Find everything you need to know about your exchange in Nova SBE, life in Carcavelos and in Lisbon!
- SOS Contacts
- Plan for the Weather
- Stay Safe
- Getting Around
- Buy your Stuff
- Eat the Right Food
- Grab a Bite
- Going out
- Touristing Around
- Learning Portuguese
- Send us a Message
F irst off, CONGRATULATIONS! Welcome to Nova School of Business and Economics (Nova SBE) and most importantly, welcome to Lisbon! A grand adventure awaits for you here in the most western point of Europe. We understand that no tour guides can give you a complete view of Portugal, but we are aiming to do our best to give you the essential guidelines for you to enjoy your journey here.
We have included here some general knowledge regarding public transportations so that you can travel from Porto to Faro with ease, as well as some key places to visit such as mesmerizing view-points and antique museums for you to witness and learn the unique history and cultures of Portugal, and most importantly a hand-picked list of restaurants, bars, and clubs for you to truly savor traditional Portuguese food and ultimately experience the nightlife both in Lisbon and Carcavelos! We have also made sure to put in some small useful tips and a mini lesson of Portuguese so you are can absorb in all that Portugal has to offer you.
After all this time you may be wondering who we are. Well, we cannot tell you that because it is a secret! Just kidding, please don’t stop reading! We are part of the Students’ Union of Nova SBE, specifically from the International Department (that’s right, we are so enthusiastic about having visitors that we have a department especially dedicated to the well-being of foreign students like you!) and we are here, aiming for you to have an awesome time here during your stay here, not just in our University, but also in Portugal as a whole.
For any further doubts, please feel free to contact us. We are always here for you and will do our best to help you out!
Phone number: 21 191 9005
International Department – Nova Students’ Union
Campus Medical Services
Nova SBE’s new campus will have available medical services witch will provide a range of different services from general medicine, sport medicine, dental care, nutrition, psychology, clinical analysis and nursing care.
Cascais Hospital (Hospital de Cascais Dr. José de Almeida)
Adress: Estrada Militar, Alcabideche
Parede Healthcare Center
Address: Rua José Elias Garcia, Parede
Adress: Rua Catembe 165
Important Phone Numbers
Emergency number (Medical/Police): 112
Police (Lisbon): +351 218 111 049 / 965 989 000
Lisbon Airport: 21 841 3500
Pharmacy number: 707 273 273
Closest Pharmacy: Rua da Grécia, Carcavelos (800m)
NOVA SU: 21 191 9005
Hospital Santa Maria: 21 780 50 00 / 21 780 52 22
Hospital São José: 21 884 10 00
Hospital de Santa Marta: 21 359 4000
Hospital Curry Cabral: 21 792 4200
Hospital dos Capuchos: 21 313 63 00
Hospital dna. Estefânia: 21 312 66 00
Hospital St. Louis: 21 321 65 00
British Hospital Lisbon XXI: 21 721 34 00
Hospital Cuf Infante Santo: 21 392 61 00
Hospital Cuf Descobertas: 21 002 52 00
Hospital da Luz: 21 710 44 00
Hospital dos Lusíadas: 21 770 40 40/ 800 20 1000
Hospital de Cascais: 21 465 30 00
Since you are staying for a while and if you want to obtain a SIM card or more information about mobile internet. Nova SU will offer you a free SIM card if you ask for it at the SU headquarters (upon availability).
Here are the contacts of the Portuguese communication companies:
MEO | Call 1820
NOS | Call 16993 (For clarification or additional information about NOS mobile products and services) or 16105 (about NOS mobile internet products and services)
VODAFONE | Call 808 919 191
To call you need to dial the country’s international code before calling.
For someone to call you from abroad remember they need to dial the Portuguese code which is +351.
What can you expect?
With about 2.800 sunshine hours per year – an average of 4.6 sunshine hours/day in December and 11.4 in July – Lisbon is the sunniest European capital, with a Mediterranean climate. However, in recent years our weather has become a bit more irregular, to the point where we can sometimes have a relatively warm, sunny January and a rainy, cold June.
