2019 Global Summit Lisbon

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Before you leave home

Visa and Entry Requirements for Portugal

If you haven't already applied for your visa, it may be too late. See here https://summit.creativecommons.org/travelling-to-portugal/


CC HQ and scholarship recipients are staying at My Story Tejo.

Our CC Portugal team kindly put together suggestions for other hotels https://summit.creativecommons.org/accommodations-in-lisbon/


Portugal uses Euros (€). See how much your home currency is compared to EUR! https://www.oanda.com/currency/

Lisbon Weather & Terrain

In May, the weather in Lisbon gets up to the 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/

Language & Maps

People in Lisbon speak Portuguese. Some speak English too. Maybe you can find an translation app for your phone before you leave to help you out along the way!

If you are not able to get a sim card for the time you are in Lisbon, you may want to download some offline maps of Lisbon to your phone.

After you arrive

At the Lisbon Airport

It's a good idea to buy a "7 Colinas Card" at the airport and load some funds on it so you can travel around between venues. The transit ticket system can be a bit complicated so having a card is a bit easier.

They are .50€ and you can load some money on it right there at the airport metro station. Single rides are €1.50 and a day pass is €6.30.

At My Story Tejo

For those who received scholarships, you will be staying the the My Story Tejo Hotel. Mari reached out a few weeks ago to confirm your room and roommate. Please look back in your inbox if you did not see it. Else feel free to reach out to us at summit@creativecommons.org

Check in at the hotel is 3pm. If you arrive earlier than that, they are willing to store your luggage for you so you can leave the hotel and come back later. Check out is 11am.

Travel between the airport and the hotel

Taxi - A taxi should cost you about 20€ and be about 15 to 20 minutes.

Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi - you may have one of these apps installed on your phone to arrange rides. After you pick-up your luggage, you should look for the passenger pick up area labeled "TNC/Rideshares" to meet your driver.

Public Transit - Look for signs in the airport for ground transportation. You will board the metro at Aeroporto station and get on the train in the direction of São Sebastião, ride it for 9 stops then change trains at Alameda station. Board the train towards Cais do Sodré and ride it south for 6 stops. Get off the train at Rossio station and walk one minute to R. Condes de Monsanto 2 (My Story Tejo Hotel). It is a good idea to look at your route before you are in Lisbon so you are familiar with the route and map.

Travel between venues

There a good system of public transportation in Lisbon. https://www.lisbon.net/transport If you did not pick a "7 Colinas Card" at the airport, you can pick one up at most metro stations. They are .50€ and you can load some money on it for your travel. Single rides are €1.50 and a day pass is €6.30. You will simply tap the card to gain access

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 wanted to take a taxi or other ride, it would take about 15 minutes.

Museu Do Oriente to Capitolio

Walk 5 minutes to the bus 720 Picheleira/faria Vasconcelos and ride it for 9 stops. Get off at Marquês de Pombal and walk 10 minutes 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

There are kiosks in the airport where you can get a temporary sim card. It should cost about 15 or 20 EUR for a sim card with data for a week or so. MEO or Vodafone are both reliable carriers.

If you aren't able to do this at the airport, you can look for other locations in Lisbon through each of their websites:


Summit Venues

Museu do Oriente
Av. Brasília 352
1350-352 Lisboa, Portugal
Nearest transit station: Alcantara-Mar

Parque Mayer
Lisboa, Portugal
Nearest transit station: Avenida

Titanic Sur Mer (Saturday night party)
Cais do Gás, R. da Cintura do Porto de Lisboa
1200-109 Lisboa, Portugal


I hope you've already registered! If not, we may be sold out. Please check out https://summit.creativecommons.org/ for more details.

When you arrive, simply show a piece of identification to a person at the registration desk to get in. Do not lose your badge, it is your access pass for the whole weekend.

Web Information

Program: https://ccglobalsummit2019lisbonportugal.sched.com/

Twitter: @ccglobalsummit

Hashtag: #ccsummit

Slack channel: #cc-summit

Printing Services

Near My Story Tejo https://centrosarcoiris.pt/

Near Oriente http://www.imagemove.pt/

Other https://finepaper.pt/

Tourism and more


You'll find the Lisbon wikitravel page here https://wikitravel.org/en/Lisbon


Wish Slow Coffee House - take your time drinking coffee and perusing the gift shop
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


Fado Want to take in some Fado in Lisbon? Oh, there’s also a Fado museum.


Epic displays of tile here > Church of São Vicente de Fora, Fronteira Palace

You’ll find me shopping for tiles at one (or all) of these places

And, as always in Lisbon, there’s a museum for that


Our main venue for the summit is the Museu do Oriente and there are a lot of super-cool museums in Lisbon!

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 Nacional do Azulejo - tiles, tiles, tiles

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

Biking in Lisbon

Lots of helpful stuff about cool sites to visit, pharmacies, etc on this page: https://www.arrivalguides.com/en/Travelguides/Europe/Portugal/Lisbon/essentialinformation