Lisbon is a legendary city with over 20 centuries of History. The charm of Lisbon exists in its strong links to the past; renovated palaces, magnificent churches and an impressive castle mirror the city's rich cultural heritage. Its blend of neighbourhoods, culture and architecture distinguish this capital city uniquely from the other European capitals and make it a truly fascinating and comprehensive city to visit.
With its cobble stoned pavements and narrow streets full of Art Nouveau cafés promises a lot to discover: Baixa, the heart of the city is being considered for UNESCO World Heritage Site Status; Alfama, the oldest district, largely survived the earthquake of 1755 and still retains much of its original layout; and not to forget Bairro Alto and Madragoa, the most traditional quates with their typical streets and Belem, next to the Tagus River.
Lisbon also hosts a great number of remarkable museums of ancient and modern art, some of which are Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, National Museum of Contemporary Art, National Coach Museum, and Carmo Archaeological Museum.
Lisbon has a Mediterranean climate that is strongly influenced by the Gulf Stream, giving it one of the mildest climates in Europe with boasting springtime temperatures during the winter. Radiant skies brighten the monumental city, with its typical tile covered building facades and narrow Medieval streets, where one can hear the fado being played and sung at night. The city is a stage for popular festivities, a place for exquisite shopping, exciting nightlife, and interesting museums.
ETRAP 2009 will take place at the NOVOTEL Lisboa Malhoa in the centre of Lisbon. A fully renovated meeting area at the basement will be dedicated to the event.
Novotel Lisboa Malhoa
Avenida José Malhoa 1 1A