LISBON, NOVEMBER 6-9, 2017
LISBON, NOVEMBER 6-9, 2017
Welcome to Lisbon. Explore the charms of one of Europe’s most vibrant, exciting cities. Thousands of attendees will descend upon this city in early November. Whether you extend your trip to explore the lively streets or you find yourself drinking Ginjinha, a cherry-flavoured Portuguese spirit during Night Summit, we know you’ll fall in love with this city.
Rossio Square is Lisbon’s liveliest square. Stop by Pastelaria Suíça – a shop where you can try Ginjinha, a cherry-flavoured Portuguese spirit.
The city’s Chiado district makes for a chic mix of small boutiques, larger chain stores, luxury brands like Hermès and quirky restaurants. Once the centre of intellectual life in Lisbon, you’ll still come across a number of theatres and museums in the area.
Here you’ll find some of Lisbon’s most historic structures. Call into Café Martinho da Arcada – Lisbon’s oldest café and one-time haunt of writers Fernando Pessoa, Almeida Garrett and Eça de Queirós – on the north side of the square.
The Santa Justa Lift is the only remaining vertical elevator in Lisbon. It’s a 43 ft-high work of Neo-Gothic beauty that connects the streets of the city’s Baixa district with Carmo Square.
Possibly Lisbon’s busiest street, Rua Augusta opens up off Praça do Comércio through the famous Rua Augusta Arch. It’s the place to hit for outdoor cafés, street vendors and international shops.
Built in 1515 as a monument to Portugal’s Age of Discovery, the Tower was the starting point of many of the great Portuguese explorations in the 16th century.
Back in 1955, oil magnate Calouste Gulbenkian left his art collection to the Portuguese state – Museu Calouste Gulbenkian was established a year later. The museum houses works by Rubens, Rembrandt, Rodin, Renoir and Van Dyck.
Head to the Bairro for a drink in one of Lisbon’s Fado bars after a day’s sightseeing. Fado is a form of Portuguese folk music – enjoy it with a caipirinha, a cocktail made with cachaça, sugar and lime.
In the heart of Lisbon, Palácio Chiado is one of the coolest venues in town. There are seven restaurants and two bars inside this fully restored 18th Century palace, perfect for a meal but also for a drink in the evening.
Hailed as one of Lisbon’s leading restaurants, Pap’Açôrda was founded in 1981 in the trendy Bairro Alto quarter, a pulsing artery of the city’s nightlife. Pap’Açôrda has since relocated to the first floor of Mercado da Ribeira. Its signature cuisine honours genuine Portuguese flavours – with a menu of classics and seasonal specials created by Manuela Brandão, head chef since the restaurant’s inception.
Ericeira is home to world-class sandbars and beach and reef breaks suitable for surfers of all abilities. The Ribeira d’Ilhas beach in the town regularly hosts a round of the ASP World Surf Tour.