Lisbon – Conferences in the Pearl of Portugal

The port city of Lisbon enjoys an idyllic location at the mouth of the River Tagus (Tejo). You will find conference hotels close to the old town, but also modern convention centres, exhibition halls and hotels to the east of the city-centre around the former expo site Parque das Nações.

The 1998 World Exhibition rejuvenated this neighbourhood and transformed it into a modern commercial district.

Discover Lisbon

Long shopping thoroughfares, Europe's largest seawater aquarium, the modern structure of the Oriente railway station, trendy shopping malls, parks in which to stroll and linger – and amidst all of this, excellently equipped conference facilities in a scenic setting. Lisbon Airport is just a few kilometres away and is easily reached by taxi, bus or metro.

As you approach Lisbon by air, you won't fail to notice the two huge bridges spanning the Tagus. To the east, the 18-kilometre-long Vasco da Gama Bridge, Europe's longest cable-stayed bridge. And to the south, the 25 de Abril Bridge, whose architecture is reminiscent of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. By the way, there are several excellent restaurants around the harbour beneath the bridge. This exceptional location, nestling against the mighty steel bridge structure, comes highly recommended as a place to let the day wind down with your conference attendees, employees or business partners.

Culinary and culture

Be it a simple aperitif or multi-course dinner – Portugal's cuisine is outstanding. Fish lovers and those with a sweet tooth will feel equally at home here. The Portuguese national dish is Bacalhau – dried and salted cod. On to dessert, and you really must try Pasteis de Nata – small puff pastry tartlets filled with delicious vanilla custard. Stews and meat dishes are also a staple of Portuguese cuisine.

Take a leisurely stroll through the narrow streets of the old town after your conference, enjoy a glass of port and listen to the strains of Fado music on the air. Lisbonians hold their Fado singers in the highest esteem. This emotionally infused and melancholic music genre is the soul of Portugal – Fado is a feeling.

As you can see, Lisbon is well worth a visit. For meetings, conferences, on business or for leisure – look forward to the city of seven hills and its stunning sights.