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Wednesday, November 7, 18:30, Belém Tower

The first night of the Symposium, all participants are invited to a Welcome Reception.

This will be a night of history, and entertainment, in a beautiful and relaxing environment to chat with old and new friends and colleagues. For the occasion, the best Portuguese Academic Musical group (Tuna), composed by IST students, will entertain us with lively and funny moments.

The welcome reception will be held at the Belém Tower, very likely the most famous ex-libris of Lisboa. The Belém Tower was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO and is one of the world’s most beautiful military constructions. Built as a stronghold to assure the defense of the entrance to the river Tagus, an identical fortress should have been constructed on the other side of the river, but this never happened. Recently restored, it is austere inside (but from the windows you can admire dazzling views of the city and river), in contrast with its outside architecture, profusely decorated with symbols of the Manueline style and others inspired by the Portuguese travels to discover the world.

Transportation will be arranged to go to the Welcome Reception. The buses will leave from the Symposium site at 18:30 and should return to the same place at about 22:00.



Thursday, November 8, 18:30, Parque das Nações

On the second night of the Symposium, PCS’2007 participants are invited to a lively Brazilian style dinner at the restaurant “Buffalo Grill” at Parque das Nações, Lisboa, Telephone: 218922740.

The banquet will be preceded by a guided visit to the Oceanário de Lisboa. The Oceanário was built for the World Exhibition, held in Lisboa in 1998, and celebrates life on Earth with a stunning display of living creatures, evoking the complexity of diversity inhabiting the Global Ocean and the vital role which it plays on the health and evolution of our Planet.

Transportation will be arranged to go to the Oceanário. The buses will leave from the Symposium site at 18:30 and should return to the same place at about 23:00.

The restaurant is within walking distance from the Oceanário (more precisely, on the other side of the small water front where the Oceanário is located).


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Last update: 2007-10-22.