Congress Venue

The S4agro International Congress will take place at Cine-Teatro Avenida in Castelo Branco – Portugal and will be organized by InovCluster – Cluster Agro-industrial do Centro, and hosted by the Castelo Branco City Council.


Telephone contact: 272 349 560


Opening: Setembro de 2000

Intervention/Activity Areas: Cinema, music, dance, theater, conferences

Capacity: 700 seats

Castelo Branco City

Castelo Branco is a Portuguese city, capital of the Castelo Branco district, located in the Centro region (Beiras Region) of Portugal, in the Beira Interior Sul sub-region and in the former province of Beira Baixa, with about 34,000 inhabitants in its urban perimeter.

It is the seat of the third largest Portuguese municipality, with an area of ​​1,438.19 km² and 56,109 inhabitants (albicastrenses) (2011), subdivided into 19 parishes. The municipality is limited to the north by the municipality of Fundão, to the east by Idanha-a-Nova, to the south by Spain, to the southwest by Vila Velha de Ródão and to the west by Proença-a-Nova and Oleiros. It is located in the interior of Portugal, approximately 50 km from the border with Spain and about 100 km from the city of Guarda and 80 km from the city of Portalegre, the nearest district capitals.

Unlike other cities in the region, which grew notably due to the textile industry, Castelo Branco has always had a geostrategic and political importance in Portugal.
It is not, therefore, subject to the economic fluctuations that relocated textile companies – especially those with unskilled manual work – as happened in the northern region and in Cova da Beira. The predominant sociological composition is therefore also very different from other cities of working class culture.
It was considered in 2006, in a study prepared by DECO, the second district capital in the country with the best quality of life. In 2017, it is ranked 36th nationally, and 7th in the Center region, according to a study by Bloom Consulting.


The climate in the municipality of Castelo Branco is Mediterranean temperate influenced by continentality, so it has little humidity throughout the year. The city’s location, in a transitory area between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, gives it many of the climatological properties it presents. The average air temperature is around 15.5 °C, reaching its minimum in January (with average minimum temperatures close to 1 °C) and with an average of 7.9 °C. At its maximum in July (where the temperature is, on average, around 25 °C).