Conference Venue:

Crowne Plaza Porto

Av. Boavista, 1466
4100-114 Porto
Tel. +351 22 607 25 00
Fax +351 22 600 20 31

Please use the MoniQA registration form attached at the accommodation page in order to get the special discount on the Deluxe Single and Double rooms (booking must be received before 15 July 2015!).

The Crown Plaza Porto is situated in the heart of Porto, the principal city of Northern Portugal, the Crowne Plaza Porto is one of the main landmarks of the Avenida Boavista business district. The hotel invites you to discover a new level of luxury, an integral part of the eternal magic of the city, its history and pulsating cultural life.

This hotel is the perfect place to lay your head when you visit Porto for pleasure or business. Sheer comfort exists in every corner of the guestrooms at the Crowne Plaza Porto. The decorative style, elegant and harmonious, induces the feeling of tranquillity and well-being. Furnished with noble materials, these private areas are places of total peace and relaxation. Stay with us and discover why Porto is hitting the headlines. We look forward to welcoming you soon to Crowne Plaza Porto.

Located in the upscale residential and business area of Porto, Crowne Plaza Porto is ideally positioned between the sea and city centre. The 232 rooms are decorated elegantly and harmonious and induce the feeling of tranquillity and well-being. Experience a great sea view from our top floors. Equipped with 11 meeting rooms with natural day light and a total of 1000 sqm of meeting space.

There is a 4 floors shopping mall available 15 minutes walking distance, with international and national clothing, food, supermarket, book shops and technology brands.

Recharge your battery in our fitness room. Open 24/7 cardio and weight lifting equipment is at your disposal to stay in shape even on holidays or during your business trips.


Explore our prime location near the subway to get connected into the City and do not miss the world renowned Lello book store with a historic space with a Neo-Gothic interior featuring a grand staircase. Enjoy a perfect sunny break in Majestic Café, a classic European Art Nouveau café and a City landmark. Do not lose the opportunity to take a cruise or a tour down the World Heritage Douro Valley.

Must Do

You must not miss the Port Wine Cellars experience, where you have the chance to learn about the history and secrets behind the famous wine accompanied by a wine taste. Just 1h from the city, the Douro Valley is a must do visit - experience the harvest process and iconic century farm houses. To reach it, take the fabulous boat cruise or the historical train tour.

Must See

While visiting the city, you must visit Casa da Musica, an architectural masterwork by Rem Koolhaas located just 10 minutes walking from the hotel. Close by, you can also find the Contemporary Serralves Art Museum, surrounded by a magnificent park. In the hearth of the city, take a walk on the atmospheric, colourful, World Heritage riverfront medieval district, named as Ribeira.

Don’t Go Home Without

Before travelling home do buy a bottle of Port Vintage wine and taste the famous Francesinha, a traditional Porto delicacy composed of bread, ham, sausage and stake covered with melted cheese and hot tomato and beer sauce served with French fries.

Location and Transportation

Driving directions from the Airport

Look for the exit indications “Porto”. Continue straight ahead, passing Leixões Harbour until you reach a roundabout. Take the 2nd exit and continue until you reach other roundabout. Take the 1st exit and the hotel is located in the Boavista Avenue.

Detailed driving directions

Look for the exit indications Porto Matosinhos. The first exit on the right (take direction Porto). Continue straight ahead, passing Leixões Harbour.Continue still ahead and you will be passing over the highway VCI .Keep going straight ahead until you reach the Boavista roundabout. Exit on the first street right (Casa da Musica on the right hand side). After the 4th set of traffic lights you will find our hotel on your right.

Driving directions from subway

From the Casa da Musica subway station, the hotel is ideally located 5 minutes driving distance alongside Av. Boavista. Exiting the subway, exit on the first exit on the roundabout, and the hotel will appear on your right side approximately in 2 km.

Driving directions from train station

From Campanha, turn left  Rua Freixo. On roundabout 4th exit to Circunvalação. After 140 m take A20 direction Centro. Continue 7.9 km, exit at Boavista/Bessa Go ahead until the roundabout. First exit Av Boavista, the hotel is located right side in 2 km.

Some Attractions

The first building built in Portugal exclusively devoted to public presentations of different kinds of music. It is associated to the great concert halls of the world, presenting an acoustics with values “above the best”. A project of the renowned architect Rem Kholhaas

The largest cultural centre in the North of Portugal. A plan of the architect Siza Vieira, it is the first project of this kind. The Serralves Museum is the foremost museum for contemporary art in Portugal, uniquely located in the grounds of the Serralves Estate, which also comprises a Park and a Villa

River bank of Vila Nova de Gaia. The privileged place to taste the precious nectar. Located in Vila Nova de Gaia. Calem, Taylors, Sandeman and Burmester are one of the most important wine cellars.

Palacio da Bolsa evokes a glorious past, immortalized in artistic and symbolic value. It is the spitting image of its own character, which makes it one of the most noteworthy monuments of the 19th Centrury architecture in Porto and a mandatory stop for all those who visit the mui noble unconquered city. It’s one hundred and seventy five years of history go back to the famous siege of Porto.

Lonely Planet considered Lello & Irmão Bookstore as the third most beautiful library in the world. The store has an excellent neo gothic facade, where you can see two figures painted by Jose Bielman, representing the Science and the Art. This facade is only surpassed by its stunning interior, designed by Xavier Esteves. The building was inaugurated on January 13th, 1906, in an important social event for both Portuguese and Brazilian societies, attended by famous people from different spheres.

Splendor of the Belle Epoque.On the 17th December 1921, an establishment called Elite café opened for business in Porto. It was located in Santa Catarina street, a pedestrian walkway for shopping and for the finest members of society, then and now. The café enlightened the street with its Art Nouveau decoration, by architect Joao Queiroz.