Navigating Estoril

From TCU Wiki

Here you have a map with different services that Estoril offers for the days of the Global Gathering:

  • Bars, restaurants and cafes, with vegan and gluten-free options
  • Surf spots, tenis clubs, swimming pools and other cool social plans
  • Main train stops and Public bicycle points
  • Supermarkets and other useful shops
Navigate the map and find the main recommendations and important locations

💱 ATMs & Banks

We have two Multibanco ATM spots next to the Global Gathering. We recommend to avoid Euronet ATMs, since they don't notify you about how much they will charge you for using their services.

  • You can only withdraw 200 euros at a time from an ATM (600 euro max per day).
  • Check with the bank the best process to make a withdrawal.
  • Banks are the easiest places to exchange money, charging around €3 to €5 commission.
  • Debit and major credit cards (especially Visa and MasterCard) are widely accepted.

🏰 Tourism

Lisboa has several Tourism Information Centers and an official website with useful information like the weather, how to get tickets for the public transportation, things to see and do and other details.

If you have free time during the Global Gathering, you can check the Free Tours happening in Lisbon. The main language is English but you can find tours in Spanish, French, Italian, German and other languages.

Travel and Public Transportation

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Estoril, Portugal is only 25 km. from central Lisbon and is located on a main train line from Lisbon. The Global Gathering Summit and Feira venue is only a 5 - 10 minute walk from the Estoril train station. Check the Planning Your Trip page for more details.

Public Transportation

Taxis and Ride Sharing Services

Day Trips around Estoril

Enjoy a Beach Day

pedrik, CC BY 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

Many easily accessible beaches run along the coast from Estoril to Cascais. The closest beaches to the GG event space are Praia da Poça and Praia do Tamariz. Both beaches are only a 15-minute walk from the event space and have nice beach bars for lunch or drinks while you are relaxing in the sun.

If you want to go a bit farther, you can take the train from Estoril station to Cascais station, then bike or take a ride share/taxi to Praia do Guincho. Praia do Guincho is a famous beach for windsurfing and is inaccessible by public transportation.

Bicycle from Cascais to Guincho Beach

Praia do guincho

Praia do Guincho is a beautiful Atlantic-facing beach famous for both surfing and kite surfing. The 10km (about 30 minutes/1 hour round trip) bike ride runs alongside the N247 on a separate bike path starting in Cascais. The path runs alongside the coast and affords views of tourist sights like the Farol do Guia lighthouse, the São Jorge de Oitavos fort and the fortaleza do Guincho.

Rent city bicycles here - these bikes are part of the city of Cascais cycling program. Prices are cheaper but don’t expect high quality bikes. Identification is needed to rent the bicycles. *For faster, lighter bicycles search for private bike rentals in Cascais.

The bike bath begins in front of the Hotel Vila Galé Cascais and ends at the beginning of Guincho beach.

Amenities (during high season):
  • Meste Zé Restaurant -
  • Restaurante Muchaxo Restaurant - +351 214 870 221
  • Bar do Guincho Beach Bar -
  • Moana Surf School -
  • Shaka Surf School -
  • Vasco da Gama Surf Academy -

Day trip to Sintra  - UNESCO Cultural Landscape


“In the 19th century Sintra became the first centre of European Romantic architecture. Ferdinand II turned a ruined monastery into a castle where this new sensitivity was displayed in the use of Gothic, Egyptian, Moorish and Renaissance elements and in the creation of a park blending local and exotic species of trees. Other fine dwellings, built along the same lines in the surrounding serra, created a unique combination of parks and gardens which influenced the development of landscape architecture throughout Europe.” Description is available under license CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0

Main Tourist Sights:
- The National Palace of Sintra
- Park and National Palace of Pena
- Quinta da Regaleira
➡️ By Train:

Lisbon (Rossio Station) to Sintra:

  • 45 minutes
  • Price: €2.40
  • Website:

Cascais to Sintra:

  • 1.5 hours
  • Price: €3.40
  • Website:
➡️ By RideShare:
  • Lisbon center to Sintra: €25.00 - 30.00
  • Estoril to Sintra: €10.00 - 15.00

Fábrica Braço de Prata

Vitor Oliveira from Torres Vedras, PORTUGAL, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

Fábrica Braço de Prata is an old ammunition factory that has been converted into a cultural center in the Marvila neighborhood of Lisbon. From Tuesday to Sunday, this event space houses several concerts, art exhibits, and literary events in every room of the building. You can buy a ticket to enter the factory and wander from room to room for 10 Euros. On any given night, you can see 2-3 concerts. There is also a restaurant/bar and a bookstore that stays open until 1 am.

How to get there:

➡️ By Public Transportation: Take the train from the Estoril train station to the Cais do Sodre train station. Directly outside of the station, you will find the bus stop for the 781 bus. Take the 781 bus in front of the Cais do Sodre train station directly to the Poço Bispo stop. Note: Late in the evening it is difficult to take public transportation from Fabrica back to Cascais.

➡️ By Taxi/Rideshare App: Approx. 20-25 Euros

Useful Tips: Ordering


There is a lot of great coffee in Lisbon, but ordering can be confusing. There are many different ways to order a coffee. Here is a visual mini guide to make sure you get the coffee you want:

🍻 Beer

Much like ordering a coffee, there are a number of ways to order beer in portugal. If you order “uma cerveja” you will likely be asked if you want a pint or a bottle. Here are some tips so you can get the beer you want.

  • Small draft beer: um imperial
  • Large draft beer: uma caneca
  • A bottle: uma garrafa