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The registration fee will cover:

  • Social Dinner
  • City Tour


Lisboa is the capital city of Portugal one of the oldest countries in Europe, founded in 1143 with stable borders since the XIII century until today. Lisboa lies by the wide bed of the river Tagus (Tejo) close to its mouth at the Atlantic Ocean.

As a settlement Lisboa dates back to pre-roman times benefitting from its location as a harbor, open to the river and to the sea. The Castle (Castelo de São Jorge) on the top of one of its hills was inhabited by Romans, then Germanic tribes (V century), and the Moors (VIII-XII). In the XII century the Castle was conquered by the Christian King Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal (1143) who established Lisboa as the capital of the realm. Going up to the Castle, via the Sé (Cathedral, XII), and enjoying the view at several sightseeing places (miradouros), or to the Old downtown (Baixa) from Praça do Comércio to Rossio, a rebuilt area following the big earthquake in 1755, or up again to Chiado are worth a late afternoon walk. A few lifts (Sta Justa, Glória, Castelo) may also be of help in going up and down the hills. Towards the mouth of the Tagus, Belém also holds interesting spots as the site where the XV century ships sailed away. Monuments to all who contributed to the discovery of the new world, the Torre de Belém as well as the Jerónimos monastery both decorated in the manuelino style typical of the gothic final period, depicting fauna, flora specimens, nautical tools and instruments used for the decoration of façades, windows, columns, are also worth a visit. Several churches e.g. S. Roque, Estrela, Madre de Deus and its Azulejo (tile) museum as well as modern and ancient art museums, the Gulbenkian private collection, among others, also attract several visitors every year.

Modern day Lisboa can be found at Parque das Nações an area of the city renovated for the Expo98 world exhibition with several interesting buildings like the Oriente railway station, pavilion of Portugal, an Aquarium, or the large bridge Ponte Vasco da Gama. IST Polo de Loures is located at Campus Tecnológico e Nuclear, one of the three campi of IST in the Lisboa area, a few km north of Lisboa, relatively close to the Ponte Vasco da Gama.

Facts and figures

Training Course address:
Campus Tecnológico e Nuclear, Pólo de Loures do IST
Estrada Nacional 10 (km 139,7)
2695-066 Bobadela LRS, Portugal

GPS coordinates: 38° 48'41.06" N, 09° 5'36.10" W

Telephone: +351 219946000

Time: Greenwich meridian time (GMT)

Climate and Weather: Mild Mediterranean climate influenced by the Atlantic Ocean

Lisboa: 550.000 inhabitants, 2.200.000 including surroundings

Portuguese population: 10.600.000 (approx.)

Language: Portuguese

Surface area: 92.000 km2, including Madeira and Azores archipelagos

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