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Lisbon for business: 3 things to do in Lisbon during the Web Summit!

The next Web Summit edition in Lisbon will take place between November 4th and 7th in Parque das Nações, with the presence of several entrepreneurs and technology industry specialists, such as Microsoft CEO, Brad Smith, Rotating Chairman of Huawei, Guo Ping, or Wikimedia CEO, Katherine Maher.

In addition to traditional conferences, where you can learn how big companies face today’s technology challenges, Web Summit brings together CEOs and founders of the world’s largest companies, promising startups and influential investors, so it is a great opportunity for networking.

As you can see, missing out on this big event is something your company can’t do! So, if you are thinking of spending these days in the Portuguese capital with your employees, know some things to do in Lisbon during the Web Summit, which will make this experience even more remarkable.

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The best activities for a Lisbon solo travel

Are you making your first Lisbon solo travel? Do not panic! Traveling alone brings you several benefits that you may never have noticed.

If you are traveling alone, you have complete freedom to do things your way: the places to visit and the times to do so are entirely up to you, so you can organize your days without any pressure. At the same time, traveling alone will naturally give you greater openness to interact with other travelers and the local people, and you’ll see how much more self-confident and open to new experiences you’ll feel when you return to your home country!

If you still don’t know what to do alone in Lisbon, check out some activities that will make your stay so much more fun!

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Travel Guide: 24h in Lisbon

Although Lisbon is one of the smallest European capitals, it is also one of the most energetic and captivating! There are many monuments to visit, delicious food to taste, activities to try and nooks and crannies full of history and culture.

Thus, spending just 24 hours in Lisbon may seem too little time to get to know the city. However, regardless the reason for your short stay in the city, be it a flight connection, an extension of your business trip or a last-minute visit to friends or family, with enough determination you can discover a significant part of Lisbon in only 24 hours.

We will show you an itinerary for your 24h in Lisbon that will help you a lot!

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5 activities to do on the Lisbon coast

Lisbon is a city full of life that deserves to be explored by you to the last detail! There are always activities to do in the city, new places to discover, parties taking place and new restaurants to visit.

If you love to watch the river, the Lisbon coast is the perfect place to enjoy your holidays in the Portuguese capital. And if you think that by the Tagus river there are not much more activities to do, except eat in one of the many restaurants of the Alcântara docks or ride a scooter, you’re totally wrong!

Find out 5 activities to do on the Lisbon coast that will make your vacations much more exciting!

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Why hold your company’s summer events aboard a tour boat?


Hot days are here to stay and can be used by your business for a variety of purposes!

For example, you can give your employees a different day by hosting teambuilding events and workshops, as well as hosting an event dedicated to your customers and partners, such as business meetings, new product presentations, incentives and congresses, or even a wine tasting event. This may also be a good time to hold that media meeting you’ve been wanting to hold for so long, by organizing an unique press conference.

In fact, summer is the best time of year to host corporate events, as the hot days are perfect for socializing and there is no risk that the event will be ruined by the weather.

If your business is in Lisbon and you want to make your summer events truly creative and unforgettable, there’s nothing like organizing them aboard a sailboat. Here’s why!

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Lisbon on the other side of the river: What to do?

Although the Portuguese capital – Lisbon – includes a geographical area only in the north area of the Tagus river, the truth is the Lisbon Metropolitan Area encompasses several municipalities on both sides of the river.

In the south of the Tagus river, you find a quieter lifestyle than in the city of Lisbon, conducive to a greater sense of peace and tranquility, greater contact with nature and magnificent views of the Portuguese capital.

If you are tired of spending your holidays in busy cities, find out what to do in Lisbon on the other side of the river!

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5 ideas to enjoy the summer in Lisbon!

Temperatures are increasing and many are already taking a vacation to enjoy the hot days. If you are planning to visit Lisbon this summer, but do not know what to do in the Portuguese capital, we’ll give you a hand!

Although Lisbon is only a few kilometers away from fantastic beaches, there is no lack of city activities to enjoy your summer in Lisbon.

Get to know 5 ideas to make the most of the Portuguese capital during the summer!

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Leão Holandês Captain distinguished with a Vote of Praise by the Lisbon City Council!

Dirk Willem Gesink, captain of Leão Holandês and founder of the company Gesink Naútica, to which Leão Holandês sailboat belongs, was recently distinguished by the Lisbon City Council with a Vote of Praise, for its pioneering and huge contribution to maritime tourism in Portugal.

Dirk Gesink was the first to bring Nautic Tourism to Lisbon, over 30 years ago, and is now unanimously distinguished for having revolutionized maritime tourism in the Portuguese capital, placing it on a par with other European capitals. The public Vote of Praise to Dirk Willem Gesink also aimed to distinguish the important work he develops in the maritime industry in Lisbon and the magnificent contribution that he has made in publicizing the city.

The Vote of Praise award took place aboard Leão Holandês, on the Dutch Portuguese Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Sailing Trip, being handed by Ambassador Nienke Trooster and initiative taker, Thomas Hall de Beuvink.

The event was also supported by Gesink Turismo Náutico, Central Cervejas, serving beers and Luso refreshments to guests, Ana Borba Catering (owner of Pastanaga restaurant, in Santos), responsible for the delicious food at the event, and Sérgio Neves and Helena Martins, responsible for the music on board!

We sincerely congratulate Dirk Gesink and all his crew for receiving this distinction!

Which are the best museums in Lisbon?

Lisbon is full of stories to tell. The cultural heritage of the Portuguese capital is distributed among its numerous museums dedicated to art, science, the discoveries and even to characteristic elements of Portugal such as the Portuguese tile.

Some of Lisbon’s museums are relatively new, with light and modern architectural lines, while the more classic ones take you on a journey through time. However, if you are going to visit Lisbon for only a few days, it is impossible to visit all the museums in the city. For this reason, we have gathered the 5 best museums in Lisbon that you cannot miss!

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Discover an unforgettable nightlife in Lisbon! 3 fun activities you can’t miss

The nightlife in Lisbon is to be enjoyed to the fullest! From the historic districts of the city to the Tagus river, everything can be availed to carry out fun activities and fraternize, while getting to know the Portuguese capital.

Since Lisbon is one of the safest European capitals, you can stroll around and enjoy the night until dawn, starting as soon as the sun goes down.

Lisbon nights are lively, especially at weekends, so you can take advantage of your holidays in Lisbon to get to know the city at night. To help you, we’ll tell you 3 fun activities to do in Lisbon that will make your night even more special!

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