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.
Just take the "Metro" blue line to "Avenida". The station is right next to the venue. Download the subway map (PDF) for more info.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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).
Long-forgotten recipes, from cod dishes to meat sandwiches.
The tradition of well serving seafood.
Probably the best pizzas in Lisbon.
Traditional Portuguese dishes.
Francesinha in Lisbon
Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurant
Amazing seafood and Picapau
Traditional Portuguese food
Wine bar in Bairro Alto.
Burlesque decor & ceilings with frescoes.
One of Lisbon's hottest terrace bars.
A great place to get some work done.
Wine bar close to the venue
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.
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 email@example.com with the subject [LXJS2013] and she'll take it from there.
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.
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).
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)
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.
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.
Price per adult: 82€
Contact Teresa Castanho at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject [LXJS] Significant Other Track.
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.