The Sana Executive Hotel has kindly offered a fixed rate for all participants in the conference situated in the new quarter of Lisbon, The Sana Executive Hotel is within walking distance of the famous Calouste Gulbenkian Museum. The Hotel boasts one of the most beautiful locations within the heart of the city. In addition, Lisbon International Airport is only 15 minutes away by car. Within a 10-Kilometer radius of the hotel, guests will discover the informative Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, The National Art Museum, and The Saint Jorge Castel. The picturesque Edward VII park is only 200 meters away.

Guests can enjoy buffet breakfast in the hotel’s garden or in the breakfast room. Free WIFI will be available at Sana Executive Hotel. The Hotel offers laundry and dry-cleaning services, rent-a-car, exchange service and City Tours. Free Private parking is also provided (its use depends on availability, reservations are recommended).

The rates fixed for those clients attending the International Conference "Medieval Europe in Motion" are as following:

Individual room: € 61
Twin room: € 71

Included: WIFI; Buffet breakfast and VAT 
Tourist tax NOT included

Participants are invited to contact directly the hotel in order to book a room. It will be necessary to inform the hotel that you participate in the Conference in order to get the fixed rates.

Av. Conde de Valbom, 56 - 1050-069 Lisboa - Portugal
Telf. 217 951 157
Fax. 217 951 166


By air

Lisbon is just a few hours (2 to 3 hours) away from most European cities and 6 to 8 hours away from North America. Lisbon’s international airport is only 7 km away from the city centre.

A simple and cheap way of getting from the airport to the city centre is by bus. The AeroBus departs from the airport every 20 minutes (from 7.00 am to 9.00 pm) to the city centre (journey time: 20 minutes) and stops at Cais do Sodré, the railway station. The closest bus stop to the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences is ‘Campo Pequeno’.

Underground transportation also connects the airport with the city centre. It’s a cheap and quick way to travel, and can get you almost anywhere in Lisbon. The closest metro stations to the congress venue are ‘Campo Pequeno’ (yellow line), and ‘Praça de Espanha’ (blue line).

You can also take the local buses to the city, namely numbers 21, 22, 31, 44, 83, 91, 96, 705, 708 and 745 (from 6.00 am to 9.30 pm) and bus number 208 (from 11.00 pm to 4.00 am). Taxis are available 24-hours a day, the journey time to the city centre lasts 15-30 minutes and costs between 10-15 EUR.

By train

Those travelling by train must get off at Oriente station or at Santa Apolónia station, just a few minutes away from the old centre of Lisbon. Both stations are connected to the Lisbon underground, so you can use the subway or the Carris buses.

Inside Lisbon

There is a wide inexpensive network of public transportation in Lisbon, and you can choose between bus, subway, elevators, electric trams or trains, within the city or to the suburbs.

Bus and tram tickets can be purchased at any ticket vendor or directly from the driver. In this case the ticket is more expensive. Subway tickets must be purchased at the subway stations.

The Zapping card can be used across the different transport networks in the city and outskirts, namely in trains (CP-Comboios de Portugal), boats (Transtejo), buses (Carris) and Lisbon underground (Metro de Lisboa). This rechargeable card can be purchased in all transport operators point of sale and in Payshop Agents. It can be charged with a minimum of 1,50€ and a maximum of 10,00€. The card balance cannot exceed the 15,00€.

The public bus and tram company CARRIS covers almost all the city of Lisbon. Generally, buses and trams run from 6.00 am to 11.00 pm, there are fewer buses after this hour, but the service lasts until 4.00 am. During the weekend transportation services are reduced substantially.

The subway – Metropolitano de Lisboa – is the easiest and fastest way to get around the city and runs from 6.00 am to 1.00 am.



The conference will take place in the Auditoriums 2,3, and 4 of the Main Building of Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.

Getting to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

By public transports

Metro: S. Sebastião (blue and red line)

Bus: 716, 718, 726, 742, 746, 756

GPS: 38.737541, -9.154649

Click HERE for the location map 

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

7 minutes by metro from the Baixa-Chiado station and 15 minutes by car from the airport, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation brings together the very best of ancient and modern art in two museums surrounded by a magnificent garden, in which visitors can experience a great sense of tranquillity.

The Foundation is housed in an architectural complex designed in the 1960s, classified as national heritage, which includes, besides the museums, a library, auditoria for conferences and concerts and an open-air amphitheatre.


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