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PYFF6 Secretariat
Department of Bioengineering
Instituto Superior Técnico
University of Lisbon
Avenida Rovisco Pais, 1
1049-001 Lisboa

Tel: +351 21 841 9181
Fax: +351 21 841 9199

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The city of Lisbon

Lisboa is the capital of Portugal and lies on the north bank of the Tagus Estuary, on the European Atlantic coast. It is the westernmost city in continental Europe. The capital of Portugal is a cosmopolitan city, with a vast cultural offer and regular events throughout the year. The city is also proud to maintain its traditions - including fado and Lisbon’s popular festivities.  

Lisbon is an illuminated city. The almost constant presence of sunshine and the River Tagus transforms the Portuguese capital into a mirror of a thousand colours - highlighting the city’s unique architecture and beauty. There are so many things to see and do in Lisbon that visitors have access to a wide array of different experiences. But what truly makes the city unique is its history - spanning back thousands of years and immortalised through its monuments, ranging from Roman Lisbon, Moorish Lisbon and the echoes of Imperial Lisbon.  

For more information see http://www.visitlisboa.com/GeneralInfo.aspx

Conference venue

The venue of the PYFF6 conference will be at the Congress Center of IST, located in the Civil Pavilion. The Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) is located in central Lisbon, a short walk from two Lisbon Metro stations: Saldanha (yellow/red lines) and Alameda (green/red lines) — see network map here. For more information on how to get to the IST, please follow this link.
  • All lectures will be held at the congress center in the main auditorium.
  • Stands will be exhibited next to the main auditorium.
  • Poster Sessions will take place in the IST Grand Hall, first floor of the main building (Pavilhão Central)

Instructions for Internet Access

Instructions for temporary user or meeting/conference participants (assuming that the initial password was not changed):     

Login credentials:               
Username:   PYFF6               
Password:   2NmLPT     

1. Browse available wireless networks and select as SSID 'tecnico-guest';     
2. Set IP to automatic (DHCP). This is usually the default setting, so you may probably skip this step;    
3. Open your browser and try to access any external website. You will be automatically redirected to the page  https://wifi.ist.utl.pt/index_auth.php. Follow the link 'Web based login' at the top of the page concerning short-time, conference and meetings accounts. Enter the above username/password when requested;      
4. After step 3 you may freely browse and access the Internet. You may need to repeat the above  steps if you close your browser or if the connection times out.

University ground floor plan - Location of the venue (Civil Eng. Pavilion) within the IST campus

Venue (IST - Civil Eng. Pavilion) satellite map

Lisbon satellite Map


The coordinates of the venue site are: 38°44'14.40"N, and 9°8'24.84"W. To add a placemark in Google Earth, use this KMZ orKML file.

Conference dinner

The conference dinner will be held at Museu da Cerveja (Museum of Beer), right in the middle of Lisbon’s historic downtown by the Tagus River. It will start with a visit of the museum, followed by a dinner including the typical flavours of Portuguese cuisine.

Travel Information

Lisboa is easy to get to. It is a short flight away from most European cities, and is just as easily accessible by road, railway or sea. 

BY AIR - Lisboa International Airport, 7 km from the city centre, has daily flights to and from the major cities in Europe and the world. The Portuguese airline TAP - Air Portugal, as well as major international airlines, fly to and from Lisboa. TAP Portugal has agreed to offer a discount to PYFF6 participants who make their flight booking and buy their ticket exclusively through TAP Portugal’s website. Please click here for more information.

BY ROAD - Arriving in Lisboa by road is a pleasant experience, as the visitor can enjoy the beautiful countryside along the way. The city has good road accesses and the most frequently used routes are: the A1 motorway. the 25th April Bridge, the new Vasco da Gama Bridge, and the CREL, the outer ring-road for the Lisboa region. 

BY RAIL - Scores of national and international trains arrive in Lisboa every day. In addition to Santa Apolónia terminal station, the city now has the new Gare do Oriente, which opened in 1998 adjacent to the Parque das Nações. Both stations have direct bus or underground connections to the city centre. 

BY SEA - The Port of Lisboa is the busiest port on the European Atlantic coast. It has three terminals for cruise ships: the Alcântara, Rocha de Conde d’Óbidos and the Santa Apolónia terminals. Lisboa is often a port of call for many cruise ships (coming from many different places). Furthermore, the city also has marinas for pleasure boats in the docks of Belém, Santo Amaro, Bom Sucesso. Alcântara and, most recently, the Olivais Docks.


Hotel accommodation

Participants should book their own accommodation.
We advise you to book your hotel early, because Lisbon is in high demand during the summer and some hotels will probably get fully booked.

Please notice the following information about a selection of suitable hotels, located at a walking distance from the congress venue, which offer special prices for congress attendees (do not forget to mention your registration at the PYFF6 meeting to be held at IST - Instituto Superior Técnico, so that you benefit from the reduced price).





Hotel Turim (Alameda)****

(3min walking distance)

Av. Rovisco Pais, nº 34 – 1000-268 –Lisboa

Double: € 64,00 room /night incl. breakfast

Single: € 59.00 room /night incl. breakfast



Hotel Turim (Ibéria )****

(15min walking distance)

Av. 5 de Outubro, nº 160 – 1050-062

Double: € 69,00 room /night incl. breakfast

Single: € 64.00 room /night incl. breakfast



Hotel Holiday Inn****

(3min walking distance)

Av. António José de Almeida , nº 28-A – 1000-044 Lisboa

Double: € 76,00 room /night incl. breakfast

Single: € 66.00 room /night incl. breakfast



Hotel Alif Avenidas ****

(15min walking distance)

Av. Duque de Ávila, 189 - 1050-082 Lisboa

Double: € 95,00 room /night incl. breakfast

Single: € 85.00 room /night incl. breakfast



Hotel A.S. Lisboa***

(8min walking distance)

Av. Almirante Reis 188- 1000-055 Lisboa

Double: € 62,50 room /night incl. breakfast

Single: €  52.50 room /night incl. breakfast



Residencial Fonte Luminosa

(8min walking distance)

Alameda D. Afonso Henriques, nº 70-6º Esq – 1000-124-Lisboa

Double: € 63,00 room /night incl. breakfast

Single: € 45.00 room /night incl. breakfast



Hotel Alif Campo Pequeno ****

(10min walking distance)

Campo Pequeno, 51

1000-081 Lisboa - Portugal

Double: € 75,00 room /night incl. breakfast

Single: € 62.00 room /night incl. breakfast





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