Useful Information | Informações Úteis

Venue

The Representations of Home 2017 International Conference will be held at the School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon / Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa. The building is situated within the ULisboa campus, in Cidade Universitária (metro Yellow line).

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Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa

Getting to the venue

The School of Arts and Humanities building (Faculdade de Letras) is just 5 minutes on foot from Cidade Universitária metro station. There are also several buses that stop here. For more information, click here to check the Metro de Lisboa network and here to check the Carris bus network.

We highly recommend that participants travel to the conference site using public transport as car parking space is very limited and charges apply.

Alternatively, if you wish to take a taxi, they offer reasonable prices for getting around. The initial fare on the taxi meter should read 3,25€ (daytime pick-up). City fares are charged per kilometre (1 km = 0,47€) and charges may apply for the return fare. 1.60€ is charged for the transportation of luggage or animals. An additional 20% is charged for services on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays and for night time service from 9 pm to 6 am.

Accommodation

The following hotels are located along the Metro de Lisboa Yellow & Blue Lines:

VIP Executive Entrecampos Hotel & Conference (4-star)

Radisson Blu Hotel (4-star)

SANA Executive Hotel (3-star)

Hotel Fénix Garden (3-star)

Hotel Fénix Music (3-star)

There is also a wide range of hotels situated within walking distance of Campo Pequeno, Saldanha, and Marquês de Pombal metro stations, hence within easy access to both the conference venue and the city centre.

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Alfama Cityscape

About Lisbon

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and lies on the north bank of the Tagus (Tejo) Estuary, on the European Atlantic coast. It is the westernmost city in continental Europe. Greater Lisbon has an area of approximately 1,000 km2. The city lies more or less in the centre of the country, approximately 300 km from the Algarve in the south and 400 km from the northern border with Spain. Lisbon offers a wide variety of options to the visitor, including beaches, countryside, mountains and areas of historical interest only a few kms away from the city centre.

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Vasco da Gama bridge

Climate

Due to the influence of the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon has a pleasant climate throughout the year. For the latest weather information go to IPMA.

Currency and banking

The local currency is the Euro (€). All major credit cards are widely accepted, but not everywhere. If in doubt, ask in advance. Cash-on-card services are available from selected American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard or VisaCard addresses. These cards are also accepted by all GWK currency exchanges outlets and Change Express Offices.

Electricity

Voltage: 320volts, 50 Hz with 2-pin or 3-pin Shucko wall sockets. Sockets follow European standards. To use American-type plugs, a 230-120 Volt transformer must be used together with an adapter plug.

Emergency phone numbers

For police and ambulance dial 112.

Hospitals close to the conference venue

Hospital de Santa Maria, university hospital within walking distance from the conference venue (Cidade Universitária metro station, on the Yellow Line)

Centro de Saúde de Sete Rios, healthcare centre (Sete Rios metro station, on the Blue Line)

Hospital Lusíadas, private hospital (Alto dos Moínhos metro station, on the Blue Line)

Hospital da Luz, private hospital (Colégio Militar/Luz metro station, on the Blue Line)