IberiCOS 2020

15th Iberian Cosmology Meeting

April 6-8, 2020
Universidade de Coimbra

Local information

The meeting is organized at the Physics Department of the University of Coimbra situated at the top of Coimbra Alta hill, leaning over the Mondego river. Coimbra is a university town of about 150 000 inhabitants, including a large fraction of young students. It has a remarkable cultural heritage, testimony of its long history, dating back to the Roman times. The University of Coimbra was created in 1290 by king D. Dinis, being one of the oldest universities in the world. The Physics Department is the heir of the Faculty of Philosophy, created in 1772. It is installed in a building located in the Rua Larga, next to the Porta Ferrea, the University Library, and the Faculties of Arts and Medicine. Whenever you find yourself lost in the town, look for the University Tower, right at the top of the Alta - it's the best reference point from almost any place in Coimbra. The Physics Department is just next to it.

How to reach Coimbra:
By plane:
The international airports are Airport of Oporto (at about 100 km) and Airport of Lisbon (at about 200 km). Both airports have regular flights to the main international destinations [see more...].
Travel Lisbon → Coimbra by train:
there are comfortable trains arriving hourly. The journey takes about 2 hours [see more...].
Travel Oporto → Coimbra by train:
there are comfortable trains arriving hourly. The journey takes about 1 hour [see more...].
Travel by car:
Coimbra is located at the centre of Portugal and is served by a good network of roads. You should take motorway A1 [see more...].
Travel by bus:
There are express buses arriving every hour both form Lisbon and Oporto [see more...].
Within the city of Coimbra:
Once in Coimbra you should take a bus or a taxi. The University is served by several buses [see more...].

Given that the Physics Department is located in the city center many other points of interest are within walking reach [see map].


There are several hotels located near the University of Coimbra.