Monday, 19 October 2015

UCAP CHP Social Program

We invite you to join us in all the social activities we organized for you.

All dinners are free for the congress participants, and we ask you to confirm your attendance with the forms bellow.

Please note that the Wednesday museum guided tours are also free but limited to the first 30 subscribers - please make your registration to this tour with the provided form.

Monday, 26th

7 pm 
Cocktail and Dinner at Green Wine House

The Green Wine House, home of Viticulture Commission of the Green Wine Region - installed here since the mid-forties, is one of the richest the mid-century XIX houses, called in that time Palace of Silva Monteiro.

Located in the center of Porto and on a slope facing south, overlooking the Douro river, the Green Wine House has three floors and, inside, a richly decorated architectural work in which the noble staircase stands out, illuminated by a skylight ornate. Behind the house, the garden, also keeping part of its original plan, dives over the Douro, through three consecutive terraced grounds, between arches and exotic flora.

Wednesday, 28th

3 pm 
Guided visit to the Romantic Museum and a walk tour along the Douro river, finishing at Port Wine Museum (limited to 30 participants)

The Romantic Museum of Quinta da Macieirinha - is housed in a building built in the mid-eighteenth century for recreational housing. It is located in an area formerly occupied by farms and continues today, framed by the beautiful garden and grove, which enhance the romantic atmosphere. Opened in 1972, this museum evokes a golden age in Porto - the nineteenth century. Its interior spaces are intended to recreate the housing of the high bourgeoisie of the nineteenth century. The exiled King of Sardinia and Prince of Piedmont, Carlos Alberto of Savoy-Carignano, died on Thursday of Macieirinha in July 1849. - Netrequintas Street (near Crystal Palace).

Port Wine Museum – it tells the history of Port Wine, the importance it had for the city's economy, people, places and important events in history that unites the city of Porto with the wine with the same name. It is installed in old warehouses of New Quay House, built in the eighteenth century and includes pieces of archeology, ethnography, stoneware and porcelain, furniture, textiles, recording sheets of copper, glass and other elements of interest, especially the collection documentary - Monchique Street (along the river).

Friday, 30th

7 pm 
Visit and Dinner Party at the Museum 

Casa do Infante - The Museum highlights the figure of the Infante D. Henrique. Through an interpretive center dedicated to the Discoveries and the figure of D. Henrique, the Navigator, who was born here in 1394 and played an important role in the Discoveries and the contact of Portugal with other countries, especially the Brazil. You can also appreciate in this museum the traces of Roman, medieval and modern occupation of the waterfront, featuring a model of Porto in the middle ages. Street Customs – Ribeira.

Free entrance tickets for town Museums

For all interested parties, we also have free entrance tickets, with no timetable or guide, for the following museums:

Numismatics Cabinet
Space that has one of the largest collections of numismatics in Portugal, representing a key role in the study of Greek, Roman, Hispanic, Arabic and Portuguese numismatics. Its collections comprise coins, medals, decorations, bonds, debentures, bank notes, bookmarks and monetary passwords, as well as dies medals and printing plates of bank notes - Carlos Alberto Square - Palace Viscounts of Balsemão (a visit in conjunction with Bank of Materials, we are in the same building)

Material’s Bank
For over twenty years, the Materials Bank invent, collects, saves and discloses the caracteristic materials of the city buldings, such as tiles, plaster, iron, among others. The Bank offers city residents repeated materials they have in reserve, especially for tile replacement in buildings being recovered - Carlos Alberto Square - Palace Viscounts of Balsemão.

Guerra Junqueiro House Museum
Set in a noble house of the century XVIII, remodeled by architect Alcino Soutinho in 1995, displays collections of domestic and foreign decorative arts covering a wide period - the fifteenth century to the nineteenth - and different types - ceramic, furniture, jewelery, metal art, textiles and tapestries, weapons and armor, among others. Part of the exhibition, the sculpture collection, is a deposit of the National Museum of Ancient Art, with pieces donated by the daughter of the poet and others resulting from acquisition - D. Hugo Street, back of the Cathedral.

Casa do Infante

Romantic Museum of Quinta da Macieirinha

Port Wine Museum

All tickets are limited in number. Please ask for them at the congress help desk.

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