How to get there, where to stay and what to do.


  • Cinema São Jorge: Facade

    Centrally located on Avenida de Liberdade

    Over half a century old, the cinema has been privileged with an amazing, lively location.

  • Cinema São Jorge: Sala Manoel de Oliveira

    Sala Manoel de Oliveira

    Primarily used for concerts, cinema and theatre the beautiful "sala Manoel de Oliveira" can seat over 800 people.

  • Cinema São Jorge: Bar

    Theater Café

    Next to an amazing location and plenty of space there is always the bar with it's characteristic Art Deco style.

Cinema São Jorge

We booked Cinema São Jorge, a beautiful movie theather from the early 50s. The Venue is located in the heart of Lisbon at Avenida de Liberdade, one of the most prominent boulevards of Lisbon. Surrounded by some great restaurants, coffeeshops and only a pleasant stroll away from Lisbon's gorgeous riverside. The location is ideal and transportation is abundant.

How to get there

  • Subway

    Just take the "Metro" blue line to "Avenida". The station is right next to the venue. Download the subway map (PDF) for more info.

  • Bus

    You can take any of the 205, 207, 709, 711, 732, 736, 746 or 783 buses to "Avenida". The station is right next to the venue. Check the timetables for more info.

  • Train

    You can take the "Cascais" line towards "Cais do Sodré" station or the "Sintra" line towards "Rossio" station and then take the subway blue line to "Avenida". This station is right next to the venue. Check the timetables for more info.

  • Parking

    If you can't find a parking spot next to Cinema São Jorge, there are some parking lots along Avenida da Liberdade. Check Parkopedia for more info.

Tour & City Info

  • Baixa and Chiado

    Baixa and Chiado

    The cultural point of Lisbon and an elegant shopping area with all sorts of facilities and street entertainment.

  • Alfama


    Typical Lisbon neighborhood where fado is kind.

  • Baixa and Chiado


    Famous as the place from which many of the great Portuguese explorers set off on their voyages of discovery.

  • Bairro Alto

    Bairro Alto

    The heart of Lisbon's youth culture and nightlife.

  • Sintra


    Small little town by Lisbon with some of the most spectacular palaces in Portugal.

The Sunny Lisbon

Lisbon is the warm and sunny capital city of Portugal, and the largest city in the country. Rich in culture and architecture, it is one of the oldest European cities, which over time was known by many names such as Luxbona, Lixbuna or Ulixbone (names which gave way to the commonly used LX shorthand).

Along it's seven hills, while walking along the cobbled streets known as Calçada Portuguesa, you will find amazing food, amazing architectural relics and various museums. And don't forget to stroll along the Tagus river, the narrow streets of Alfama, vist the nightlife of Bairro Alto, the classic and elegant stores of Chiado or the gardens of Belém. And while you're at it, do not forget to try some Pastéis de Belém!

Tips & Tricks

  • Arriving

    Just take the "Metro" red line from the airport until you reach one of the other lines, from which you can go into the city centre, hotels and the venue. Download the subway map (PDF) for more info.

    You can also take one of the Aero shuttles into the city. It runs every 30 minutes and costs €3,15, and you can use the ticket for the rest of the day.

    Or you can get a taxi from Arrivals. However, some of our taxi drivers can be known for ripping off some customers, so you can always get one from Departures (one floor above) where you might not find such problems.

  • Getting Around

    The best way to get around is by getting a Lisboa Card which you can use in every kind of transport around the city and that will get you free admission to more than 80 museums and attractions.

    You can get one for €18,50 for 24h, €31,50 for 48h and €39 for 72h. Or you can get the 7 Colinas / Viva Viagem Card for 50 cents and charge a day fare onto it that will get you around in the Carris and Metro networks for €1,40 or you can get an unlimited daily ticket for €6.

    Taxis are fairly cheap and will get you around the city for around €5 to €10 a ride. Be aware that they can charge you extra for carrying big luggage of if you called them on the phone (+351 218119000).


  • A Taberna da Rua das Flores

    Long-forgotten recipes, from cod dishes to meat sandwiches.

    Rua das Flores, 103
    1200-194 Lisboa
  • Cervejaria Ramiro

    The tradition of well serving seafood.

    Av. Almirante Reis, 1-H
    1150-007 Lisboa
  • Pizzeria Casanova

    Probably the best pizzas in Lisbon.

    Av. Infante Dom Henrique, Loja 7
    1900-264 Lisboa
  • Sinal Vermelho

    Traditional Portuguese dishes.

