Useful Links for WebSummit 2017 Attendees
So, The Web Summit takes place from November 7th to 9th and you have less than a month to prepare for the largest tech conference. I know exactly what happens when you are preparing for a professional event in another country. Tickets, hotel booking, scheduling meetings and a 100 of other crazy things, accompanied with your efforts to keep everything in mind and not to miss a plane, make you forget that Lisbon is an amazing city for exploring interesting places and sights.
I decided to give you a sneak peak behind wonderful places in Lisbon and present one of the most charismatic and oldest cities in the world you will enjoy while attending Web Summit 2017.
Top Cultural Experiences in Lisbon
Lisbon is a city that struggles to resist worldwide globalization and tries to retain the old empire majesty. In the afternoon Lisbon is soothing and in the evening it fascinates.You won’t find glass towers and highways here. It’s a city of an endless sea of terracotta roofs, cobblestone streets and tiles facades.
The elevator Santa Justa. The famous elevator located in the heart of Lisbon in the central part of the city. It connects hilltop Baixa district and downtown Chiado. The appeal of the Santa Justa lift isn’t as much the elevator itself but the platform and the amazing panorama it provides.
Belem Tower – an icon of the Lisbon city. Belem Tower is a symbol of Portugal’s mightiness, including its privileged exchange with other cultures and civilisations.The tower was built during the era of large discoveries. At the top of the tower you will find chapel, where you can watch the video about the Belem Tower history.
Telecabine or Cable car. If you want to enjoy a ride in the air in Lisbon – cable car is the perfect place. During the ride you can enjoy a beautiful view towards Nations Park, Tagus river and on the longest bridge in Europe Vasco da Gama.
Where to Eat and Relax
Now I want to tell you about the best places to chill with the colleagues after the hard working day and where you can taste real Portugal’s favorite fish Bacalhau.
Há Tapas no Mercado – the most delicious authentic cuisine. A family-run cozy restaurant offers an authentic and excellent tapas dinner which we thoroughly enjoyed. All dishes in the menu are made from the fresh Portuguese ingredients. The restaurant has only 7 or 8 tables, so be sure to make a reservation in advance.
Gin Lovers & LESS bar. It’s a perfect place to have a drink or some refreshments in a lounge-place. The bar has a huge variety of gins’ cocktails and it allows you to really enjoy every drink. The relaxing atmosphere and amazing music will make your evening in Lisbon unforgettable.
Madame Petisca Restaurant, Bar and Terrace.It’s located on the top of the Monte Belvedere hotel. You can enjoy Portuguese tapas with a glass of wine. This restaurant is a nice dinner place with the best view over the River Tagus.
The first best thing about WebSummit is that everyone related to the tech world gets together for three days to share their experiences.The second best things about it is Lisbon. You will definitely have a great opportunity to meet the best tech minds and to taste the local flavors of the inspiring city.