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UNIVERSIDADE CATÓLICA
PORTUGUESA

Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics

Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Palma de Cima, 1649-023Lisboa

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Places to Visit

Museum of Aljube: Resistance and Freedom

As part of the Conference programme, participants will be able to visit this Museum in an exclusive tour arranged specifically for ISJR. This Museum, located in a centuries-old prison which is no longer in use, focuses on the history and memory of the fight against the dictatorship that ruled Portugal between 1926 and 1974, and the recognition of resistance in favour of freedom and democracy. The Museum also promotes discussion and research about that historical period and about prison systems in Europe.

African Lisbon Tour

Run by Togo native and history buff Naki Gaglo, this tour explores Lisbon’s streets and alleys and Portuguese history with a focus on slavery and colonialism. The tour takes participants around the city to show the hidden remnants of an African culture and historical presence which is often neglected. For four to five hours, participants walk with Naki through Lisbon to get to know its African heritage and learn more about the Portuguese legacy of slavery. At the end of the tour, participants are invited to join Naki for lunch at an African restaurant.

Where to stay

Please visit our Register page for all the information you need to find an accommodation that’s right for you.

Museums and sights

Lisbon, capital of Portugal since 1255, is worth exploring patiently and on foot to get to know its wealth of historical monuments and small streets. We leave here just a few recommendations of museums and sights worth stopping at.
MNAA - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga focuses on Portuguese art throughout the ages and its long history from the 12th to the 19th century.
Gulbenkian - The modernist complex that houses the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation includes a personal collection from the founder; a Modern Art center; and a famous garden with ponds and secretive spaces.
Oceanário de Lisboa - The Lisbon Oceanarium opened in 1998, and it is a large public aquarium which receives about a million visitors per year.
Feira da Ladra - If you’re here on a Tuesday or a Saturday, the two days of the week when this historical flea market is held, head down to the heart of Alfama and shop around.

Museums and sights - find out more

We also leave you a few articles on things to do in Lisbon from different outlets:

Atlas Obscura: Weekend Guides for the Curious Traveler - Lisbon
The Washington Post: A Local’s Guide to Lisbon
The New York Times: 36 Hours in Lisbon
The Guardian: A Local’s Guide to Lisbon - 10 top tips

Where to eat and drink

From chefs that are exploring the vanguard of food trends to the traditional little “tascas” providing the locals with traditional meals, Lisbon is rich in food culture. Here are just a few of our proposals:
Cervejaria Ramiro - Very popular and considered by the food writer Anthony Bourdain as one of the best places in Lisbon, Ramiro is where you want to go for seafood.
Taberna Sal Grosso - Book ahead for this little hole in the wall restaurant near Santa Apolónia, where you’ll find different Portuguese dishes made to share.
Terra - For vegetarians, Terra is a great option, a buffet restaurant with a lovely courtyard covered in vines, west from the picturesque neighbourhood of Príncipe Real.
Jardim dos Sentidos - Also a vegetarian friendly suggestion, Jardim dos Sentidos has a zen philosophy and its whole space and menu is built around it.
Pastéis de Belém - If you head to Belém go to the original place and holders of the secret recipe, Pastéis de Belém.

Museum of Aljube: Resistance and Freedom

As part of the Conference programme, participants will be able to visit this Museum in an exclusive tour arranged specifically for ISJR. This Museum, located in a centuries-old prison which is no longer in use, focuses on the history and memory of the fight against the dictatorship that ruled Portugal between 1926 and 1974, and the recognition of resistance in favour of freedom and democracy. The Museum also promotes discussion and research about that historical period and about prison systems in Europe.

African Lisbon Tour

Run by Togo native and history buff Naki Gaglo, this tour explores Lisbon’s streets and alleys and Portuguese history with a focus on slavery and colonialism. The tour takes participants around the city to show the hidden remnants of an African culture and historical presence which is often neglected. For four to five hours, participants walk with Naki through Lisbon to get to know its African heritage and learn more about the Portuguese legacy of slavery. At the end of the tour, participants are invited to join Naki for lunch at an African restaurant.

Where to stay

Please visit our Register page for all the information you need to find an accommodation that’s right for you.

Museums and Sights

Lisbon, capital of Portugal since 1255, is worth exploring patiently and on foot to get to know its wealth of historical monuments and small streets. We leave here just a few recommendations of museums and sights worth stopping at. MNAA - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga focuses on Portuguese art throughout the ages and its long history from the 12th to the 19th century. Gulbenkian - The modernist complex that houses the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation includes a personal collection from the founder; a Modern Art center; and a famous garden with ponds and secretive spaces. Oceanário de Lisboa - The Lisbon Oceanarium opened in 1998, and it is a large public aquarium which receives about a million visitors per year. Feira da Ladra - If you’re here on a Tuesday or a Saturday, the two days of the week when this historical flea market is held, head down to the heart of Alfama and shop around.

Where to eat and drink

From chefs that are exploring the vanguard of food trends to the traditional little “tascas” providing the locals with traditional meals, Lisbon is rich in food culture. Here are just a few of our proposals:
Cervejaria Ramiro - Very popular and considered by the food writer Anthony Bourdain as one of the best places in Lisbon, Ramiro is where you want to go for seafood.
Taberna Sal Grosso - Book ahead for this little hole in the wall restaurant near Santa Apolónia, where you’ll find different Portuguese dishes made to share.
Terra - For vegetarians, Terra is a great option, a buffet restaurant with a lovely courtyard covered in vines, west from the picturesque neighbourhood of Príncipe Real.
Jardim dos Sentidos - Also a vegetarian friendly suggestion, Jardim dos Sentidos has a zen philosophy and its whole space and menu is built around it.
Pastéis de Belém - If you head to Belém go to the original place and holders of the secret recipe, Pastéis de Belém.

HOW TO ARRIVE

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BUS

From the city center at Marquês de Pombal, take the 738 bus to Quinta dos Barros and get off at Hospital de Santa Maria — after that, it is only a 10 minute walk to Católica-Lisbon.

From the Airport, walk to Praça do Aeroporto to take the 731 bus to Avenida José Malhoa and get off at Cantina Universitária.

A bus ticket costs 2€ when sold on board, or 1,50€ if using a charged reusable travel card which is available at metro stations.

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RIDESHARE OR TAXI

Uber is active in Portugal, as well as its competitors Bolt and Kapten.

If you prefer to use a taxi, you may also choose to use apps, namely FreeNow or TaxiClick.

A trip from the airport to Católica-Lisbon or the city center should not exceed 20€.

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METRO

The closest metro stations are Cidade Universitária (Yellow Line) and Laranjeiras (Blue Line).

From the Airport, you must take the Red Line and change to the Yellow Line at Saldanha or to the the Blue Line at São Sebastião.

There are ticket machines at all metro stations.

A ticket costs 1,50€, allowing change between lines, with an added cost of 0,50€ for a reusable and rechargeable travel card.

View a map of the metro here.