Social Programme

The Conference Social programme includes a Welcome Reception and a Social Dinner.

Conference participants will be welcomed to University of Minho and to Braga in a free entrance Welcome Reception that will be held on Monday 15.

The Conference Social Dinner will take place in a beautiful and culturally rich building in the center of Braga: Hotel Vila Galé Collection Braga.
Participation in the social dinner requires previous registration and an additional fee.

The social dinner will start with a visit to the Palácio do Raio, that was built between 1752 and 1755, and restored in 2015. Nowadays, it is a complete Interpretive Center that shows the Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Braga’s (Holy House of Mercy) collection – over 500 years of history in a single building that had many uses over the years.

Participants in the Conference are invited to enjoy indoors and outdoors Holy Week festivities that take place during the whole week mostly in the evening.

Visits to Braga, Guimarães, and Alto Minho (north of Portugal) as well as cruises in Douro river (Oporto region), can be organized before and after the conference days, for groups of people interested in travelling around and enjoying this singular region.

Caravela Travel Agency will provide you further assistance to take the most of your time and to enjoy Portugal, “a garden at the seaside”! You can contact Caravela through the following e-mail address: