Social Program

Welcome Reception
Paços do Concelho (City Hall)
Wednesday, November 23, from 19:30 to 21:30

The activity will consist of a cocktail party from 19:30 to 21:30 that will take place at the City Hall (Paços do Concelho). The closest Metro station to the City Hall is Baixa Chiado (green and blue lines). Conference participants must bring their identification badge, personal identification and the Welcome Reception ticket.




The City Hall building, aside from its architectural and artistic value, reflects the image of Lisboa and of Liberal, Regenerating and Republican Portugal. After the 1755 earthquake, during the Pombal reconstruction, the City Hall building was built in its present location, which was completely destroyed by a fire in 1863. A new building was then built in the same place, between 1865 and 1880. In the interior, the central staircase stand out, as well as the rich painting decoration made by several artists. On November 7th 1996 a new fire destroyed the upper floors, damaging the ceilings and paintings on the first floor. The rebuilding option conducted by architect Silva Dias was to come close to the initial project of Architect Domingos Parente – thus taking up the essential roots of the original architectural project from the end of the former century, which was adulterated by constructions from the decades of the 1930s and 1940s.

Gala Dinner
Museu da Cerveja (Museum of Beer)
Thursday, November 24, from 20:30 to 23:00

The IberSPEECH 2016 Gala Dinner will take place at Museum of Beer (Museu da Cerveja). The closest Metro station to the Museum of Beer is either Terreiro do Paço (blue line) or Baixa Chiado (green and blue lines). Conference participants must bring their identification badge and the Gala Dinner ticket.

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The Brewery, located on the ground floor, recreates the environment of the old breweries, where beer, conviviality and flavors from the different gastronomies associate. The food is combined with the tasting of typical beers from the Portuguese speaking countries.

The Museum centre, located on the first floor of the Museum of Beer, celebrates the heritage of beer from the Portuguese speaking countries through its historical collection that shows the roots of beer culture in its several aspects. The Museum of Beer collects and exhibits the knowledge about beer culture, its origin, evolution, consumption history and production cycle from the raw materials to the final product, its tradition in the Portuguese speaking countries, and much more.

Location and Contact

Paços do Concelho
Praça do Município
1149-014 Lisboa

Museu da Cerveja
Terreiro do Paço, No 62 a 65
1100-148 Lisboa