Exploring Lisbon

In case you decide to come early to explore the city, or find a time in between the conference sessions, we provide below a small list of suggestions.  You can find more information here.

  1. Lisboa is known as the city of the Seven Hills and there are key places you can go to get astonishing views over the city and Tagus river – the S. Jorge Castle is splendid for this. Check here!
  2. A walk downtown is mandatory – Start from Rossio and walk to the river through Rua Augusta, until you get to Terreiro do Paço square. You can walk by the river and enjoy a cold drink along the way.
  3. Belém is also a very touristic spot with plenty of national monuments to see. Here you will find Pastéis de Belém, one of the city’s landmarks – at least in what concerns food!
  4. Oceanário de Lisboa – This is the largest indoor aquarium in Europe and we absolutely recommend it (especially if you’re planning to bring your family with you). It is beautiful and is next to the conference venue!
  5. Traditional neighbourhoods – Mouraria, Alfama and Graça are ‘must-go’ places if you want to check the city’s old neighbourhoods. We suggest that you walk around (but come ready to do some climbing!).
  6. Tours and sightseeing – In Lisboa, Tuk Tuks (Asian-style motorcycles) have become very popular in the last years since they are an easy solution to explore the city, especially the neighbourhoods with narrow streets. Check here for some options if you are interested.
  7. Our food – you can easily go out and have a meal ‘homemade-style’ and experience the flavours we usually use at home. We strongly encourage you to experience this in the old neighbourhoods.

In case you wish to visit other places during your stay (like Sintra, for instance), note that Estação do Oriente is also a train station, offering you transportation to Sintra and many other places in the country. Information on trains can be explored here.

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