The Representations of Home International Conferences are 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).
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.
There are a number of hotel booking sites that offer competitive prices for accommodation in Lisbon, including some of the hotels listed below. Among these are: www.hotelscombined.pt; www.booking.com; www.hotels.com; www.tripadvisor.com.
- Hotel Alicante – Metro Station: Picoas (Yellow Line)
- Hotel Delta – Metro Station: Saldanha (Yellow Line)
- Hotel Íbis Lisboa – Metro Station: Saldanha (Yellow Line)
- Hotel Imperador – Metro Station: Saldanha (Yellow Line)
- São Pedro – Metro Station: Saldanha (Yellow Line)
- Hotel Nazaré – Metro Station: Marquês Pombal (Yellow Line)
- Hotel Itália – Metro Station: Campo Pequeno (Yellow Line)
- Hotel DAH – Metro Station: Alameda (Red Line + Yellow Line)
- Hotel Luena – Metro Station: Arroios (Green Line + Yellow Line)
- Sete Colinas – Metro Station: Arroios (Green Line + Yellow Line)
- Hotel do Chile – Metro Station: Arroios (Green Line + Yellow Line)
- VIP Inn Berna Hotel – Metro Station: Campo Pequeno (Yellow Line)
- Hotel Alif Campo Pequeno – Metro Station: Campo Pequeno (Yellow line)
- Hotel Fénix Garden – Metro Station: Maquês de Pombal (Yellow Line)
- Hotel NH Campo Grande – Metro Station: Entrecampos (Yellow line)
The best way to roam about the city is to get a ticket on the subway. It is valid for buses, too, and you can even hop-on and off with the same ticket for one hour. Each ticket is €1,47 or you can get an unlimited daily ticket for €6,60.
If you’re planning to see some museums and other attractions, then your best option is a Lisboa Card, which you can use in every kind of transport around the city and will get you free admission to more than 80 museums and attractions. They cost €19 for 24h, €32 for 48h and €40 for 72h. You can even buy them online. Taxis are fairly cheap and will get you around the city for around €5 to €10 a ride. Please be aware that they can charge you extra for carrying big luggage or if you called them on the phone (+351 218119000). See GoLisbon or LisbonLisboaPortugalfor more information.
Mobile Cards and Data
You can get a SIM card from a lot of shops in Lisbon (even at the Airport). The main networks are Vodafone, NOS and MEO. A card will cost you between €12 and €21 depending on the data packages you wish to include. Free domestic calls and sms are generally part of any bundle. A lot of public places such as restaurants and coffee shops offer free Wi-Fi. Just look for the free Wi-Fi sign for instructions, or simply ask the waiter for Wifi access.
Safety and healthcare
Lisbon is one of the safest cities in Europe, but we do have pick-pockets. As in any city, just be careful carrying your stuff in public transportation. Public healthcare is free if you come from within the EU, but you’ll have to have your EU Health Card. If you run into any kind of trouble, the emergency number is 112.
Portugal uses standard European electric plugs (the Schuko kind). They’re 220V and use two round pins. For your convenience just bring one adapter and a multiple power strip from your country. There should be enough power sockets at the venue for you to charge all your gear.
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.
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.
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)