Welcome Reception (a Cultural start for the Conference)

14:00 – 17:00 – Registration
14:30 – 17:30

Visit to Patriarchal Reservoir, Convent S. Pedro de Alcântara and Church of S. Roque
Visit in MUHNAC to Exhibition “Mar Mineral”, guided by Prof. Dr. Fernando Barriga, FCUL, Scientific Commissioner (time to be announced)

18:00 – 19:00

Museum of Natural History and Science (MUHNAC)
Opening Session and Welcome Reception at Museum of Natural History and Science – 19th Century Amphitheatre and Chemical Laboratory
Chair: Carlos Nieto de Castro
·   Vice-Rector of ULisboa, Prof. Dr. José Pinto Paixão
·     Only one building, a lot of history, Liliana Póvoas and Maria do Carmo Elvas,  MUHNAC
·     Molten salts: an early-stage research challenge at FCUL, Isabel Lampreia, FCUL
·     The salt pans of Rio Maior: Salty tears from the Earth’s heart, Jorge Relvas, FCUL

19:00 – Welcome drink

Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência



Cultural Tour – This will include a visit to the Patriarchal Reservoir, Convent S. Pedro de Alcântara and Church of S. Roque. Groups of 30 persons will leave the Registration Desk at the Museum starting at 14:30, with intervals of 30m.

Patriarchal Reservoir  (+Info)

Convento S. Pedro de Alcantara

Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara

Igreja de São Roque       (+Info)

Daily meals at CCB


Afternoon Excursion

  The only Salinas interior of Portugal – Rio Maior 
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaGPS: 39° 21′ 55.25″ N 8° 56′ 45.38″ W

Conference Dinner

October, 11 2018 at 20:00 h, – Forte de S. Julião da Barra (S. Julião da Barra Fortress)
in the Sala da Cisterna (Cistern room)

Avenida Marginal, São Julião da Barra, 2780-267 Oeiras
GPS: 38° 40′ 28.09″ N 9° 19′ 31.19″ W

Buses will leave the entrance of CCB, at 19:15.

Upon entrance please show your name-tag. Do not miss it!

Sala da Cisterna Praça do Infante

Some notes about S. Julião da Barra Fortress

It is known as the “Kingdom Shield“. São Julião da Barra Fort is one of the largest maritime fortifications in Portugal and impresses with its size and strength. It is the largest military complex in Vauban style of the country. On foggy mornings and afternoons, the line of its walls looks like the prow of a ship marching through the Tagus. This fort was built to protect the bar of this river and access to the port of Lisbon. Its construction began in the 16th century, under King João III, and its walls witnessed some of Portugal’s greatest military confrontations. It is worth to discover the history protected by the moats and bastions, at the entrance of the city.