As you probably already know, the Campus is right next to the beach so don’t forget to pack your swimsuit and loads of sunscreen!
Stats to impress you
Trying to predict the weather for the next months is hopeless, but you should expect temperatures between:
- 8º C and 16° C | January – March (Winter)
- 12º C and 26°C | April – June (Spring). Spring can sometimes be very rainy, so be prepared.
- 18º C and 28º C | June – September (Summer). If we’re lucky summer will begin in June with long, sunny days and temperatures above 20°C.
- 9º C and 23º C | October – December (Fall)
The centre of Lisbon is generally a very safe place. However, it never hurts to be cautious and alert, so bear in mind a few pointers.
The most common crime, affecting both visitors and locals, is pick pocketing. To avoid this, keep your wallet in your front pocket, and if you have a bag or purse, avoid leaving valuables (camera, money, computer, etc.) in the outside pockets. Try to put them in the most difficult to reach part of
Keep your valuables close to you, so that you can always see them. Also, if you have a backpack, try to carry it in your hand when entering and using public transport: it’s very easy for someone to take something out of it without you even realizing it.
Pay special attention when using public transportation, especially trams (the numbers 28 and 15 in particular) and the metro.
Avoid dark, narrow streets at night. Try to stay in the main avenues and streets of the city when walking after hours (especially between 2am and 6am, after most bars close).
In addition, it’s always better if you walk with someone rather than alone to avoid getting mugged.
Try to keep an eye on your surroundings. If something seems strange or dangerous, follow your instincts and avoid it. If you feel unsafe walk next to other people on the street or go inside a shop. In case of crime/emergency you can either call “112”, the emergency number, or head to the nearest police station.
Carcavelos and the surrounding areas have that small town safe vibe. It’s generally safer than the city centre, specially during the day. Even during the night, everything is pretty calm but as the streets are mainly empty after 11pm, it lacks that safety feeling you get in a crowd.
Regarding the beach areas, be careful not to leave your stuff alone in the Summer, especially mobile phones and other valuables.
There are 4 lines that cover a good part of the Lisbon city. The stations are clearly marked with the Lisbon subway’s logo (the “M” sign below).
Tickets can be purchased in every station. Upon acquisition of the reusable “Viva Viagem” card by 0.50€, there are two main options:
- A one-way trip costs 1.45€ and can be used in the whole grid
- Zapping is cheaper – you charge the card with amounts starting from 3€ and each metro trip takes 1.30€ out of your credit. It can also be used on Buses, Trains and Boats on the Lisbon area at different prices
Carris provides most bus services around Lisbon. All their buses are yellow so they are clearly identifiable.
Tickets can be purchased on board by 1.85€ per bus; or at various kiosks by 1.45€ which is valid for 1 hour after the first validation, upon acquisition of the reusable viva viagem card by 0.50€. Zapping (explained above) is also applicable.
CP Comboios de Portugal is the national rail company. CP can take you anywhere in Portugal: the closest beaches, which are in linha de Cascais, Porto, Algarve… The ticket prices depend on where you are going. In some trips there are student discounts!
Taxi company numbers:
217 932 756 (Cooptáxis)
218 119 000 (RádioTáxis)
218 111 100 (Teletáxis)
Beware of the route the taxi driver takes you through. Portuguese taxi drivers are known for taking foreigners in unwanted long itineraries before dropping them off, so tariffs end up being unnecessary.
Other ways to travel
If you want to take a bus tour of Lisbon, there are 2 main firms in Lisbon:
City Sightseeing (hop-on, hop-off bus) – in the center and downtown from 20€
Yellow Bus – in the center from 12€, by boat from 20€ and to nearby cities (Fátima, Óbidos, Batalha and Nazaré from 70€ and to Sintra from 48€)
Since 2011, tuk tuk tours (from 45€) have become one of the most popular ways to explore the touristic spots in town, since there are spots in Alfama and Bairro Alto that are not accessible through car.
