Beyond the conference:
Make the most of your time in Lisbon

In honour of Portugal’s National Day on 10 June, we’ve put together a short guide of what to see and do in Lisbon. Beyond the WYSTC conference, we invite you to discover the some of the wonders that the Portuguese capital has to offer.

We hope you will enjoy your stay in Lisbon and embrace the vibrant atmosphere as you explore the city’s treasures, connect with fellow delegates and create lifelong memories.

Interested in organising a pre- or post-conference tour? Take a look at some of the activities offered by Get Your Guide here.

Arco da Rua Augusta: Lisbon’s historic heart

Begin your journey at Arco da Rua Augusta, the iconic triumphal arch that marks the entrance to downtown Lisbon. Stroll along Rua Augusta, a bustling street filled with shops, cafes, and street performers, immersing yourself in the lively atmosphere of the city center.

São Jorge – Alfama

Head to São Jorge in Alfama, where the majestic Moorish castle sits atop a hill. Explore its ancient walls, take in breathtaking panoramic views of the city, and delve into Lisbon’s fascinating past.
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Belem Tower

Belem Tower: A Glimpse into Portugal’s maritime legacy

No visit to Lisbon is complete without marveling at Belem Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage site that symbolizes Portugal’s maritime history. Admire the impressive architecture, learn about its role as a fortress and gateway to the world, and soak up the stunning riverside views.

Lisbon Oceanarium: Dive into an underwater paradise

Immerse yourself in the wonders of the Lisbon Oceanarium, a captivating attraction showcasing diverse marine life from around the globe. Explore different ecosystems, encounter fascinating creatures, and gain a deeper understanding of our ocean’s beauty and importance.
Lisbon Oceanarium
Tram ride: A nostalgic hourney through Lisbon's streets

Tram Ride: A nostalgic journey through Lisbon’s streets

Hop aboard Lisbon’s charming vintage trams for a delightful ride through the city’s picturesque neighborhoods. As you traverse narrow streets and historic districts, you’ll witness local life and experience the city’s unique charm.

Elevador de Santa Justa: Soaring to spectacular views

Experience Lisbon from new heights by taking a trip on the iconic Elevador de Santa Justa. Ascend to the top and be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the Baixa district, Tagus River, and the city’s enchanting skyline.
Lisbon Oceanarium
Tram ride: A nostalgic hourney through Lisbon's streets

Terreiro do Paço: Unwind in Lisbon’s majestic square

Make your way to Terreiro do Paço, also known as Praça do Comércio, a magnificent square steeped in history. Marvel at the elegant arcades, relax in the spacious surroundings, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this significant landmark.

Fado Museum: Discovering Lisbon’s soulful music

Immerse yourself in the soulful melodies of Fado, Portugal’s traditional music, by visiting the Fado Museum. Gain insights into the history and cultural significance of this heartfelt genre and experience a live Fado performance to truly appreciate its emotional power.
Lisbon Oceanarium
Tram ride: A nostalgic hourney through Lisbon's streets

Explore the beaches

Escape the city’s hustle and bustle by heading to Lisbon’s nearby beaches. Whether it’s the lively shores of Cascais or the serene sands of Costa da Caparica, bask in the sun, feel the sand between your toes, and enjoy the refreshing Atlantic breeze.

Seafood Delights: Indulge in Lisbon’s culinary specialties

Lisbon is renowned for its delectable seafood cuisine. Treat your taste buds to a feast of fresh fish and succulent shellfish at traditional seafood restaurants or hidden culinary gems. Sample the local flavors and savor the culinary delights that make Lisbon a true food lover’s paradise.
Lisbon Oceanarium

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