Preparing for your arrival
By now, you might have already sorted out your flight to Lisbon. If not, here's a quick guide:
Lisbon is serviced by one major airport: Aeroporto Humberto Delgado (LIS).
Aeroporto Humberto Delgado is conveniently located just a short drive from the heart of the city. You can also take the metro (red line) into any part of the city.
For those who opted for our shuttle service, a warm welcome awaits you! Our driver will be waiting with a NOMA COLLECTIVE sign and ready to take you to your destination.
If you prefer to organize your own transport, no worries! Taxis and rideshares like Uber are readily available. Lisbon's public transportation system is great, with the metro network providing easy access to various parts of the city from the airport
Once you've checked in at your apartment, we're excited to introduce you to the Noma
community. Our welcome/ kick-off ceremony will provide you with all the necessary information about your stay and give you a chance to meet your fellow Noma fam!
Things you should know before you pack:
Lisbon enjoys pleasant weather during your visit period. March offers mild temperatures, making it comfortable for exploring. Bring light layers and comfortable footwear for walking adventures
Lisbon's style is diverse and eclectric. Embrace your personal style, whether it's casual
or trendy. Don't forget a light jacket, and comfortable walking shoes – Lisbon is called
the city of “7 hills”
Tip: Wear the same clothes you would wear in your own city.
- Light Jacket
- Comfortable Walking shoes
- Clothing and shoes that you wouldn’t mind getting dirty
- Day backpack
- Bottle for water
- Small purse/handbag for city adventures
- Packing List
Important - all guest communication is on slack.
Please click on the below image to join our Noma slack channel
Slack App is available on Web, Android and iOS. Please join Noma Collective on Slack clicking on the slack logo above.
When you join Noma Collective, you will see a list of channels on the left hand side of the display. Please follow these links to join the channels:
NEWS-AND-EVENTS - For anything related to on-site events and activity sign-ups. @teamnoma uses this channel to let you know about the onsite event programme and a daily announcements.
ONSITE-CHAT - For community conversation. In order to respect people’s time, please keep it brief.
#alumni - For our whole Noma Collective Community, to use for recommendations, travel plans, launches.
You can also DM anyone by selecting their name in the bottom left which will enable you to discuss anything in private.
Please add a display picture and a short bio sentence of current/ previous job roles and any personal information of interest that you’d like to share in the ‘what I do’ section in the edit profile section. This will help our Noma community identify each other!
If you have any questions for us, or any issues with anything on-site, please DM @TeamNoma. Also, if you’d like to flag anything in a general chat for our attention, simply add @TeamNoma to your post and we’ll pick it up.
Your Community Manager will monitor slack between 8am and 8pm daily, and will respond within the hour (usually faster than this). You will have their Whatsapp number, so if there's an emergency, you can reach out to them via Whatsapp.
Otherwise, there’s anything urgent outside of those hours then please contact the front desk at the hotel.
Your home for the month - Lisbon
Lisbon's architecture seamlessly blends historic charm with modern innovation. Cobblestone streets wind through neighborhoods adorned with colorful azulejos, while iconic landmarks like São Jorge Castle and the Jerónimos Monastery showcase the city's rich history. The juxtaposition of ancient and contemporary structures, from the narrow alleys of Alfama to the modern designs of Parque das Nações, creates a captivating and dynamic architectural landscape in Portugal's capita
Lisbon's malls offer a vibrant shopping experience, combining contemporary design with a touch of Portuguese flair. From the upscale Amoreiras Shopping Center to the bustling Armazéns do Chiado, these modern retail hubs provide a diverse range of shops, dining options, and entertainment. Lisbon's malls are not just places to shop but vibrant spaces where locals and visitors alike can indulge in a unique blend of shopping and leisure in the heart of the city.
Lisbon's gastronomy is a delightful blend of rich tradition and contemporary flair. From iconic
pastéis de nata to fresh seafood at local markets, the city's culinary scene is a celebration of
Portuguese flavors. With a focus on fresh, quality ingredients, Lisbon's diverse and vibrant
gastronomy reflects the city's cultural richness and maritime heritage in every mouthwatering
Lisbon's museums offer a captivating journey through Portugal's history and culture. From the impressive art collections at the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga to the cutting-edge exhibits at the MAAT, the city's cultural institutions showcase a diverse range of treasures. Whether exploring ancient artifacts at the Museu Nacional de Arqueologia or contemporary art at the Berardo Collection Museum, Lisbon's museums provide enriching experiences for all enthusiasts
Parks and Green Spaces:
Lisbon's parks provide serene escapes within the bustling city. The Parque Eduardo VII offers panoramic views and manicured gardens, while the historic Jardim da Estrela invites relaxation amid lush greenery. These green spaces, such as Parque das Nações with its modern design, offer a refreshing balance to Lisbon's urban energy, providing locals and visitors alike with tranquil spots for leisure and recreation
Lisbon's public transport service is efficient and diverse, comprising buses, trams, metro, and ferries. The iconic yellow trams navigate historic neighborhoods, while the metro swiftly connects various districts. Buses and ferries offer convenient options for exploring the city and crossing the Tagus River. With an integrated ticketing system, navigating Lisbon's vibrant streets is made easy, making public transport an accessible and practical choice for both residents and tourists
Safety and Comfort:
Lisbon is generally considered a safe city for residents and visitors alike. The city maintains a welcoming atmosphere with low crime rates. However, it's always advisable to take standard precautions, such as being aware of your surroundings and belongings, especially in crowded areas and tourist spots. The friendly and helpful nature of the locals adds to the overall sense of safety in this charming Portuguese capital.
