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Centro Cultural de Belém
The Euclid meeting takes place in Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), a cultural and convention center situated in western Lisbon, near the river, in the historical district of Belém. Click for location map.
How to reach the venue from the city center
The fastest way to reach CCB is by train. Trains depart from Cais do Sodré, upstairs from the subway station.
If you have not done so yet at the airport subway station (see arrival), you may purchase/charge your VIVA card in zapping mode in the vending machines at Cais do Sodré (either at the subway or train machines).
The cost of a train journey in zapping mode is 1.80 E.
Train travel time is 8 minutes. Be sure to check the timetable or information panels, since not all trains stop in Belém.
From Belém train station you must walk to CCB, walking time is around 10 minutes.
As an alternative to the train you may take the tram (line 15) or bus (lines 714, 727, 728, 729, 751) from the city center. These stop much closer to CCB than the train. Travel time from the city center is around 25 minutes. All bus and tram routes can be found in here.
Taxi is also a viable option. Price from hotels in the center to CCB should be around 10 Euros.
How to reach the venue from western Lisbon
This means your hotel is located either in Belém (walking distance to CCB) or on the way to Belém (e.g. Hotel Vila Galé Ópera). From the latter you may take the tram (line 15) directly to CCB entrance, or the bus (lines 714, 727, 751) that also stop close to CCB. Travel time is around 10 minutes.
The historical district of Belém is strongly connected with the portuguese maritime discoveries of the XV-XVI centuries. From that period it remains the monastery of Jerónimos (free admittance in the church, paid tickets to visit the monastery, maritime museum and archeological museum - separate entrance locations), the Tower of Belém, and a small church uphill.
The square in front of the venue and the monument to the discoveries (Padrão dos Descobrimentos, rebuilt in 1960), plus the tropical botanical garden and a few other buildings were built as part of the Expo 1940.
Other interesting sights in Belém are the Museum Berardo (modern art collection, located in the conference venue CCB, closes at 19h, admittance free), the planetarium, the museum of electricity (in an old electrical plant) and the brand new Museu dos Coches (historical carriages) (both museums are located next to the train stop), the presidential palace and museum, and the Fábrica dos Pasteis de Belem (the well-known custard tarts café).