The 17th HFSP Awardees Meeting will take place in the auditorium of the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown.
The Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown (CCU) is located at Avenida Brasília,1400-038 Lisbon, Portugal.
International flights fly in and out of Lisbon Portela Airport.
The Altis Grand hotel is 8 km from the airport and can be reached by taxi, the fare is about 10 - 15 EUR. The hotel operates a free shuttle service but this should be reserved in advance.
Getting to the venue
From the Altis Grand Hotel and downtown Lisbon
We recommend the metro and train as the best way of getting from the conference hotel to the CCU. Walk down the hill from the hotel to the Avenida metro stop on the Avenida da Liberdade. Take the blue line to Baixa Chiado (2 stops) then take the green line to Cais do Sodré (1 stop). At Cais do Sodré take an urban train on the upper level to Algés (Cascais line). From Algés station cross the street and walk towards the river to the venue, which is less than 1km away. The journey should take about 30 minutes.
You can buy an electronic rechargeable Viva Viagem card from the metro stations, which can be used on the metro, trains and buses.
A taxi from downtown to the venue should take about 10-15 minutes and cost about 10 EUR.
You will find additional public transport information in the CCU Visitor Guide.
Please refer to the Champalimaud Foundation website for directions by car and information on parking.
Please check visa requirements well in advance of your trip.