You can also visit the other side of the Tagus River (Margem Sul) by taking the boat in Belém, Cais do Sodré or Terreiro do Paço. More info: www.transtejo.pt
Find your way
In Lisbon, the Google Maps app works really well to find what’s the best way to reach your destination. Bus schedules are not always right (since traffic in the city center is not the best, buses can be 10 or 15 minutes late or early), but it’s very useful to find which bus you must take.
Getting around in Carcavelos is not easy if you don’t have a car. It’s best to get around by bike (Nova SBE will have a rented bikes system) because public transportation is not great, there are almost no buses and the timetables are confusing. The SU and Nova SBE are working on this issue and will try to give you more detailed information as soon as possible. The bus line closest to the Campus is the 106, which can take you to the Oeiras train station, the closest big hub. There, you can catch a train or a bus:
The train is part of the “Linha de Cascais”. Some tips when reading the timetables:
- Make sure you are going on the correct direction (Cascais-Cais do Sodré or Cais do Sodré-Cascais)
- Make sure you are in the Monday-Friday or Weekends table
- Each column is a train – usually they go by every 20 minutes
- During rush hours, trains go by more often and there are fast trains which don’t stop on every station
The existing bus companies are Vimeca, Scotturb (on the Cascais area) and Carris (on the Lisbon area). To know the schedules, you need to go to their website and find the bus you need.
Transporlis is a good route simulator which tries to put everything together.
Some taxi company numbers:
Multitaxis: 214 155 310
Rádio taxis: 214 239 600
Taxi Cascais: 214 660 101
CHEAPEST WAY TO GET AROUND
If you plan to travel on a daily basis only the Lisbon area, the best option is to buy the Navegante Urbano Pass for 36.20€/month, valid for bus, metro and train (until Belém). This pass can also be used on the Trams around Lisbon.
Since Nova SBE’s campus is located in Carcavelos, you might consider the option of getting the pass that includes the areas of Carcavelos and Lisbon. This is the L123 Pass and it costs 69.65€/month.
Another option is the combined CP/Metro Pass that covers trains from Cais do Sodré all the way to Cascais and the metro in the Lisbon area. It costs 72€.
In all of these options, you have the right to get a STUDENT DISCOUNT of 25%. You need to get a declaration at Nova SBE’s International Office and fill out the normal pass application at the subway.
If you don’t need a monthly pass, the best option is the viva viagem card and zapping (you charge the card with amounts starting from 3€). You can use it both in Lisbon and Carcavelos and each trip takes a specific amount out of your credit.
Armazéns do Chiado
Armazéns do Chiado opens its doors and aims to restore the glamour of previous eras by offering the public a high-quality space with an intensive cultural life. “Lisbon Meeting Point” is an initiative that reinforces the iconic positioning of the city center.
Located in Rua do Carmo 2, 1200, Lisboa
Bairro Alto is a picturesque working-class neighborhood that has traditionally been the city’s bohemian haunt of artists and writers. It’s not only known for being one of the best spots to go out for a drink, but also for its peculiar stores. There are designer brands and various alternative shops.
Avenida da Liberdade
One of the widest boulevards decorated with gardens, Avenida da Liberdade has some of the most expensive shops in Lisbon. If you are looking for Prada, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Hugo Boss, and many more, take a stroll down the avenue. Several kiosks on the sidewalks are popular hangout spots at night, mainly during the summer months.
Feira da Ladra (Flea Market)
Located in Campo de Santa Clara in the district of Alfama, you will find handmade artisan goods, clothes, books, media, collectibles, antiques, furniture, etc. Everything is on display. If you are a good negotiator, it is your time to shine. Try to bargain!
Open on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9 am to 6 pm.
The Lx Factory is a vintage market with both new and secondhand products. Clothing, art, decorations, natural products, and many more can be found here.
Located in Rua Rodrigues de Faria nr 103 (Alcântara). Open on Sundays from 11 am to 8 pm.
Amoreiras Shopping Centre
Placed in the center of the Portuguese capital (close to Marquês de Pombal), with a bold architecture for its time, it always demanded quality and exclusivity.
Located in Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco, Lisboa.
