the weather like in Lisbon, in May/June?
You're in for a treat, as it should be sunny and hot!
Expect temperatures around 30C, sunrise at 6am, sunset
and Lisbon's unique light and charms!
How expensive is Lisbon?
That will greatly depend on how much you're willing
to spend, of course. Here are a few typical prices,
for your reference:
- one-way ticket for the shuttle bus from the airport
to the city centre: €4,00;
- one-way ticket for the underground: €1,45 (plus
€0,50 for the reusable travel card);
- all-day travel card (valid for buses, trams and the
underground): €6,30 (plus €0,50 for the reusable
- tap beer (1/2 pint): €1,90;
- fast-food meal: a Big Mac, for instance, is €4,90;
- main course + soft drink + dessert at a regular, no-nonsense
restaurant: €10-€18 .
How do I get there?
Lisbon is served by one airport only, which is located
within the city's perimeter. All transportation options
- taxis, buses, the airport shuttle and the underground
(aka 'Metro'; the station is right outside terminal
1) - will take you to your destination in 30 minutes
What's the venue like?
Aula Magna, one of the most prestigious venues in Lisbon,
is an all-seated auditorium with an official capacity
of approx. 1600 people. Located in a campus. it is part
of the University of Lisbon and for decades it has held
hundreds of artistic, scientific and academic events.
Many concerts have taken place there and Marillion themselves
played at the Aula Magna in 2007 on the Somewhere Else
Are there any hotels nearby?
The closest four or five hotels are a 20-minute walk
from the venue. A couple of them can be reached using
the underground (one stop: Entre Campos). Two, three
and four stops away (along Avenida da República
and Avenida Fontes Pereira de Melo) you will find quite
a few more.
If you'd rather be near the main tourist attractions,
you might want to choose the more traditional downtown
area (Baixa-Chiado, Avenida da Liberdade, Rossio, Restauradores)
or the modern setting of Parque das Nações
/ Expo / Gare do Oriente (by the river and close to
The Web Portugal will be negotiating a special deal
for those fans who'd like to stay together in the same
hotel(s) and feel the Marillion vibe throughout the
weekend. Stay tuned!
How can I get to the venue?
There's an underground station right next to the Aula
Magna: Cidade Universitária, on the yellow line.
The 'Metro' runs until 1am.
There are also plenty of buses (731, 732, 735, 738,
768) but bear in mind that traffic may be particularly
slow on Friday afternoon / early evening. You should
be fine on Saturday and Sunday, though.
If you choose to drive, there are quite a few car parks
around the venue. Nearly all of them are free after
7pm and on weekends.
So where can we meet and hang
You won't really find suitable places too close to the
venue, which is why The Web Portugal will be setting
up a "Fan Zone" elsewhere. Again
What sort of food & drink
options will we find inside the venue?
There is a small bar at the Aula Magna which serves
beer and soft drinks, and a limited range of snacks.
The Web Portugal will try to secure a few 'pop-up' options
outside the venue, nearer the time.
Should I bring my family and
make a holiday of it?
Absolutely! There's plenty to see and do in Lisbon alone
but if you can stay a little longer do consider spending
some time in magical Sintra (less than a one-hour drive
from Lisbon) or going to charming Porto for a few days.