Lisbon's Unique Layout:
Lisbon's unique layout captivates with its hilly terrain, narrow winding streets, and historic neighborhoods. The city unfolds in layers, revealing hidden squares, viewpoints, and charming alleys. Each district, from the medieval Alfama to the elegant Baixa, contributes to Lisbon's distinctive character, creating a dynamic and picturesque urban landscape that invites exploration and discovery.
Lisbon's markets are vibrant hubs of local culture and flavors. From the historic Mercado da Ribeira, offering fresh produce and gourmet treats, to the lively Feira da Ladra flea market where treasures await discovery, these markets provide a sensory feast. Exploring the stalls filled with traditional crafts, fresh seafood, and regional delights, visitors experience the lively and diverse spirit of Lisbon's market culture.
Food & Beverage
When in Lisbon, exploring the local cuisine is a must. Some iconic dishes and treats to try
- Pastéis de Nata: These custard tarts with a crispy crust and a creamy filling, often dusted with cinnamon, are a quintessential Lisbon treat.
- Bacalhau: Portugal's love for salted cod is showcased in various dishes. Try Bacalhau à
- Brás (shredded cod with onions and potatoes) or Bacalhau com Natas (cod baked with cream).
- Caldo Verde: This traditional green soup, typically made with kale, potatoes, and chorizo, offers a comforting taste of Portuguese flavors.
- Francesinha: While more associated with Porto, this hearty sandwich with layers of cured meats and a spicy sauce has found its way to Lisbon and is worth a try.
- Ameijoas à Bolhão Pato: Clams cooked in a flavorful broth with garlic, coriander, and white wine, offering a taste of Lisbon's seafood prowess.
- Ginjinha: End your meal with a sip of this cherry liqueur, often enjoyed as a digestive or an aperitif.
- Petiscos: Similar to Spanish tapas, petiscos are small, flavorful dishes perfect for sharing. Try a variety, such as octopus salad, chorizo, or cheese with quince paste.
Exploring the local markets and traditional eateries will offer a more authentic and diverse taste of Lisbon's culinary delights
When Going Offsite
We're excited to share a customized Google Map featuring a curated selection of must-
visit local gems in Lisbon. This map will serve as your go-to guide for exploring the city's hidden treasures, top attractions, and our personal favorites. Stay tuned for easy access to insider recommendations that will make your Lisbon experience truly unforgettable!
Lisbon boasts a well-organized and efficient transportation system that makes exploring the city convenient for both locals and visitors. The metro network covers key areas, providing a quick and reliable way to navigate Lisbon's diverse districts.
The iconic yellow trams wind through narrow streets, offering a charming and scenic route
through historic neighborhoods.
Buses and electric trolleys extend the reach of public transport, connecting various parts of the city. Ferries and riverboats provide a unique perspective, crossing the Tagus River and offering stunning views of Lisbon's waterfront. Integrated ticketing systems make it easy to transfer between different modes of transport, enhancing the overall accessibility of the city.
Lisbon's transportation service not only ensures smooth commuting but also adds to the experience of discovering the city's vibrant culture and picturesque landscape
1. Stay Aware of Your Surroundings:
Lisbon is generally considered a safe city for residents and tourists alike. It maintains a
welcoming atmosphere with low crime rates. While enjoying the vibrant atmosphere, it's
advisable to remain vigilant in crowded areas and tourist spots to prevent pickpocketing. The
friendly and helpful nature of the locals contributes to the overall sense of safety in this
charming Portuguese capital. Always exercise common-sense precautions, and Lisbon is likely to offer a secure and enjoyable experience
Like in many other major cities, pickpocketing can be a concern in certain areas of Lisbon,
particularly in crowded tourist spots, public transportation, and popular markets. It's essential to stay vigilant and take precautions to safeguard your belongings. Consider using anti-theft bags or pouches, keeping valuables secure, and being aware of your surroundings, especially in crowded places
3. Public Transportation:
Lisbon's public transportation system is efficient and diverse, featuring a metro network, iconic yellow trams, buses, electric trolleys, and ferries. The integrated ticketing system allows seamless travel across the city, making it convenient for both residents and visitors to explore Lisbon's historic neighbourhoods and scenic waterfront.
4. Night Safety:
Lisbon's night scene is generally safe, with a vibrant atmosphere in popular areas like Bairro
Alto and Cais do Sodré. While the city is known for its lively nightlife, it's advisable to exercise
typical precautions. Stick to well-lit areas, be mindful of your belongings, and use reliable
transportation options. The welcoming and friendly nature of the locals contributes to a
generally secure environment for those exploring Lisbon after dark.
5. Transportation Apps:
In Lisbon, transportation apps have become invaluable tools for navigating the city efficiently.