Vasco da Gama Shopping Centre
Besides the wide commercial offer, this shopping center has beautiful balconies where you can enjoy your meal with a panoramic view over the Tagus. It’s the perfect place for a walk, for shopping or to enjoy a drink at the end of the day.
Located in Avenida Dom João II, lote 1.05.02 – Parque das Nações, Lisboa.
Colombo Shopping Center
The perfect place for those who are looking for the best national and international brands. It has restaurants from around the world, cinemas, and leisure areas such as a bowling alley and a garden. Often there are temporary exhibitions in the mall.
Located in Avenida Lusíada, Letras CC, Lisboa.
El Corte Inglés
Prime quality department store with designer brand clothing, accessories and shoes, furniture, tableware, as well as food courts and cinemas. It’s a five-minute walk from Nova.
Located in Avenida António Augusto de Aguiar 1050 Lisboa.
Shopping For Groceries
To buy groceries for the week, chain supermarkets are usually cheaper. Smaller groceries stories tend to be more expensive.
The most popular supermarkets to buy groceries at are “Pingo Doce” and “Continente”, and both have several stores spread through all areas of Lisbon. Less common ones are “Jumbo” and “Lidl”, but these are also good cheap options. There are usually no brand products which are cheaper, and some have a pretty decent quality – you just have to find in which supermarket is the one you like best!
Feira de Carcavelos
A large shopping center in Oeiras. Not as large as Cascais Shopping but you can find most stores here.
Alfragide shopping zone
In this area, you can find IKEA, Leroy Merlin, Seaside (shoe shop), Staples (office supplies store), Allegro (a shopping center), Rádio Popular (for home appliances and technology) and Decathlon (for sports).
A large shopping center in Cascais. You can find everything you need here.
Very close to the Cascais train station.
In most town centers (Carcavelos, Oeiras, Cascais) you can find stores and supermarkets. There are usually small gems with higher prices with very worth visiting.
One of the best things Portugal has to offer you is its rich gastronomy. Some say it is the tastiest food in the world and you have to try it!
Portugal’s vast coast is filled with many different types of fish. Whichever grilled fish you choose, it’s guaranteed to be some of the best you’ve ever eaten.
Sardines are probably the most well-known fish, along with bacalhau, especially in Lisbon, as they are directly connected to the city’s traditional annual celebrations. St. Anthony’s festivity is celebrated on June 12th and there are many parades around town and the smell of grilled sardines fills the air as chefs actually grill sardines on the street outside their restaurants! Festas de Lisboa lasts during the entire month of June so it’s a great time to be in the city and try out these fish goodies that go really well with a nice cold beer on a hot summer’s day.
The famous salted and dried codfish – Bacalhau is said to have 365 different ways of cooking it, one for each day of the year! The most popular bacalhau dishes are: Bacalhau com Natas (almost like lasagna made of cod) and Bacalhau à Brás (made from shredded codfish, fried potatoes, onions, and scrambled eggs all mixed up together).
Chocos, which are cuttlefish, can be found in almost all restaurants along the country’s coast. If you have the chance to go to Setúbal, be sure to have a plate of these!
Shellfish such as mussels, prawns, shrimp, oysters, lobsters, crabs, and clams are very popular and definitely worth a try.
Feijoada, a meat stew with kidney or butter beans, is a dish popular throughout Portugal and even in Brazil and it is usually served with rice.
Cozido à Portuguesa
A stew made from every imaginable Portuguese meat including beef, pork and sausages mixed with all sorts of boiled veggies and potatoes. It’s usually accompanied by on glass of wine.
Carne de Porco à Alentejana
Carne de Porco à Alentejana is a really popular pork dish that has its origin in Portugal’s Alentejo region and is served with clams and baked potatoes.
Francesinha, which translates to “Little Frenchie”, is a delicious huge sandwich that is made from a mix of ham, sausage, and other 53 types of meat, smothered in melted cheese and a thick tomato and beer sauce. It’s usually served with fries. Bring an appetite for this one.
Arroz de Pato
Traditionally, soup is a very important element in Portuguese cuisine and is usually served before the main dish in most meals. Seasonal vegetables, fish, and meat are used to make a variety of soups.
