EHDN Plenary Dinner
dinner of the 2008 EHDN Annual
Plenary Meeting will take place on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008 at 7.30 pm at the Convento do Beato
The dinner will be free of charge for EHDN members and HDA representatives. If accompanying persons and guests would
like to attend the formal dinner they will be kindly
requested to contribute to the costs of the dinner. Further information is provided on the registration information
. Please make sure to register by filling
out the registration form, since seating is limited and tickets will be
distributed on a first come, first serve basis.Please note that unfortunately the formal dinner on Saturday September 6th is fully booked.
Convento do Beato
The history of "Convento do Beato" goes back to the
15th century when Queen
Isabel (1451 – 1504) gave the authorisation for a hospice to be built.
her death she left 8000 gold crowns to construct the hospice in her
In the 16th century
Frei António set the construction of the
monastery in motion. After the successful construction of the
reputation as a miraculous building increased due to the anecdote that
António was able to construct it using only seven "tostoes" (small
farthings). As a result of this miracle, Frei António was recognised as
After his sanctification Frei António received the name Beato António
the Beatified) and the monastery was called Convento do
At the end of the 18th
century, one of the wings of the
monastery began to be used as the Royal Military Hospital
and in 1834 the merchant Joaô de Brito bought another part of the
had previously been partly destroyed by a serious
This was the first keystone of the industrial
use of the Conveto do
Beato. In 1984 the Convento do Beato was classified by the Portuguese
for Architectural Heritage as a Heritage Site of Public
In 1999 the Convento was acquired by the
CEREALIS Group and as awareness
increased of the importance of the building for the city of Lisbon
and the heritage of Portugal
it then started to be managed as a venue for special
Guided City Tours
In 2007, Dresden was introduced to you by guides in historic costumes.
This year you can discover Lisbon using a historical relict - the tram
('Colinas Tour'). Alternatively, you can ride a open top bus ('Olisipo
Tour'). The tours will be at the same time, so please choose only one of the city tours.Both city tours will take place on Sunday, September 7th, 2008 at 11 am.
- before August 15th, 2008 - no charges
- after August 15th, 2008 - full price will be charged
Tour' will drive you through the rolling hills of the traditional
quarters of Lisbon. 'People chatting on doorsteps and washing hanging
out in the sunshine portray the small village atmosphere of Alfama and
Mouraria and reveal a sharp contrast to the elegant, noble buildings of
Chiado and Lapa. Please step in and have a wonderful ride.'
tour will last 1hour and 20 minutes and will be provided in Portuguese,
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Dutch and Japanese. You can
choose your preferred language on your seat in the tram.
The tour will cost 17 € for adults, 12.50 € for Lisboa Card holders and 8.50 € for kids (4 to 10 years).
'Olisipo Tour' is operated by bus and will start at the Parque das
Nações. During this tour you will discover the city of museums, the
avant-garde eastern part of Lisbon and as well the Parque das Nações.
When the weather is fine you can enjoy the ride at the open top deck of the bus.
The tour is operated in a hop-on, hop-off fashion and will
last about 2 hours. Comments on points of interest will be provided in
Portuguese, Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Dutch and
Japanese. You can choose your preferred language on your seat at the
The tour costs about 14 € for adults and 10.50 € for Lisboa Card holders and 7 € for kids (4 to 10 years).