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Venue and Travel

About Portugal

Geographic Location


Portugal, officially The Portuguese Republic, is a country in southern Europe, founded in 1143, occupying a total area of 92,212 km2. The mainland is located on the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain to the north and east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south. The Portuguese territory includes two autonomous regions: the archipelagos of Madeira and Azores, in the Atlantic Ocean. The archipelago of Madeira is formed by the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo, and the island groups of Desertas and Selvagens; the archipelago of the Azores consists of nine islands, Santa Maria, São Miguel, Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico, Faial, Flores, and Corvo, and several islets.



The Portuguese climate is characterized by mild winters and pleasant summers, varying, however, from region to region. In the North precipitation is higher and temperatures are lower, but temperature range is widest in the interior.

To the south of the Tagus, the largest river in the Iberian Peninsula, one can feel the Mediterranean influence, with hot, long summers and short winters with little rainfall. Madeira has a Mediterranean climate with mild and pleasant temperatures all year round, while the Azores have a temperate maritime climate with abundant rainfall.



Portugal has a population of 10,6 million inhabitants (2011) and a population density of 115,4 inhabitants/km2, with higher concentrations along the coastal strip

Ponte sobre o rio
Bonde elétrico de Lisboa

From Lisbon
You can arrive at Egas Moniz' campus:

By train

Take the train (Fertagus) from Roma-Areeiro, Entrecampos (Metro Yellow Line), Sete Rios (Metro Blue Line - Jardim Zoológico) to Pragal train station (first station after crossing the Tagus River). In Pragal, you can take the tram (MST) towards "Universidade" and get off  at the stop "Monte de Caparica". Alternatively, you can take the bus to Monte de Caparica (TST 124, 125, 126, 127, 145)

By boat

Take the boat from Terreiro do Paço or Cais do Sodré to Cacilhas. In Cacilhas, you can take the tram (MST) towards "Universidade" and get off at the stop "Monte de Caparica", or you can take the bus to Monte de Caparica (TST 124, 125, 126, 127, 145).

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