SSOW 2019 Venue
The Estoril Congress Center, Portugal
Avenida Amaral. 2765-192 Estoril
We certainly couldn’t blame you if you wanted to tie SSOW in with a couple of days holiday in beautiful Portugal!
Here are SSOW’s top 5 things to do to make the most of your trip to Portugal:
Wander through the beautiful Alfama district
Explore the narrow, cobblestoned streets in the historic quarter of Lisbon, and experience the more traditional side of life. Or, if you would rather, hop aboard one of Lisbon’s iconic trams towards the Castelo, to explore this area the way the locals do!
Grab a surfboard!
As the Western-most point on the European continent, Portugal is home to some of Europe’s best surfing spots, so why not hire a board and head to the beach to catch those waves?
Long associated with sea-faring and the early Portuguese explorers, take a stroll along the Tejo estuary and pop into the fascinating museums and grand parks that are found throughout this district. Visit the unique Torre de Belem, and enjoy superb views over the Atlantic Ocean.
Sample traditional Portuguese cuisine
Lisbon is famous for its restaurants, and with a mixture of restaurants offering new-wave Portuguese cuisine, and old-style establishments, there is something for everyone. Don’t leave without sampling Polvo à lagareiro (octopus roasted in olive oil)!
An aristocratic hill town to the West of Lisbon, Sintra is located about 40 minutes outside of the main city. Take a day trip out of the city, and explore the fairytale palaces, floral gardens, and wild woodlands.