2019 Global Summit Lisbon
- 1 Before you leave home
- 2 After you arrive
- 3 Meeting Spaces
- 4 Tourism
- 5 Credits
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 low 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.
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.
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 São Sebastião train, ride it for 9 stops then change trains at Alameda station. Board the Cais do Sodré train 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 transportation in Lisbon. https://www.lisbon.net/transport
hotel to Oriente
oriente to capitolio
capitolio to oriente
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:
Museu do Oriente
Av. Brasília 352
1350-352 Lisboa, Portugal
Nearest transit station:
Nearest transit station:
Make sure you registered for the event!
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.
Slack channel: #cc-summit
Near My Story Tejo https://centrosarcoiris.pt/
Near Oriente http://www.imagemove.pt/
You'll find the Lisbon wikitravel page here https://wikitravel.org/en/Lisbon