Lisbon is one of the oldest European and world cities. Its ancient history, preserved in different places and its vibrant culture testify to the millennial fusion of traditions and the Portuguese discoveries after the XV century. Excellent museums exhibit several the finest collections of art, sculpture, painting, theatre, hand-painted tiles, fado, design, fashion and many other traditional items. Lisbon is known for its hospitality, great food, beautiful palaces, viewpoint terraces (miradouros) traditional neighbourhoods, trams (elétricos), luminosity, the trademark of the seven hills, fascinating streets and the hospitality of its people.
Despite Lisbon’s ancient historical roots, its charm and beauty, the recent renovated buildings, new Portuguese cuisine trends, close atmosphere of stylish hotels, trendy shops, galleries and restaurants are some of the reasons for the city’s growing international popularity. Continuously selected as one of the world’s best destinations, the city is recognized for its innovation, charm and creativity – the trendiest of cities.
There are many places to stay, places to visit and different attractions nearby, such as Sintra – UNESCO World Heritage, Cascais or the overlooking view from Almada across the Tagus river.
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HOW TO GET TO LISBON
The Lisbon International Airport Humberto Delgado is located 7km from the city center and has daily flights to and from the major cities in Europe and the world.
Connection to the city center can be made by subway/metro, bus or taxi.
Lisbon has international trains and the main train stations are Gare do Oriente in the Parque das Nações (modern city area) and Santa Apolónia Station (near city center – Alfama district).
Both stations offer direct connections to city center by bus, subway or urban train.
Arriving in Lisbon by road is a pleasant experience, as the visitor can enjoy the beautiful countryside along the way. The city has good road accesses and the most frequently used routes are:
- From north – A12 motorway and A1 motorway
- From south – A6 motorway and A2 motorway
METRO & BUSES
Metro stations open at 06h30 and close at 01h00.
There are a variety of fares: fares exclusive to the Metro, fares combined with Carris (buses, trams, funiculars and lifts), fares combined with other transport operators and intermodal fares.
More information: http://www.metrolisboa.pt/eng/customer-info/information-on-fares/
FROM CITY CENTER TO CONFERENCE VENUE (ISCSP / ULisboa)
Bus number 723 – at Marquês de Pombal (metro Blue line)
Bus number 729 – at Pontinha (metro Blue line)
Bus number 760 – at Martim Moniz (metro Green line)
There are plenty of taxi companies and taxi ranks throughout the city.
It’s also possible to call a taxi by phone.
Cooptáxis (Lisbon): +351 217 932 756