Location and Travel

Conference Venue

The conference will be held in Olga Cadaval Cultural Centre, at the centre of one of the most beautiful villages in the world, Sintra.

Just 30 km away from central Lisbon, the “Cultural Landscape of Sintra” is part of the World Heritage List, displaying a unique mixture of nature and architectural treasures. Sintra, with its fairytale palaces and luxuriant vegetation resulting from a unique microclimate, has inspired many great writers and poets: Lord Byron called it a “Glorious Eden”, while Robert Southley longed to spend his last days here.

For the sea lovers, the extensive Sintra’s coastline offers many opportunities for surf and windsurf (Guincho, a renowned windsurfing Mecca, is just minutes away). Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in continental Europe is also nearby, hosting spectacular coastline views all the way to Lisbon.

We hope you can attend the “Beyond the Edge of the Universe” conference. If you are coming, either for the first time or returning after the 2015 or the 2006 meetings, we strongly advise you to take a couple of extra days to explore this beautiful place.

Travelling Information

Will appear here soon!