Guimarães, some of the hotels are within walking distance or you will have to take a local taxi to your hotel.

 

Travel information

Metro in Porto Train

Visit the metrodoporto.pt portal where you can consult the metro schedules and available lines from the Airport to the Railway station Campanhã in Porto.

Contact:
Tel.:(+351) 225 081 000
URL: metrodoporto.pt

Visit the metrodoporto.pt portal where you can consult the metro schedules and available lines from the Airport to the Railway station Campanhã in Porto.

Contact:
Tel.:(+351) 225 081 000
URL: metrodoporto.pt

 

# Option 3 - Rent-a-car

You could take a Rent-a-car service directly at the Airport, from a number of international and national companies. For Rent-a-car companies at the Airport please visit the Airport portal at ana.pt/Porto/PlanYourTrip/Car-Hire/

 

From Lisbon to Guimarães

You could take a Rent-a-car service directly at the Airport, from a number of international and national companies. For Rent-a-car companies at the Airport please visit the Airport portal at ana.pt/Porto/PlanYourTrip/Car-Hire 

 

# Option 1 - Car

Guimarães is located approximately 350 km from Lisbon, the Portuguese capital. You can reach Guimarães by car from Lisbon Airport. It takes of about 4 hours by Motorway toll road and you can take a Rent-a-car service (URL: www.rentalcars.com/Lisbon-Airport

 

# Option 2 - Metro and Train

From Lisbon airport take the metro to Oriente (Otherwise take bus number 705 or Aerobus number 2 to "Estação Oriente". You can catch a train at "Oriente" station. There is one single direct train from Lisbon to Guimarães per day, but there is roughly one train per hour to Porto - Campanhã. At Porto – Campanhã you can find a connection to Guimarães as explained above. Note, there is also the possibility to get a low-cost flight between Lisbon and Oporto. These flights take 45 minutes and are operated by Ryanair and TAP.

 

 

Fair Afonsina 2018 Open Enrollment


01 March 2018

New rules of participation set new schedules and update of private merchants share values ​​and associations in the craft area.

The next edition of the Fair Alphonsine, to be held 21-24 June in Guimarães, includes the establishment of new times of opening and closing, the update of the participation of private merchants values ​​and associations in the craft area of ​​S. Square James and the Largo da Oliveira, as well as the need to establish and delineate more clearly the merchants and food producers installation locations.

In the wake of the previous editions, the City of Guimarães intends in 2018 to continue the "Fair Afonsina" event, providing all visitors an unforgettable experience in time, by building themed spaces that will feature the four-day event.

On the first day of the event - June 21 - the fair will be open from 18h00 to 01h00. On 22 and 23 June, the hours will be from 11.00 to 01.00. On the last day (June 24), the opening hours will be from 11.00 to 22.00.

The spaces available are concessioned to different entities that promote the sale and / or demonstration of products classified in the identified medieval time, extending for several arteries of the city: Rua Conde D. Henrique, Sacred Hill, Largo Martins Sarmento, Serpa Pinto Street, Rua Santa Maria, Rua das Trinas, Largo dos Laranjais, Lane D. Aninhas, Valdonas street, Largo João Mota Prego, João Lopes Faria street, Nun'Alvares street; Canon Largo José Maria Gomes, Street Recorder Molarinho, Largo da Oliveira, Plaza de Santiago, Alfredo Guimarães Street, Mercy Largo, Largo John Franco, Countess of Juncal Largo, Rua Egas Moniz, Dr. Mota Prego Street, Dr. Avelino Germano Street Queen Street Maria II, Donães Largo, Donães Street and João de Melo Street.

Applications must be instructed with the following documents, which fill and delivery is mandatory formality for the candidate: Application form; Descriptive; Declaration of commitment and in the case of registered associations in the National Register of Associations Youth (RNAJ) submit the application document in RNAJ.

Applications must be submitted until March 05, the following ways: by mail with registration and acknowledgment of receipt to: Municipality of Guimarães - Largo Culture Division Canon José Maria Gomes, 4800-419 Guimarães; by e-mail through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. address or delivered in person at the Vila Flor Palace - Culture Division.

The document with the rules of participation in the Fair Afonsina can be found at < http://www.cm-guimaraes.pt/pages/1284 >.

Registration for the volunteer will be opened in due course.

 

 

 

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