“Over seven hills, which are as many points of observation whence the most magnificent panoramas may be enjoyed, the vast irregular and many-coloured mass of houses that constitute Lisbon is scattered”

By Fernando Pessoa - Lisbon, what the tourist should see

Getting to Lisbon

Most of the visitors will arrive by airplane. Lisbon airport is located just outside the city center of Lisbon. Best option for getting into the center is by metro (Red Line), see the metro diagram, bus or airport shuttle bus or taxi. More information is provided on the airport website. Of course you can also arrive by train. More information is on the website of Comboios de Portugal.

Conference venue

University of Lisbon
Building: Complexo interdiscilinar
Address: Avenida Professor Gama Pinto, 2
1609-043 Lisbon

Here you can find a map of the Conference venue.

Getting to the conference

The closest Metro stops are:
Cidade Universitária | Entre Campos (Yellow Line), see the metro diagram.

Main Bus Lines: 54 | 701 | 732 (stop Faculdade de Farmácia) (Carris Routes and Schedules)
within 5 minutes walk, also:
31 | 735 | 738 | 755 | 764 | 768
(stops Cantina Universidade – near Cantina 2 – or Hospital Santa Maria)

The conference location is also within walking distance (15 min) of the Entrecampos railway station.


Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world. Lisbon's status as the capital of Portugal has never been granted or confirmed officially – by statute or in written form. Its position as the capital has formed through constitutional convention, making its position as de facto capital a part of the Constitution of Portugal.

Lisbon has two sites listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site: Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery. Furthermore, in 1994, Lisbon was the European Capital of Culture and in 1998 organised an Expo '98 (1998 Lisbon World Exposition).

Lisbon enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Among all the metropolises in Europe, it has the warmest winters, with average temperatures 15 °C (59 °F) during the day and 8 °C (46 °F) at night in the period from December to February. The typical summer's season lasts about six months, from May to October, although also in November, March and April temperatures sometimes reach around 20 °C (68.0 °F).

Lisbon cityview

Lisbon is as all big cities not a good place to visit by car. Best is to explore by foot. The beautiful city center is rather compact. For the rest it’s best to use public transport. Lisbon has an excellent subway system and of course you should not mis the fun of using one of the original trams. (map of the public transport system. Day tickets are for sale in every Metro station and will cost 5 euro for 24 hours. With a ticket you can use every metro, bus, tram or elevator in the city center.

Here’s a list of highlights to visit.

  • Alfama neighborhood and Castelo São Jorge
    Alfama is the oldest district of Lisbon. It’s a labyrinth of small allies filled with the sounds of fado. Castelo São Jorge is the former home of the royal family and offers spectacular views over the city. Go there by tram number 28.

  • Baixa and the Elavador Santa Justa
    This is the lower (baixa) part of town which has been rebuild after the great earthquake of november 1st, 1755.

  • Chiado and Biarro Alto
    The best place in town for some shopping or just rest in one of many bars and restaurants.

  • Belém
    A bit further but nevertheless a must see. Visit the Torre de Belém, the cities main symbol. From here take a walk back to one the world heritage sites the Mosteiro Dos Jerónimos.

  • Tired of walking?
    The city has several beautiful parks. Probably the most wonderful park to just spent a bit of time is the jardim da Estrela.

Accommodation suggestions

Vip Executive Zurique Hotel 3* (20 min walk; 15 min Metro/Bus)
Rua Ivone Silva, nº 18
Phone: +351 21 7814000 Fax: +351 21 7937290

Roma 3*(25 min walk; 15-20 min Metro/Bus)
Avenida de Roma, 33
Phone: +351 21 7932244 Fax: +351 21 7932981

Alif Campo Pequeno 3* (20 min walk; 15 min Metro/Bus)
Campo Pequeno, nº 51
Phone: +351 21 7826222 Fax: +351 21 7954116

Olissippo Marquês de Sá 4* (25 min walk; 20 min Metro/Bus)
Av. Miguel Bombarda, 130
Phone: +351 21 791 10 14 Fax: +351 21 793 69 83

Holiday Inn Lisbon Continental 4* (15 min walk)
Rua Laura Alves, 9
Phone: +351 21 0046000 Fax: +351 21 7973669

NH Campo Grande 4*(10 min walk)
Campo Grande 7
Phone: +351 21 7917600 Fax: +351 21 7957500

SANA Metropolitan Hotel 4* (10 min walk)
Rua Soeiro Pereira Gomes, Parcela 2
Phone: + 351 21 7982500 Fax: + 351 21 7950 864

Vip Executive Villa Rica Hotel 4* (10 min walk)
Av. 5 de Outubro 295
Phone: +351 21 0043000 Fax: +351 21 0043498

Lisbon Marriott Hotel 4* (15 min walk)
Avenida dos Combatentes, 45
Phone: +351 21 7235400 Fax: +351 21 7264281


Residencial Lar do Areeiro (35 min walk; 15 min Metro)
Praça Francisco Sá Carneiro, N.º 4
Phone: +351 21 8493150 Fax: +351 21 8406321

Residência Imperador (30 min walk; 10 min Metro)
Av. 5 de Outubro, 55
Phone: +351 21 3524884 Fax: +351 21 3526537

Residencial Horizonte 3*(40 min walk; 15 min Metro; 25 min Bus)
Avenida António Augusto de Aguiar, 42
Phone: +351 21 3539526 Fax: +351 21 3538474

Lisbon Lounge Hostel(20 min Metro)
Rua São Nicolau, 41
Phone: +351 21 3462061

Living Lounge Hostel (15 min Metro)
Rua do Crucifixo, 116
Phone: +351 21 3461078