Consists of a mashed potato base, green Galician cabbage, olive oil and black pudding with slices of sausage, such as chouriço or salpicão.
Açorda de Marisco
Açorda is a very typical soup where shellfish and vegetables are added to bread and garnished with parsley.
Caldeirada is a fish soup made of water, tomatoes, onions and garlic and other fresh ingredients that traditionally will depend on the fisherman’s catch. It is eaten as a main dish.
Pastéis de Belém
Originally from Lisbon, but popular nationwide, pastéis de nata are small but extremely rich custard tarts. They can be found in any coffee in every corner of Portugal. The most famous ones are from Belém – Pastéis de Belém – and hundreds of tourists and locals go there every day to try them and take a cultural walk around the area as it is close to Mosteiro dos Jerónimo and other monuments and museums. It’s worth it!
Throughout Portugal variations of the pão-de -ló can be found. This rich sponge cake can be flavored with lemon, Madeira, port wine, cinnamon or orange juice.
Salame de Chocolate
Chapitô | Rua Costa do Castelo 7
Sharing the premises of a circus school, this restaurant has some of the most captivating views over Lisbon from its terrace and candlelit tables. The menu is limited but the food is good and the service is friendly.
Located in Rua do Carmo 2, 1200, Lisboa
Petiscaria Ideal | Rua da Esperança 100
An amazing Portuguese tavern style restaurant where dishes are small and encouraged to be shared between everyone at the table. The staff makes sure you feel at home!
Sinal Vermelho | Rua das Gáveas 89
Excellent restaurant in the middle of Bairro Alto serving traditional Portuguese dishes. Popular for both tourists and locals, so it may be crowded on weekends.
Pizza a Pezzi | Rua Dom Pedro V, 84
Excellent pizza from the owner of one of the best Italian restaurants in Lisbon. Decide how hungry you are, ask for how much pizza you want, and it’s weighed to calculate the price. There’s no seating, only a balcony where you can eat standing up. Closes at 2AM, making it a great late night snack (pretty close to Bairro Alto, too).
Casanova – Sta. Apolónia | Avenida Infante Dom Henrique Armazém 7
Italian restaurant on the riverside and it serves some of the best wood oven pizzas around that range from 7 to 12€. Try to come early for dinner (8 pm or earlier).
O Prego da Peixaria | Av. Praia da Vitória 77B, Saldanha
A distinctive place that has an interior decorated with an interesting attention to details.The specialty here is the nails (fish or meat) served in different types of bread and accompanied by French fries. However, if you prefer, you can choose from the burgers (shrimp, cod or salmon and cuttlefish) or a salad of braised tuna or roast beef.
Hamburgueria do Bairro
There are 7 “Hamburguerias do Bairro” around Lisbon to offer you the best craft hamburgers of the city.
Nicolau | Rua de São Nicolau, 17 Baixa
Do you want a healthy and delicious brunch? Then this is the perfect place with an average price of 13 euros.
Choupana Caffe | Av. República 25A, Saldanha
A wide space, a relaxed atmosphere, friendly employees and that smell of baked bread, cakes and chocolate croissants constantly coming out … And also its delicious brunches! Who can resist?
Restaurants in the Carcavelos beach
During the Summer, these restaurants are very crowded but most times you can get a seat. Generally, the food is good but it could be cheaper.
Other restaurants around the Campus
You can find many small restaurants, usually with traditional Portuguese food, all around Campus and actually all around the Oeiras and Cascais areas. These neighborhood restaurants (the Portuguese call it “tascas”) are cheaper than the fancy restaurants at the beach and the food is also quite good.
Cafés close to Campus
You can find a Café almost on every corner around campus. Most of them have a lunch option and some are open until later (around 12 pm), acting as a bar to hang out with friends.
A 15-minute walk takes you to Oeiras Marina where you can find both restaurants and a place to have a drink in the evening.
A 20 minute walk will take you to Santini, an italian ice cream shop with almost 70 years of tradition.
Ma Che Pizza
An Italian restaurant in Carcavelos worth visiting.
