The Conference will take place at São Julião da Barra Fort,
Lisbon, Portugal, on 3 and 4 September 2018.

São Julião da Barra Fort

São Julião da Barra Fort is one of Portugal’s largest maritime fortifications and is impressive for its size and power, besides being the official residence of the Portuguese Ministry of Defense. On foggy mornings and afternoons, the line of its walls looks like the bow of a ship ploughing along the Tagus. It was built to protect the sandbar and access the port of Lisbon. Construction began in the 16th century under King João III and its walls have been witness to some of Portugal’s major military confrontations. It’s well worth discovering its history protected by the ditches and bastions at the entrance to the city.


Lisbon is the capital of Portugal, has less than 600 thousand inhabitants and constitutes a nest of History and Culture and celebrates the crossroads of people.

The important history of this city is based on the constant presence and mutation of cultures. This city was dominated during the Neolithic period by Iberian people who used their port to transport food by sea to the Cornwall (present Sicily). It was inhabited by Celts, Romans and Muslims and it was only conquered by Portuguese people in 1147, by its first king D. Afonso Henriques.

Lisbon is one of the main touristic cities in Europe and in the world. From fado, to football, from mountains to beaches, from 5 star hotels to hostels, from new places like Parque das Nações to St George Castle, from uptown to downtown, you can find everything.


Lisbon Airport is well known as a destination for millions of people doing business, tourism, or both. Served by the main international airlines and just 3 hours away from the main European capitals, Lisbon Airport is just a mere 7 km from the city centre.

The airport is located half an hour from S. Julião da Barra Fort by car or taxi. To reach it you can also take the bus 750 outside the Airport at Praça do Aeroporto until Algés station (click here to see the route). At Algés station it is necessary to get in the train station and catch a train to Oeiras (the journey takes only 10 minutes). Another option would be to take the metro from the airport to Cais do Sodré (follow the red line to Alameda station and then change to the green line towards Cais do Sodré. Click here to see the map), where you can board a train to Oeiras.

Then the best option to reach the Fort is by taxi or Uber. If you prefer to go on foot it takes at least 22 minutes.

National and international trains arrive every day at Santa Apolónia station, which is very close to all the traditional neighbourhoods and Terreiro do Paço. But if you would like to add a unique architectural experience to your arrival, get off at Gare do Oriente, whose Calatrava-designed lines impress even those who see it every day. From Cais do Sodré until S. Julião da Barra you need to get the train until Oeiras. Then the best option to go to the Fort is by taxi or Uber. If you prefer to go on foot it takes at least 22 minutes.
The best routes to enter Lisbon are by A1 and A2, which both have national and international connections along their course. From Lisbon to S. Julião da Barra Fort the best route is by A5 and N2.



Special rates for participants:

Hotel Praia Mar

★ ★ ★ ★

Praia Mar

Distance to AuxDefense 2018

1.9 km


Single room: 65 €
Double room: 75 €


In the email refer the promotional code AuxDefense2018:

Hotel Vila Galé Collection Palácio dos Arcos

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Vila Gale

Distance to AuxDefense 2018

4.1 km


Single room: 194 €

Twin room: 228 €

Breakfast included


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Other sugestions:

Hotel Distance to AuxDefense 2018 Star rating Price Booking
INATEL Oeiras 1 km Rates from 55 €
Breakfast included
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Riviera Hotel 2.3 km

★ ★ ★ ★

Rates from 100 €
Breakfast included
Please book here.
Holiday Inn Express Lisbon-Oeiras 5.6 km

★ ★ ★

Rates from 60 €
Breakfast included
Please book here.
Hotel Jerónimos VIII 12.1 km

★ ★ ★ ★

Single Room: 209 €
Twin Standard: 110 €
Please book here.
Hotel Iberostar Lisboa 18.2 km

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Single Room: 210 €
Twin Room: 120 €
Please book here.
Lisbon Story Guesthouse 18.8 km Twin Room: 50 € Please book here.
Suave Lisboa Hostel 19.2 km Twin Room: 70 € Please book here.