Portugal Portugal lies in the Southwest of the Iberian Peninsula bordered from North to South by the Atlantic Ocean, with its 800 km of coastline. The city is blessed by a sheer variety of beautiful landscaping and all year round, perfect mild climate, golden sandy beaches and excellent food and wines, not forgetting the warmth and charm of its people. Portugal, with its medieval walled cities, ancient castles, palaces and old monuments, combined with the excitement and sophistication of the modern world, is definitely one of the most exotic and perfect destinations for congresses and conferences. More information available at: Visit Portugal
Lisbon Lisbon is a surprising destination. It is a lively international city with a population of one and a half million, offering a fascinating combination of the old and the new and a beauty all of its own. The city offers a wide variety of options to the visitor, including beaches, countryside, mountains and areas of historical interest, only a few kilometers away from the city centre. Lisbon's position, on seven low hills beside a river, once lured traders and settlers, and it's still a stunning site. Add to that its cultural diversity, laid-back feel and architectural time warp, and you have one of the most enjoyable cities in Europe. At Lisbon's heart there are wide tree-lined avenues graced by Art Nouveau buildings, mosaic pavements and street cafés. Seen from the river - one of the city's many great viewpoints - Lisbon is an impressionist picture of low-rise ochre and pastel, punctuated by church towers and domes.
By Air Lisbon is just a few hours (2 to 3 hours) away from most European cities and 6 to 8 hours away from North America. Lisbon’s international airport is only 7 km away from the city centre. The quickest way of getting to the city centre is by underground transportation. You can take the metro at the airport, destined to Saldanha (red line). There change to yellow line, with destination Campo Pequeno, the closest metro station to the conference venue. From here walk 5-10 minutes to the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, by Avenida de Berna.
Taxis are available 24-hours a day. The journey time to the city centre lasts approximately 15 minutes and costs around 10 euros.
Another way of getting from the airport to the city centre is by bus. The AeroBus departs from the airport every 20 minutes (from 7.00 am to 9.00 pm) to the city centre (journey time: 20 minutes) and stops at Cais do Sodré, the railway station. The closest bus stop to the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas is ‘Campo Pequeno’. You can also take the local buses to the city, destination Campo Pequeno, namely numbers 744 (from 6.00 am to 9.30 pm) or 783 (from 6.00 am to 12.00 pm).
By Train Those travelling by train must get off at Oriente station or at Santa Apolónia station, just a few minutes away from the old centre of Lisbon. Both stations are connected to the Lisbon underground, so you can use the subway or the Carris buses. Near the Venue is Entrecampos Station.
Instituto de História da Arte Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (FCSH/NOVA) Avenida de Berna, 26-C, 1069-061 Lisbon, Portugal Telephone: +351 21 790 83 00 - Ext.: 1540 http://www.iha.fcsh.unl.pt