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- 1 Before you leave home
- 2 After you arrive
- 3 Tourism and more
- 4 Fado Music
- 5 Tiles
- 6 Museums
Before you leave home
Visa and Entry Requirements for Portugal
CC HQ and scholarship recipients are staying at My Story Tejo.
Lisbon Weather & Terrain
In May, the weather in Lisbon gets up to the low to mid 20's (Celsius) during the day and mid-teens in the evening. You may see a bit of rain. Be sure to have a jacket and long pants. Lisbon has many hills so if you are walking around, you will want to have comfortable shoes. In the event of rain, you may find the beautiful cobbled sidewalks very slippery so please be careful.
Portugal uses Type F for their plugs and sockets. Be sure to bring along an adapter if you are coming from a country that does not use the same type. https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/portugal/ It's a good idea to mark your own adapter so you can tell it's yours. Maybe a sticker or some washi tape or even your initials with a marker.
Language & Maps
People in Lisbon speak Portuguese. Young people and people working in restaurants and shops in Lisbon know enough English for a basic conversation, so it is possible to get by speaking only English. Spanish is widely understood (but Portuguese do not speak Spanish, so do not say "Gracias" and "Adios" just to be polite; say "Obrigada" and "Adeus" instead). Older people might also have some knowledge of French. Maybe you can download a translation app to your phone to help out.
At the Museu Do Oriente, to avoid waste, there will be no bottles of water. Instead, there will be jugs or pitchers of water. Please pack a water bottle so you can fill yours up and carry it with you.
After you arrive
At the Lisbon Airport
At My Story Tejo
CC has paid for the room and tax for scholarship recipients. Any other charges will be yours. The hotel may ask for a deposit for incidentals that they can take by credit card or by cash.
Travel between the airport and the hotel
Taxi - A taxi should cost you about 20€ and be about 15 to 20 minutes.
Travel between venues
It's a good idea to buy a rechargeable green-coloured "7 Colinas" or "Viva Viagem" transport card at the airport. The transit ticket system can be a bit complicated, so having a card is a bit easier.
The card is valid for metro, trams (electrico), urban trains, most buses and ferries. The card costs €0.50 and doesn't include any trips. You can load some money on it right there at the airport metro station, or at the ticket machines (with instructions in English) located in any other metro or train stations.
The card can be charged in different modes: 1) Single ticket: single ticket valid for bus and metro ("Carris/Metro") (costs €1.50 and is valid for 1h00); single ticket valid for trains ("CP") (costs vary depending on the journey, and is valid for 1h30) 2) Day pass: day pass for metro, buses and trams ("Carris/Metro") (costs €6.40); day pass for metro, buses, trams and trains ("Carris/Metro/CP") (costs €10,55) 3) Zapping (minimum charge € 3.00): you can use it in buses (costs €1.35 and is valid for 1h00), in metros (costs €1,33 each journey), and trains (costs €1.90 and is valid for 2h00).
Be aware: This card lets you load just one kind of ticket at a time, so you cannot load new tickets if there are any valid tickets still on the card. Therefore, for instance, if you have put a single bus/metro ticket onto the card, you cannot charge Zapping money onto it until the ticket has been used. You will need to have 2 cards, if you want to have different tickets at the same time.
My Story Tejo to Museu do Oriente
Walk a minute or two to Rossio Metro Station. Get on the train towards Cais do Sodré, ride for two stops, then switch trains at Cais do Sodre and get on the 19215 Cascais train, ride for about 3 minutes, get off at Alcantara-Mar and walk about 5 minutes to the Museum. This will take about 40 minutes so please leave yourself ample time to get to the venue.
If you wanted to walk, it would take about one hour. If you choose to walk, please do leave yourself lots of time in case you get lost!
If you wanted to take a taxi or other ride, it would take about 15 minutes.
Museu Do Oriente to Capitolio
If you wanted to walk it would take you about one hour.
My Story Tejo to Capitolio
It is just a 15 minute walk. Take a look at the map before you leave. If you wish to take transit, you could take bus 208 Fetais from Rossio station, for two stops, then walk over to Parque Mayer, where you will find Captiolio.
If you take a taxi to the venue, it should be about 5 minutes.
Capitolio to My Story Tejo
It's just a 15 minute walk back to the hotel. Or you could take the 207 Fetais back to Rossio station and walk the one or two minutes back to the hotel.
If you take a taxi back to the hotel, it should be about 5 minutes.
SIM Cards & Cellphones
Museu do Oriente
Av. Brasília 352
1350-352 Lisboa, Portugal
Nearest transit station: Alcantara-Mar
Nearest transit station: Avenida
Cais do Gás, R. da Cintura do Porto de Lisboa
1200-109 Lisboa, Portugal
Slack channel: #cc-summit
Near My Story Tejo https://centrosarcoiris.pt/
Near Oriente http://www.imagemove.pt/
Tourism and more
Hello, Kristof - coffee and indie magazines
The Mill - cafe by day, wine bar by night
28 Cafe - beer and coffee in an old tram
Botequim - for poetry reading or live music with your coffee
Copenhagen Coffee Lab - imported beans from Copenhagen, Nordic style
Fábrica Coffee Roasters - lighter roast, menu features pour-overs and cortados
Be sure to look around in Lisbon because they have some of the most beautiful tile work in the whole world.
Epic displays of tile here Church of São Vicente de Fora, Fronteira Palace
And, as always in Lisbon, there’s a museum for that
Lisbon has an extensive list of art and design museums, but why not try something different?
Museu Nacional dos Coches - horse-drawn coaches, mostly Royal carriages
Museu da Electricidade - electricity museum built on the old Tejo Power Station
Museu Nacional do Traje e da Moda - National museum housing 33,000 costumes
Museu do Aljube - an old jail, now the Museum of Resistance and Freedom
Museu da Marioneta - vast collection of puppets and masks
Museu Carris - public transportation: trolleys, trains and trams