Arguably the best city destination. How to get there, what to do.

Travelling to Lisbon

We partnered with Osiris, a Travel Agency that will help you book your flight, transfer and hotel. They'll make sure you get what you need. Just contact Teresa Castanho with the subject [LXJS2014] and she'll take it from there.

Where to stay

  • Partner Hotel

    We partnered up with Hotel Florida, some 10 minutes walking distance from the Main Venue. This is also where most of our Speakers will be hosted, and where we'll have our Welcome Party.

    Rua Duque de Palmela, 34
    1250-098 Lisbon, Portugal
    Google Maps
    +351 213 576 145
    Single or Double Room, Breakfast and VAT included: from €90 (subject to availability)
  • Other Hotels

    There are countless other Hotels surrounding the area. This is a safe area to walk around. A search for Hotels in the area of "Marquês de Pombal", "Avenida da Liberdade", or "Parque Eduardo Sétimo" will show you lots of nearby options.

The Sunny Lisbon

Lisbon is the warm and sunny capital city of Portugal, and the largest city in the country. Rich in culture and architecture, it is one of the oldest European cities, which over time was known by many names such as Luxbona, Lixbuna or Ulixbone (names which gave way to the commonly used LX shorthand).

Along it's seven hills, while walking along the cobbled streets known as Calçada Portuguesa, you will find amazing food, amazing architectural relics and various museums. And don't forget to stroll along the Tagus river, the narrow streets of Alfama, vist the nightlife of Bairro Alto, the classic and elegant stores of Chiado or the gardens of Belém. And while you're at it, do not forget to try some Pastéis de Belém!

Tips & Tricks

  • Arriving

    Just take the "Metro" red line from the airport until you reach one of the other lines, from which you can go into the city centre, hotels and the venue. Download the subway map (PDF) for more info.

    You can also take one of the Aero shuttles into the city. It runs every 30 minutes and costs about €3,50, and you can use the ticket for the rest of the day.

    Or you can get a taxi from Arrivals. However, some of our taxi drivers can be known for ripping off some customers, so you can always get one from Departures (one floor above) where you might not find such problems.

  • Getting Around

    The best way to get around is by getting a Lisboa Card which you can use in every kind of transport around the city and that will get you free admission to more than 80 museums and attractions.

    Or you can get the 7 Colinas / Viva Viagem Card and charge a day fare onto it that will get you around in the Carris and Metro networks, or you can get an unlimited daily ticket.

    Taxis are fairly cheap and will get you around the city for around €5 to €10 a ride. Be aware that they can charge you extra for carrying big luggage of if you called them on the phone (+351 218119000).


  • A Taberna da Rua das Flores

    Long-forgotten recipes, from cod dishes to meat delicatessen.

    Rua das Flores, 103
    1200-194 Lisboa
  • Cervejaria Ramiro

    The tradition of well serving seafood. Expect long waiting times.

    Av. Almirante Reis, 1-H
    1150-007 Lisboa
  • Pizzeria Casanova

    Probably the best pizzas in Lisbon.

    Av. Infante Dom Henrique, Loja 7
    1900-264 Lisboa
  • Sinal Vermelho

    Traditional Portuguese dishes.

    Rua das Gáveas, 89
    1200-206 Lisboa
  • Restaurante Dom Tacho

    The typical Francesinha from Porto, but in Lisbon

    Rua David de Sousa 19
    1000 Lisboa
  • Jardim dos Sentidos

    Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurant

    Rua da Mãe de Água 3
    1250-154 Lisboa
  • Os Tibetanos

    Vegetarian Restaurant

    Rua do Salitre 117
    1250-198 Lisboa
  • Restaurante Cervejaria O Pinóquio

    Amazing seafood and Picapau

    Praça dos Restauradores 79
    1250-000 Lisboa
  • A Tasquinha do Lagarto

    Traditional Portuguese food

    Rua Campolide 273


  • Artis Wine Bar

    Wine bar in Bairro Alto.

    Rua do Diário de Notícias, 95
    1200-142 Lisboa
  • Bar da Velha Senhora

    Burlesque decor & ceilings with frescoes.

    Rua Nova do Carvalho, 38
    1200-291 Lisboa
  • Clube Ferroviário

    One of Lisbon's hottest terrace bars.

    Rua de Santa Apolónia, 59-63
    1100-468 Lisboa
  • Pois, Café

    A great place to get some work done.

    Rua São João da Praça, 93-95
    1100-521 Lisboa
  • Chafariz do Vinho

    Wine bar close to the venue

    Praça da Alegria
    1250-000 Lisboa
  • Park

    The rooftop of a car park transformed into a bar with amazing view

    Calçada do Combro, 58
    1200 Lisboa

Visit Lisbon

If you're going to spend some time in Lisbon you can also check the Lisbon Lux and Visit Lisbon websites for more information about the city and activities taking place.