Lisbon city

Lisbon | World’s Leading City Break Destination 2017

The 3rd World Conference on Qualitative Research will take place in the wonderful city of Lisbon (Portugal). The capital city has been elected World’s Leading City Break Destination 2017 at the World Travel Awards and there are many reasons to visit!

The city

Lisbon, a historical city full of stories to tell, where the sun shines 290 days a year and the temperature rarely drops below 15oC. A city where you feel safe wandering around day or night, where the cuisine is dedicated to creating over a thousand ways to cook the beloved bacalhau (salted cod), and where you’ll find hotels and restaurants to suit every taste, budget and requirement. Discover Lisbon, a city full of authenticity where old customs and ancient history intermix with cultural entertainment and hi-tech innovation. Lisbon is ageless, but it loves company, as you’ll find out if you meet someone and ask them to explain, with lots of gestures and repetition, where the best place is to listen to Fado. After all, Lisbon is famous for its hospitality and the family-like way it welcomes visitors.

You may love Lisbon for the monuments, ideal conditions for the practice of sport or delicious gastronomy. Even for all these reasons and more. One thing is certain: all the time in the world won’t be enough to enjoy all to do and see in the capital. Make your choice and let Lisbon blow your heart away.

Heritage & Culture

Lisbon welcomes you with a rich cultural heritage that continues to grow every day. Discover the legacy left by the civilizations that inhabited the city throughout the centuries and the homage paid by artists. Let the river and Fado embrace you and enjoy those so special things that make Lisbon unique.

Source: Turismo de Lisboa

Local cuisine

Lisbon is a dream destination for foodies, wine lovers, critics and the curious. From auteur restaurants to century-old tascas, there is always a table set and waiting for you. The famous bacalhau (salted cod), in its various forms, is not to be missed. The seafood and fresh fish bring the Atlantic onto your plate in a sophisticated way or straight from the grill. And the cafés, where so many Portuguese writers gathered together, have outdoor seating with stunning views, endless hours of enchanting sun and, increasingly, interesting wine lists to get to know one of Portugal’s greatest riches.

Bacalhau (salted codfish) is the king, but the grilled sardines rule during the Santos Populares. Lisbon visitors can’t afford to miss the pastel de nata sprinkled with cinnamon. To drink nothing like the vast choice of Portuguese wines and the fruity sangria. And these are only some of the many excuses the city gives you to leave the diet behind.

Source: Turismo de Lisboa