Museum of Transport and Communication - Alfandega Congress Centre

The EVECC 2021 congress will take place in the Museum of Transport and Communication - Alfandega Congress Center

The Porto Customshouse Congress Centre (Portuguese: Centro de Congressos da Alfândega) is a convention centre and former-customshouse situated in the civil parish in Cedofeita, in the northern Portuguese municipality of Porto. The building is located in the historic centre of the city, along the bank of the Douro River, and was renovated under the direction of the Pritzker-awarded architect Eduardo Souto de Moura. It is part of the Museum of Transport and Communication, founded on 21 February 1992.


The first work on restoring the customshouse began in 1957, under the direction of Public Works delegation for Jailhouses, Republican Guards and Fiscal/Customs Buildings, that included repairs to the roof, painting and frames. In 1959, further work was done on the building, that included updating the electrical systems and general repairs. But, the building was abandoned by 1987, with the rise of road and rail cargo overtaking river traffic as the main source of freight traffic.


Facts & Figures:

Best Meetings & Conference Centre Europe
Business Destinations Travel Award 2014,2015 & 2017
Access for disabled people
Shipping dock
36 000 m² of flexible area
22 multifunctional spaces
400 parking spaces



By Car

The convention centre has its own car park with 400 spaces available during business hours. In addition to this, there are two large public car parks within a radius of 750 meters around the congress centre

By Train

1st Option:
Catch the train/metro to "São Bento"
Duration of trip: 4 minutes

Exit the train/metro station and at the STCP bus stop, catch the "500" bus – Destination "Matosinhos (Mercado)”- Exit at “Alfândega” bus stop.
Duration of trip: 5 minutes

2nd Option:
Catch the Metro "Line A, B, C, E or F" at "Campanhã” and exit at "Trindade”.
Duration of trip: 6 minutes

Change to “Line D”, destination “Santo Ovideo” and exit at “São Bento”
Duration of trip: 4 minutes

By Bus/Tram

The following public buses has a stop near the congress center: 500 Praça da Liberdade - Matosinhos (Mercado)

By Metro

To reach the Alfândega Porto Congress Centre by metro, catch the A, B, C, E or F line, exit at "Trindade" and change to line D, destination "Santo Ovidio" and exit at "São Bento". Exit the metro station and catch the STCP "500" Bus, destination "Matosinhos (Mercado)" and exit at "Alfândega".

Duration of trip: 5 minutes

The address of Alfandego Congress center is:

Address details: 
Alfandega Porto Congress Centre
Rua Nova da Alfandega 
Edifício da Alfandega 
4050-430 Porto


Photo's: ©CC BY-NC-ND “Associação de Turismo do Porto e Norte, AR”