Bissaya Barreto Events Center - Coimbra (Bencanta)

The 8th Conference on Forest Fire Research will will take place in the outskirts of Coimbra, Central Portugal, in a modern Events Center from the Bissaya Barreto Foundation ( The Bissaya Barreto Foundation is a Portuguese socio-cultural foundation, created in 1958 by Fernando Baeta Bissaya Barreto Rosa. He was an eminent professor of medicine at the University of Coimbra, a surgeon, humanist and philanthropist. One of the most accomplished personalities in the country, Bissaya Barreto marked the destiny of the city of Coimbra, through his vast and innovative social work, a major reference in the history of public assistance and social medicine in Portugal.


The Conference Venue is on the outskirts of Coimbra, but the Organization will provide a special Bus service for transporting participants. This Bus service will departure from the city center (Largo da Portagem), in front of Hotel Astoria and will have stops in the other 2 hotels suggested by the Conference Organization (check "Accomodation"). The image below shows the route of the Conference Bus. Please click it for more information.

bus route


The bus will have the following schedule:

8:00 - Departure from Hotel Astoria
8:15 - Departure from Hotel Tivoli
8:30 - Departure from Hotel D. Ines
8:50 - Arrival at 8th ICFFR Venue

We kindly ask you to let us know where you will be staying, so that we can easily organize the transportation buses. Please fill in this very short form:

You also have public transportation buses (SMTUC) that have a stop very near the Conference Venue (Station "Bencanta-Junta de Freguesia").

Taxis are easy to find in Coimbra, so you can go directly to the Bissaya Barreto Foundation (Fundação Bissaya Barreto) in "Bencanta" at your time preference.

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The city of Coimbra holds a special place in the hearts of all the Portuguese, and, we are sure, many of you, the participants of this Conference. Rich in its history it is said to be the oldest seat of learning in Portugal with a University founded in 1290. This makes it one of the oldest in the world. Check out these wbsites for more information about the Conference location, Coimbra, the University and others:

Bissaya Barreto Events Center (in portuguese) -

University of Coimbra -

Center of Portugal Tourism -

Visit Portugal -

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