Travel and Accommodation
The conference is offered as a free and open event to all attendees with registration thanks to the InsSciDE project’s EU Horizon 2020 grant. Attendees of the conference are entirely responsible for their own accommodation and travel.
Here we provide some guidance to facilitate your plans for travel and stay in Lisbon.
If you have questions about accommodation or other conference logistics, please let us know:
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Açores em Lisboa
Av. Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro, 3
The conference’s designated hotel is the Açores em Lisboa. The hotel has an agreement with NOVA, allowing for a special price of 77€ per night including breakfast when you mention the InsSciDE Open Conference in your booking. The hotel is a convenient 5-minute walk from the NOVA Rectorate, the venue of 23 and 24 March. (22 March hosted at Lisbon Academy of Sciences.)
From the Airport
If you arrive by plane, we suggest you take a taxi or Uber at the airport (around 10-12€). If you prefer to use the underground, take it at the airport and stay on the red line until its final station São Sebastião. There, change to the blue line, direction Reboleira, and exit at Praça de Espanha (just one station). Once outside, look for a tall building with lots of green plants in its windows – that is the hotel!
Lisbon Academy of Sciences
R. Academia das Ciências, 19
The Lisbon Academy of Sciences is one of the oldest national scientific institutions of continuous existence.
23 and 24 March
NOVA Rectorate (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa)
Campus de Campolide, 1099-085 Lisbon
Located in Campolide, on one of the seven hills of Lisbon, the rectory building of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, designed by the architects Manuel Rocha Aires Mateus and Francisco Xavier Rocha Aires Mateus, was awarded the Portuguese Valmor Prize for Architecture in 2002.
If you are staying at Hotel Açores, one of the organizers will meet the group bright and early (8:30am) in the hotel lobby on the 22 and 23 March to guide you to the respective venues. 24 March is hosted at the same venue as the 23rd.
Both conference venues are in very central locations, easily accessible via subway’s Blue Line, or even by foot.
The closest station to the Lisbon Academy of Sciences is Baixa-Chiado (Rato, in the Yellow Line is the next best alternative).
The closest station to the NOVA Rectorship is S. Sebastião (Praça de Espanha is the next best alternative).
There is a shared bike system in Lisbon, GIRA, it’s very economic (2€ full day pass) and has good coverage and is accessed by app, details in official website. Just make sure you pick an electrical bicycle, Lisbon topography is not for the faint of heart!
Lisbon center is quite compact, and both venues are located in lovely neighbourhoods, easily reached by foot.
The NOVA Rectorship is located in Avenidas Novas, the known designation of Lisbon’s expansion towards north by the end of the 19th century and first half of the 20th century, very close to one of Lisbon’s most popular park, art galleries and museum – Gulbenkian and the Lisbon Central Mosque.
The Lisbon Academy of Sciences is in Bairro Alto, a district that was built in response to the social and economic transformation in Lisbon in the second half of the 15th century. There are several interesting landmarks in this area, like the Jardim do Príncipe Real, The National Museum of Natural History and the National Museum of Contemporary Art. It is also filled with trendy restaurants, shops and night bars.
To central Lisbon from the airport
Metro: The airport is accessible by subway, via Red Line – Aeroporto Station. The red line interfaces with all three other lines Green, Yellow and Blue.
You will be coming to sunny Lisbon in early spring, average temperatures will be around 16 max/11º min. Light rain may occur.