Practical Information

Lisbon city

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. Greater Lisboa has an area of approximately 1,000 km2. The city lies more or less in the center of the country, approximately 300 km from the Algarve in the south and 400 km from the northern border with Spain. Portuguese is Latin in origin and the third most widely spoken European language in the world. It is the mother tongue of about 200 million people. Approximately 600,000 people live in Lisboa. However, if one includes the various satellite towns, the population of Greater Lisboa rises to approximately 1.9 million people. 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 colors - highlighting the city’s unique architecture and beauty.

Access from the airport to the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FCUL) 


The Aeroporto metro station, on the red line, opened in 2012, allowing convenient access to every part of the city. To FCUL change at Saldanha station (yellow line) to reach Cidade Universitária station. To city center change at Alameda station to reach Rossio and Baixa-Chiado stations. Buy the Lisboa Viva card (0,50 €) in any station and charge with the nº of travels you want (1,40 €/each). 


To FCUL: Catch the yellow bus nº 783
Hop-on at “Aeroporto”, hop-off at “Campo Grande”.

To city center: The AeroBus ( departs from outside Arrivals (€3.50), 25 to 35 minutes, roughly every 20 minutes from 7am to 11pm). It goes via Marquês de Pombal, Avenida Liberdade, Restauradores, Rossio and Praça do Comércio to Cais do Sodré.


Expect to pay about €10 for the 15-minute taxi ride into central Lisbon, plus €1.60 if your luggage needs to be placed in the boot. Avoid long queues by flagging down a taxi at Departures.

Map surrounding FCUL (Campo Grande area)

Metro network map


rede de metro

Social Program

  • Tuesday 12th of April – Guided Tour

14h00-20h00: guided tour, by bus, with stops at Belém ( and Sintra ( We meet around the Globe statue of the C6 building.

  • Thursday 14th of April – Social Dinner

20h00: Dinner at restaurant S-Restaurante. Address: Rua São Filipe Neri 14, 1250-227 Lisboa.

By metro: Rato station, at yellow line.

FCUL Campus

Address: Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Campo Grande, 1749-016 Lisboa

ISP @ C6 Building


Welcome reception: room 6.2.56

C6 Building (white building at FCUL campus)

2nd floor

Room 56



Classes at room 6.1.27

C6 Building (white building at FCUL campus)

1st floor (equivalent to the ground floor)

Room 27


Room 6.3.38

C6 Building (white building at FCUL campus)

3rd floor 

Room 38



Lunch at Vaga Cultural from 12h00 to 14h00

Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon

Vaga Cultural – O Canto das Letras



ISP Lisbon co-Course Chair
Dulce Domingos
Room: 6.3.25
Tel nr: +351 217500524

Administrative Assistant
Pedro Gonçalves
Room: 6.3.30
Tel nr: +351 217500532