Markets | Algés and Cascais
Some old Markets (like the “Mercado da Ribeira”) have been completely remodeled and are now a place where you can eat really nice food. They are usually near the train stations, so you won’t have any trouble getting there.
Cascais Marina and center of Cascais
You can find dozens of restaurants, bars and cafes in the Centre of Cascais. This is a very touristy area, especially in the Summer, but in the winter is rather calm and has amazing food.
This is a very cool American Diner restaurant in Cascais. You have Elvis, Dean, Marilyn and delicious burgers and chillies at Happy Days.
Nightlife in Lisbon can last until the sun comes out!
Early in the evening, Portuguese people love bar hopping and drinking on the amazing old Lisbon center streets (YES! In Portugal it is legal to drink on public streets). There are 3 main downtown areas for this, all close to each other, with a variety of different bars!
Subway Station: Baixa-Chiado
Reachable by Numerous Buses
Cais do Sodré
Subway and Train Station: Cais do Sodré
Reachable by Numerous Buses
20 minutes walking from Cais do Sodré
Reachable by numerous buses
Train Station: Santos
Bars in Lisbon usually close around 02h00, or 03h00 on Fridays and Saturdays.
After some bar hopping and lots of walking, how about try a club and dance until 6h or 7h? Here are some of our favourites:
Lust in Rio
Address: Cais Sodré, 1200-109 Lisboa
K Urban Beach
Address: Av. Brasília, 1200-109 Lisboa
Address: Av. Infante D. Henrique, Armazém A, Cais da Pedra a Sta Apolónia, 1950-376 Lisboa
Lisbon, especially the city center, is very safe in general. But bad things do happen from time to time, just like nightlife in any country. To have a comfortable and safe night out, avoid walking alone, stick to the places and streets that are more crowded and avoid spaces where there are no people, or that make you more vulnerable, constantly check your belongings from time to time, and most importantly, do not leave your drinks unattended.
Cafés close to Campus and at the beach
You can find a Café almost on every corner around campus. Most of them have a lunch option and some are open until later (around 12 pm), acting as a bar to hang out with friends.
Near Casino do Estoril
This area near the Casino is super hip and has restaurants, bars, pubs and even nightclubs, such as Jézebel (adress: Praça José Teodoro dos Santos, Estoril) and Tamariz (adress: Avenida Marginal, Estoril)
Cascais Marina and Center of Cascais
You can find dozens of restaurants, bars and cafes in the Centre of Cascais. This is a very touristy area, specially in the Summer, but in the Winter is rather calm and has amazing food.
Near the Oeiras Train station, you can find this cool pub which is open until 4 am.
Lisbon has a variety of beautiful sights and monuments that you can’t miss!
Castelo de São Jorge
In the past, it was used as a fort to defend the city, but nowadays it is one of the best tourist attractions of the capital.
The battlements of this medieval Castle, you get the most complete view of Lisbon: fantastic views of the city center and the Rio Tejo (River Tagus).
Address: R. de Santa Cruz do Castelo, 1100-129 Lisboa.
Sé de Lisboa
The Church was built on the beginning of the XIII century directly atop a destroyed Mosque to symbolize the 13th century Catholic conquest of Portugal from the North African Moors. Today, tourists can visit the oldest Church of Lisbon and see the underlying foundations of the mosque that it was constructed upon.
This is one of the oldest viewpoints in Lisbon, and Portugal itself.
Address: Largo da Sé, 1100-585 Lisboa.
Elevador de Santa Justa
From this old-fashioned elevator in the downtown area, you get a wonderful 360º view of the city. Go there as early as possible, since during the day (especially on weekends) the line can get tremendously huge.
Address: R. do Ouro, 1150-060 Lisboa.
Arco da Rua Augusta
If you’re shopping, sightseeing, or just taking a stroll around downtown Lisbon, take the opportunity to get to the top of the Arch, to one of the most Instagram worthy views of Lisbon.
Address: R. Augusta 2, 1100-053 Lisboa.
