WOAT 2012

11-14 SEPTEMBER 2012   

Social Events

Conference Dinner

There will be a conference dinner on the 13th September at 20:30 at Casa do Leão Restaurant (address: Castelo de São Jorge, 1100-129 Lisbon, tel.: 218 880 154), which is included in the registration fee for participants and should be payed separately for an accompanying person. Participants whose fees were waived, including participants from IST and/or affiliated to CEAF, should also pay the conference dinner separately (The price will be 41€ for participant with a reduced price of 25€ for graduate students).

The restaurant is located at Castelo de S. Jorge, within the Castle's walls with a magnificent view over Lisbon. All participants attending the conference dinner will have free admittance to the Castle on the night of the dinner, from 19:30, with the confirmation ticket provided by the conference.

You may reach the Castle by taking the underground train from Alameda to station Martim Moniz, using Metro’s green line, then bus 737 at Praça da Figueira to the terminal stop (Castelo) at walking distance from the Castle’s main entrance. If you go on a group, using a taxi to go from Martim Moniz to the Castle may be a good option.


On Friday afternoon we plan a trip to Óbidos that is not included in the registration fee and should be payed separately. The price will be of 16€ for passenger and should be made at the registration desk on Tuesday, September 11. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to cancel the excursion if the number of participants in it falls bellow 20.
We depart from Instituto Superior Técnico at 14:00, from near the main stairs, facing Alameda (Av. Manuel da Maia), in a bus that will take us to Óbidos. The tour should end at around 20:00.

The medieval town of Óbidos, located 80 km north of Lisbon, is one of Portugal's most interesting and well preserved walled settlements. When strolling along the maze of narrow cobbled streets of Óbidos, at each step, one comes upon vestiges of different civilizations. From the hidden corners and high walled gardens of the old medina area, to the gothic, Renaissance and Baroque features, the Town is an extensive work of art carved, destroyed and rebuilt throughout many centuries.
Besides its material heritage, Óbidos is also known for a natural handmade sour cherry liqueur of unique quality, the Ginja de Óbidos. It combines the wisdom and ancient traditions of Monks with the exceptional quality of the fruits from the Óbidos region.