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About Lisbon (with the help of Visit Lisbon website)

The historical city full of stories to tell, where the sun shines 290 days a year and the temperature drops below 15oC in January or February and that is it. A city where you feel safe wandering around day or night, where the cuisine is dedicated to creating over a thousand ways to cook the beloved bacalhau (salted cod), and where you’ll find hotels and restaurants to suit every taste, budget and requirement. Discover Lisbon, a city full of authenticity where old customs and ancient history intermix with cultural entertainment and hi-tech innovation. Lisbon is ageless, but it loves company, as you’ll find out if you meet someone and ask them to explain, with lots of gestures and repetition, where the best place is to listen to Fado. After all, Lisbon is famous for its hospitality and the family-like way it welcomes visitors.


To enter Portugal, you may need a Passport and/or a Visa, depending on the country you live in. It is not possible to apply for a visa at the border. Attendees who need to apply for a visa must do so in their country of residence. Citizens from the European Community don’t need a Visa for entering Portugal.

Portugal is part of the Schengen Area. The following website shows which passport holders need to apply for a Schengen visa.

If the nationality of the passport holder is not listed, a Schengen visa is not required to enter Portugal. The Organising Committee advises attendees to obtain their visa well in advance. Please keep in mind that issuing a visa can take up to 14 days. Addresses of Portuguese embassies, consulates and other representations can be found at this website. As the page is not in English, please contact us if you have any difficulties in finding information.

Before applying to the Visa:

  1. register for the main ESMHS Conference and pay the registration fee;

  2. book and pay for the hotel acommodation;

  3. send the payment confirmation for invoices of your registration and the hotel booking with your request for an invitational letter to;

  4. with the invitational letter you contact the embassy where the visa can be requested.


As Lisbon experiences a huge flux of tourism make sure you book your flight and stay in advance. There are many options of accommodation (hotels, hostels and Airbnb) depending on your budget and preferences.

The organization of the ESHMS 17th Biennial Conference ensures a special fee in the hotel 3K Europa. To benefit from the congress fee book on

To see other options near the venue, visit the following link of Booking

Public Transportation

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Additional Information

Currency: Euro.

Weather in June: June is warm and is the perfect time to visit and see what the city has to offer. The average temperature reaches 20°C or about 60°F during the day, but average highs are 23°C (about 74°F). At night the lows average 16°C (about 61°F). Around 25 out of 30 days the temperature will be above 21°C. Must be care with the sun.

Electric voltage: electrical sockets supply electricity at 220 volts. If you plug in an appliance that is compatible with multiple voltages, then an adapter is all you need.


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2649-026 Lisboa, Portugal

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