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Explore the Beauty of Lisbon While Attending Web Summit’s 2018 EditionMonday 22 October 2018
Explore the Beauty of Lisbon While Attending Web Summit’s 2018 Edition ⇒ Regarded as the world’s best technology conference, the esteemed Web Summit promises to deliver an even more thrilling and creative event for its 2018 edition, which is set to take place at the Altice Arena and FIL, in Lisbon, from 5-8 November, introducing a series of stellar features and knowledgeable participants. Today, CovetED will talk a bit more about what one can expect from the prestigious event as well as the best places in Lisbon for one to fully experience.
The event gathers over 70,000 individuals, including CEO’s and founders of the biggest companies in the world in all types of areas, from design to science, promising new startups, influential investors and renowned journalists from publications such as Forbes, Financial Times and Wall Street Journal.
“We live in uncertain times for tech and business. At Web Summit we welcome the people who are tackling the big challenges facing industry today. Our stages cover topics ranging from deep tech and data science to design and environmental sustainability.”
Ev Williams (Medium’s Founder and CEO), Young Sohn (President & CSO of Samsung), Gillian Tans (President & CEO of Booking.com), Stephanie McMahon (WWE’s Chief Brand Officer), Ben Silbermann (Pinterest’s CEO & Co-Founder), Nadja Swarovski (Member of Swarovski’s Executive Board & Head of Brand), António Guterres (Secretary General of the United Nations), Ronaldinho (FC Barcelona football player), Lisa Jackson (Apple’s Vice President), Greg Peters (Netflix’s Chief Product Officer) and Darren Aronofsky (writer and director) are some of the biggest names confirmed to speak at the event’s outstanding conferences.
Now, let’s take a look at some of the best attractions one can experience and visit in Lisbon, a historic city full of beauty and energy:
Since its opening in 2015, Cevicheria has become one of the hottest spots in Lisbon when it comes to fine dining. The restaurant’s menu combines Portuguese, Asian and tropical flavours. In regards to decor, the restaurant features a massive octopus hanging on the ceiling. One of its main specialities is ceviche-raw fish diced into bite-sized pieces and marinated in citrus juice, salt and various seasonings.
⇒ Address: R. Dom Pedro V 129, 1250-096 Lisboa
Cantinho do Avillez is owned by José Avillez, one of Portugal’s most famous Michelin-starred chefs. The cuisine The cuisine is mostly Portuguese-inspired with influences by travels abroad. Lamb tagine, steak tartare with New York potatoes and suckling pig are some of the most requested dishes in the highly curated menu.
⇒ Address: R. Duques de Bragança 7, 1200-162 Lisboa
Awarded by the prestigious Michelin guide with one star, Feitoria is located in the Altis Belém Hotel & Spa and is a restaurant focused on the origin of products, thus providing the ultimate experience of flavour to its guests. João Rodrigues is the skilled chef ahead of Feitoria.
⇒ Address: Altis Belem Hotel & Spa, Doca do Bom Sucesso, 1400-038 Lisboa
Offering sweeping views of Lisbon’s most iconic architectural and historic sites, the Five-star luxury hotel Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon was inaugurated in 1959. It was built with the purpose of giving a modern legacy and international appeal to the city as well as adding prestige to the Portuguese hotel industry. Featuring an eclectic mix of sculptures, paintings and tapestries, the hotel is quite representative of national values and the independence of the Portuguese spirit; it almost seems to be an authentic contemporary art museum.
⇒ Address: R. Rodrigo da Fonseca 88, 1099-039 Lisboa
In one of the most emblematic places of the Portuguese capital was born a Hotel called Governor’s Palace with the insignia of the group NAU Hotels & Resorts. Located in Belém and with a privileged view of the Tower of Belém, we find a 17-century building that was the object of a great recovery and modernization to offer a cosier and contemporary atmosphere.
⇒ Address: R. Bartolomeu Dias 117, 1400-030 Lisboa
Built in the 19th-century, overlooking the Tagus River presents guests with the ideal base for an unforgettable stay. Lapa Palace is set in a beautiful sub-tropical centennial garden and offers a wide variety of amenities that will make your stay, an unforgettable one, from a well-appointed spa to a stunning pool area as well as a unique sauna.
⇒ Address: Rua do Pau de Bandeira 4, 1249-021 Lisboa
The Bairro Alto Hotel is one of the most fascinating 5-star luxury boutique hotels in the entire country. A part of the Leading Hotels of the World chain, the hotel is situated in one of Lisbon’s most iconic neighbourhoods. The Hotel’s architecture preserves elements from iconic buildings from the 18th century, creating a surprising harmony between classic and contemporary. With its provocative charm, it offers guests a superior and highly personalized service.
⇒ Address: Praça Luís de Camões 2, 1200-243 Lisboa
Corinthia allows visitors the chance to explore Lisbon in the most singular manner. It is located a few minutes away from Lisbon’s main attractions, from museums to shopping malls.
⇒ Address: Av. Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro 105, 1099-031 Lisboa
Must-See Attractions in Lisbon
Built on the northern bank of the Tagus river as part of the estuary defence system, the Tower of Belém is one of the architectural jewels of the reign of Manuel I. The 100-foot tall tower is now regarded as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Alfama is the oldest district of Lisbon, spreading the slope between the São Jorge Castle and the Tagus river. Its medieval alleys and outstanding views make it the ideal district to get lost in as around every corner or steep climb, one can find a delightful tiny plaza or a unique shop or even a funky café.
The bohemian district offers a wide variety of possibilities, there are endless luxury shops, bars and restaurants one can explore, not to mention the eclectic nightspots of the area. Some of the most known places are the Portas Largas and A Capela.
Carmo Convent Ruins
Founded in between the 14th and 15th centuries, the ancient Carmo Convent was left almost completely destroyed by the infamous earthquake of 1755. The Gothic style church was once named the most imposing infra-structure in regards to architecture and decoration. Now, its ruins are actually one of the main attractions of the city.
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