Praça do Comércio (or Terreiro do Paço)
Literary meaning “Commercial Plaza”, it was formerly used as an administrative building for Port officials who facilitated the commerce between Portugal and other parts of Europe. The landmark offers a perfect spot to take an iconic picture of Lisbon.
Adamastor – Miradouro de Santa Catarina
Miradouro de Santa Catarina, or Adamastor as locals call it, is a popular viewpoint amongst exchange students, who gather to watch the sunset with an incredible view, have a few beers and listen to live music (yes, for free!). It has a very environment to spend a few relaxed afternoons!
Address: R. de Santa Catarina, 401 Lisboa.
Address: R. do Ouro, 1150-060 Lisboa.
Miradouro da Graça
This not so well known sightseeing point offers you a view that makes justice to Lisbon just as much as the other places packed with tourists. It’s located in a calmer side of the city center, but just as traditional and full of history. The downside is that it might take you a while longer to get there since it’s on the top of one of Lisbon many hills.
SUGGESTION: take the a stroll around “Jardim da Estrela” (Estrela Garden) and walk towards “Basílica de Estrela” (Estrela Basilica). This is a beautiful church that is frequently attended by the locals. After that take the Yellow “Elétrico” (Cable Car) number 28E in the direction to “Martim Moniz”. Ask the driver to stop at “Portas do Sol”. Get off at this station and walk 5 to 10 minutes to the “Miradouro da Graça”.
Yes! You get a pretty complete experience!
Address: Calçada da Graça, 1100-265 Lisboa.
A very simple walk you can take at any time of the year! You can get to Marquês de Pombal and walk up to the top of this park to get the full experience, or save your legs some work and get to the top right away by different public transportations. Best on the end of sunny afternoons.
Being the largest public park in Lisbon, it houses three greenhouses filled with exotic beautiful floras.
Address (Miradouro do Parque Eduardo Vll): Alameda Cardeal Cerejeira, 1070-051 Lisboa.
Passeio das Tágides
Getting tired of the tight, shadowy and hilly old streets? Go a bit far from the city center to a this modern and open spaced side of the city. You get a beautiful flat walk along this wider side of the river. And if you want to get the best of this view, you can take the cable car for less than 4€.
Address: Portugal, Esplanada Dom Carlos I, 1990-192 Lisboa (there are many point where you can start this walk; this is the address to the South Station of the Cable Car).
Mosteiro dos Jerónimos | Belém
Yet another historical religious monument in Portugal! The biggest religious sight in Lisbon and also full of history, it is one of the most important touristic attractions and landmarks for locals. You can also spend your afternoon stroll around the beautiful park in front of it!
This Majestic UNESCO World Heritage Site will sweep you away with its majestic display of Manueline opulence which also holds the tombs of historically influential figures such as King Manuel I, explorer Vasco da Gama, and writers/poets Luís de Camões and Fernando Pessoa.
Address: Praça do Império 1400-206 Lisboa.
Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Belém
This monument is quite recent (inaugurated in 1960). However, if the entire History of Portugal was sculpted, this would be the result!
The gigantic monument celebrates the achievements of Portuguese Navigators and Explorers. It is the symbol of our pride for our centuries old adventures. It also offers a small museum and you can get to the top and have a panoramic view over the Tejo estuary and Belém.
Have an afternoon relaxing along the river and walk to this attraction!
Address: Av. Brasília, 1400-038 Lisboa.
Pastéis de Belém | Belém
The Casa Pasteis De Belém is home of the traditionally delicious Pastel de Nata, a custard tart that is sprinkled with cinnamon. The chaotic cafe and bakery has been in business for over 150 years and no trip to the Belem is complete without a sampling one.
Torre de Belém | Belém
Located along the Tagus River, this magnificent tower is one of the greatest symbols of Portugal’s Age of Discovery. Originally built to defend the Lisbon harbour, it is fortified with meticulously sculpted battlements and elegant limestone turrets.
Carcavelos is a peaceful and sunny location just a few minutes away from Lisbon. Known for its amazing beaches, you will have a lot to do and see!
Carcavelos beach is the most popular and one of the finest beaches in the Lisbon coastline. With an easy acess due to good public transportation and by being directly connected to Nova SBE’s new campus, it is the perfect beach choice!
