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Congresses up to 3000 delegates? We have the perfect venue in Porto!

The answer is simple: Alfândega do Porto Congress Centre, one of the largest and most awarded congress centers in Portugal.

Let’s start with the main numbers that make Alfândega Congress Centre the perfect venue for a large-scale congress in Porto: located in a historic building next to the Douro River, it can host congresses up to 3000 participants and banquets up to 1700 people.

With 36000 square meters of flexible area, 22 multifunctional spaces and 400 parking spaces, this extraordinary venue also features Wi-Fi total coverage, rooms with built-in translation booths, access for disabled people and a shipping dock.

Alfândega was awarded several prizes in the past years, including Best Meetings & Conference Centre Europe, and when we talk about big events it is inevitable to mention this venue that we are very proud of and that dignifies the city of Porto

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Let’s look at some of the halls suitable for organizing a congress for up to 3000 delegates at Alfândega do Porto:

The Archive Hall is famous for its versatility and unique features, perfect for a conference of this size. With an area of 1200 square meters, it is equipped with air conditioning, it offers the possibility of total blackout and has excellent acoustic conditions.


Theatre-style seating: 1200 pax
Classroom-style seating: 650 pax
Boardroom-style seating: 180 pax
Banquet-style seating: 1200 pax
Cocktail: 1500 pax

The west wing of the building includes 7 rooms fully prepared to host seminars, meetings, presentations and exhibitions. The Infante Hall is the largest of the 7, measuring 394 square meters. It has views of the Douro River, air conditioning and 3 simultaneous translation booths.

Theatre-style seating: 350 pax
Classroom-style seating: 168 pax
Boardroom-style seating: 63 pax
Banquet-style seating: 250 pax
Cocktail: 500 pax

Due to their perfect location, Miragaia & S. João Halls are ideal for parallel sessions of congresses and are perfect for smaller meetings. With 115 square meters, they have air conditioning and offer the possibility of total blackout.

Theatre-style seating: 90 pax
Classroom-style seating: 60 pax
Boardroom-style seating: 30 pax
Banquet-style seating: 80 pax
Cocktail: 150 pax

Maria & D. Luís Halls have medium size and are great for events of larger dimension but can be used independently. The spaces can be used for parallel sessions of congresses, for example. With 167 square meters, these 2 rooms have air conditioning, possibility of total blackout and 3 simultaneous translation booths.

Theatre-style seating: 150 pax
Classroom-style seating: 85 pax
Boardroom-style seating: 51 pax
Banquet-style seating: 140 pax
Cocktail: 220 pax

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Arrábida & Porto Halls also have medium size and can be used independently. They have an area of ​​177 square meters, are equipped with air conditioning and offer the possibility of total blackout.

Theatre-style seating: 150 pax
Classroom-style seating: 85 pax
Boardroom-style seating: 51 pax
Banquet-style seating: 140 pax
Cocktail: 220 pax

Facing south and with river view, the Noble Hall is connected to the quay through three large doors. The walls are decorated with a collection of panels by Martins Barata. The room has a ceiling height of 9 meters and is especially used for institutional events, formal sessions and dinners. With an area of ​​345 square meters, this room benefits from great access due to its ground floor location. Noble Hall offers the possibility of total blackout.

Theatre-style seating: 350 pax
Classroom-style seating: 168 pax
Boardroom-style seating: 63 pax
Banquet-style seating: 300 pax
Cocktail: 520 pax

Despachantes Hall is a wide room with 510 square meters, situated in the central body of the building, next to the main entrance, and it offers the possibility of total blackout. 

Theatre-style seating: 476 pax
Classroom-style seating: 324 pax
Boardroom-style seating: 75 pax
Banquet-style seating: 500 pax
Cocktail: 750 pax

With an area of 2000 square meters, East 2nd Floor is the ideal space to host congresses. It is a versatile space made up of 2 identical rooms that offer the possibility of total blackout and have the potential to accommodate a large number of participants.

Banquet-style seating: 1700 pax
Cocktail: 3200 pax

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