    Rua das Gáveas, 89
    1200-206 Lisboa
  • Restaurante Dom Tacho

    Francesinha in Lisbon

    Rua David de Sousa 19
    1000 Lisboa
  • Jardim dos Sentidos

    Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurant

    Rua da Mãe de Água 3
    1250-154 Lisboa
  • Os Tibetanos

    Vegetarian Restaurant

    Rua do Salitre 117
    1250-198 Lisboa
  • Restaurante Cervejaria O Pinóquio

    Amazing seafood and Picapau

    Praça dos Restauradores 79
    1250-000 Lisboa
  • A Tasquinha do Lagarto

    Traditional Portuguese food

    Rua Campolide 273


  • Artis Wine Bar

    Wine bar in Bairro Alto.

    Rua do Diário de Notícias, 95
    1200-142 Lisboa
  • Bar da Velha Senhora

    Burlesque decor & ceilings with frescoes.

    Rua Nova do Carvalho, 38
    1200-291 Lisboa
  • Clube Ferroviário

    One of Lisbon's hottest terrace bars.

    Rua de Santa Apolónia, 59-63
    1100-468 Lisboa
  • Pois, Café

    A great place to get some work done.

    Rua São João da Praça, 93-95
    1100-521 Lisboa
  • Chafariz do Vinho

    Wine bar close to the venue

    Praça da Alegria
    1250-000 Lisboa

Visit Lisbon

If you're going to spend some time in Lisbon you can also check the Visit Lisbon website for more information about the city and activities taking place.


Travel Agency for Attendees

This year we have partnered with Osiris, a Travel Agency that will help you book your flight, transfer and hotel.

They'll make sure you get only what you need.

Just contact Teresa Castanho at with the subject [LXJS2013] and she'll take it from there.


  • Hotel Florida: Interior A


  • Hotel Florida: Interior B

    Audrey & Humphrey

  • Hotel Florida: Interior C

    Double Room

  • Hotel Florida: Terrace


Hotel Florida

Find all of the defining characteristics of Lisbon – charm, intimacy, glamour, and a sense of classic cinema – exemplified in Hotel Florida. With a convenient location near many attractions, Hotel Florida offers easy access to all parts of the city as it sits steps away from the main underground station, Marquês de Pombal.

Other hotels nearby

Significant Other Track

Osiris, our partner Travel Agency, operates a daily one-day group tour of Lisbon and its surroundings for your husband/wife, boyfriend/girlfriend, pet or teletubbie doll (we do not discriminate).

Tour schedule

Daily departures from 9am (Lisboa) and 2:30pm (Sintra). Meeting place is Parque Eduardo VII (10 min walking from the main LXJS Venue). Tour in Portuguese, English, German and Spanish. Booking required (see below)

  • Morning Tour in Lisboa

    A tour to discover the city, promenading in one of the typical old quarters of Lisbon, Alfama, walking through its narrow streets with arab influences. Then, visit of the Royal Coach Museum where one can find the world’s largest collection of Royal Coaches), the Jerónimos Monastery and the Belém Tower, both good examples of the 16th century’s Manueline style (gothic) and finally the Monument to the Discoveries.

  • Afternoon in Sintra / Cascais / Estoril

    Visit the medieval village of Sintra, former royal residence and chosen to inspire writers and poets, such as Lord Byron who named it “The Garden of Eden”. Visit of the National Palace “da Villa”, that houses a beautiful collection of glazed tiles, proceeding to the beaches of Guincho, Cascais and Estoril - renamed seaside resorts, returning to Lisbon along the coast.

Book the Tour

Price per adult: 82€

Contact Teresa Castanho at with the subject [LXJS] Significant Other Track.

Surf Lessons

We've teamed up with Time to Surf to offer surf lessons to those interested, while they visit Lisbon. You can take them on the days around the conference or even as an alternative to the Significant Other track.

If you want to tag along someone taking surf lessons but you're not willing to take part in the actual lesson, they also have an option for you.

I'm surfing

  • Transportation from Hotel Florida (Lisbon) to Praia da Mata, Costa da Caparica (20 minutes drive)
  • 2 hour Surf Lesson with accredited and experienced Surf Coaches. Surf gear and sports insurance included
  • No previous experience needed
  • 10% off at Unik Beach Lounge
  • Beach umbrella & chair
  • Beach volley
  • 35€ per person

I'm not surfing

  • Transportation from Lisbon to Praia da Mata, Costa da Caparica (20 minutes drive)
  • 10% off at Unik Beach Lounge
  • Beach umbrella & chair
  • Beach volley
  • 20€ per person

Booking and info

  • Please book 24 hours in advance. Just send us an email with the day(s) of your choice and your full name, date of birth, height and weight.
  • Available from the 1st to 4th October
  • Pickup at 11:30 am; Return at 6 pm
  • Surf lesson start time will be decided according to surfing conditions
  • Minimum age is 8. Minimum 4 participants per day
  • Payment in cash upon arrival at the beach
  • Yoga session available for 10€ per person
  • Other programs and dates available, please contact us
  • +351 962449877
  • Download the PDF for more info.