Adress: Avenida Marginal, Carcavelos, Cascais
The fort of São Julião da Barra, one of Portugal’s biggest, strongest and most important military constructions. Its construction started in the 16th century under King João III to protect the sandbar and the access to the port of Lisbon it also served as a military and political prison. Today, the Fort is the Minister of Defense’s official residence
Adress: Av. Marginal, 2780-267 Oeiras
Tip: Carcavelos is the perfect spot to learn to surf and body board due to the many surf schools along the beach and the amazing waves. Don’t miss the opportunity!
The train network that connects Carcavelos to Cascais can easily take you anywhere between these places!
Cascais started as a Portuguese fishing town but today is famous for being a cosmopolitan heaven for the rich and famous. Full of beautiful sightings and innumerous points of interest, it combines good weather and beautiful beaches for incredible sunny days in the beach, the Atlantic Ocean with the green of Serra de Sintra for a beautiful landscape, and historical mansions, amazing parks and fascinating museums for an environment full of glamour.
What to see in Cascais?
Don’t let the creepy name scare you, Boca do Inferno is a beautiful place that contains a series of cliffs and a collapsed cave that formed a small bay and a natural arch. This unique rock formation is one of the main attraction of Cascais.
Adress: Av. Rei Humberto II de Itália 642, 2750-642 Cascais
Built in the 1900 and acquired in 1910 by Count Manuel Castro Guimarães is the most interesting buiding in Cascais. With an elaborate mixture of Gothic, classical Portuguese and Arabian work, it is an unique building and a must to see in Cascais. Inside its walls, there’s a vast collection of art, furniture, jewelry and porcelain and the Chronicles of D. Afonso Henriques, the 1st king of Portugal.
Adress: Av. Rei Humberto II de Itália Parque Marechal Camona, 2750-319 Cascais
If you like or want to gamble, just a few stops from Carcavelos, you have the biggest and best casino in Portugal!
Adress: Av. Dr. Stlanley Ho, 2765-190 Estoril
Along the coastline, you have many beaches and other cool spots to see. Adventure yourself along the coastline and enjoy!
Portuguese is the official language of many countries other than Portugal, such as Brazil, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Angola and many others. It is spoken by almost 260 million people in the world is also the third most Spoken language in the whole world as a native language.
It can be quite a challenge to speak this language fluently in such a short time, but we will provide to you the necessary sentences for daily usage. Most people do speak English, so don’t worry if you don’t master these right away!
English – Inglês
- Good morning/Good afternoon/Good evening/ Hello
- Goodbye/See you tomorrow
- How are you?
- I’m fine, and you?
- Thank you very much
Portuguese – Português
- Bom dia/Boa tarde/Boa noite/Olá!
- Adeus!/Até amanhã
- Tudo bem?
- Tudo bem, e tu?
- Muito obrigado (for guys)/
- Muito obrigada (for girls)
- You are welcome
- What is your name? My name is …
- Nice to meet you
- Can you help me, please?
- Do you speak English?
- Where is …
- The metro station?
- The Shopping Centre?
- The Restaurant?
- The Hospital?
- The Police Station?
- The bank?
- The University of Nova SBE ?
- How much is this? It costs … Euros
- What time is it? It is 11:00, etc.
- Where are you from?
- I am Portuguese/from Portugal
- Do you want to go to … with me?
- The cinema?
- The bar?
- Yes/No/Of course /Maybe /I can /I cannot
- De nada
- Como se chama? Chamo-me …
- É um prazer conhecê-lo
- Pode ajudar-me, por favor?
- Fala Inglês?
- Onde fica …
- A estação de metro
- O centro comercial?
- O restaurante?
- O hospital?
- A polícia?
- O banco?
- A Universidade da Nova SBE?
- Quanto custa isto? Custa … Euros
- Que horas são? São 11:00, etc.
- De onde é?
- Sou Português/de Portugal
- Quer ir … comigo?
- Ao cinema?
- Ao bar?
- Sim /Não/Claro/Talvez/Posso/ Não posso