Apps like "Carris" provide real-time information on buses, trams, and electric trolleys, helping
users plan their routes and track arrival times. The "Lisbon Metro" app offers details on the
metro system, helping commuters seamlessly navigate the city's underground network.
Additionally, ride-sharing apps like Uber and Bolt are widely used for convenient and reliable
transportation. These apps enhance the overall travel experience in Lisbon, providing locals and visitors with user-friendly tools to navigate the city's diverse transportation options
6. Emergency Services:
Emergency services in Lisbon are well-equipped and responsive, ensuring the safety and well-being of residents and visitors. The city has a reliable emergency number, 112, which connects callers to police, medical assistance, and fire services. Hospitals, clinics, and medical facilities are readily available throughout the city, providing efficient healthcare services. Lisbon's emergency services, characterized by prompt and professional responses, contribute to a sense of security for those in need of urgent assistance
7. Local Laws and Customs:
Respect local laws and customs. Public drunkenness and public urination are not well-tolerated. Barcelona is known for its cultural diversity and open-mindedness, but it's essential to be respectful of local norms.
8. Use Trusted Services:
If you're exploring the city at night, stick to well-known transportation options like
official taxis or reputable rideshare services
9. Trust Your Instincts:
If something feels off, trust your instincts. If you find yourself in a situation where you don't feel comfortable, remove yourself from it and seek help if needed.
Remember, your Community Manager and the Noma Collective team are here to support you. If you ever have any concerns or need assistance, don't hesitate to reach out.
Your Digital Nomad Guide
As digital nomads, we understand the importance of a flexible work environment, and
in Lisbon, we've got you covered. There are dedicated workspaces within all of our apartments, providing you with cozy spots to work, in the comfort of your home or collaborate with fellow nomads. If you require more privacy for calls or focused work, some of our rooms also offer comfortable desk areas.
Rest assured, we offer reliable Wi-Fi throughout these areas. In the rare event of a site-wide drop in connectivity, please reach out to the front desk. For additional support, your Community Manager on Slack can provide data sims for mobile hotspots.
Lisbon offers a variety of co-working spaces within walking distance, and we collaborate with a local spot for a productive work environment. If you are interested in purchasing a discounted coworking pass here, give us a shout and we can organise it for you.
We're committed to ensuring you have the perfect workspace for a productive and enjoyable Noma experience in Lisbon.
Our community, events and code of conduct
You will receive a shared google schedule two weeks prior to arrival, so that you know what to expect when you arrive.
Sign up: We announce the weekly events schedule on Slack every Sunday Afternoon, which includes, depending on the day, 1 or 2 events. Here, you will have sign up links and instructions.
Wellbeing : 2x yoga classes are included as part of our package. Ad hoc meditation, running/ walks around the city have also been included as part of the schedule. If anyone would like to host such events, let us know. We like to have a healthy balance of wellness and partying on every Edition.
Adventure: For the adventurous spirits, we embark on weekly journeys to uncover the city's hidden gems. We work with two local Community managers, your guides to Lisbo hidden gems and secret spots. They're passionate insiders, ready to make your experience unforgettable. Explore Lisbon like a local with their unique insights.
Community: Our sense of community is a core part of the Lisbon experience. We organize various events to unite everyone, including our heartwarming family dinners and brunches, adaptable to your work schedule.
Professional Growth: Noma community members a month host workshops that are either their professional background or something they find interesting or useful for other guests.
Code of Conduct
We are a diverse and inclusive community, committed to supporting one another in our shared journey. Please extend your support to those organizing events and don't hesitate to ask questions; there are no such things as 'stupid questions' or 'boring events.'
At Noma, the safety and comfort of every member are paramount. We have solo travelers and staggered arrivals, so let's make every newcomer feel genuinely welcome and supported in their experience.
**Respect and Consideration:**
Noma attracts individuals from various backgrounds, cultures, races, genders, sexual orientations, religions, and ideologies. It's essential to be mindful of this diversity. Avoid making comments or jokes related to race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, divisive political figures, or national stereotypes. Let's practice empathy and understanding at all times.
1. Consent Matters: Never touch someone without their clear and enthusiastic consent.
2. Respect Personal Space: Everyone deserves their privacy and personal space; please respect their boundaries.
3. Reporting Concerns: If you witness any unsavory, criminal, or unwelcome behavior, please report it to a member of the resort staff immediately. If you find yourself in an uncomfortable situation and are unsure how to handle it, Team Noma is always available to assist.
We value discretion and will handle issues with utmost sensitivity, unless you specify otherwise. Reach out to us at @TeamNoma if you have concerns or need assistance.
Thank you for making Noma a safe, respectful, and supportive community for everyone.
We believe in creating a respectful and harmonious environment where everyone can thrive and enjoy their Noma experience to the fullest.
We will have a space to share how it was to spend a month in this exciting and vibrant city! Wine, cheese and stories will be in order.
Here, we will hold a Community Forum, where you will get to give feedback about your experience to help us continue to grow, improve, and keep doing the things you love.
Transfers to the Airport
Transfers to the airport Transfer to the International Airport will be organized. If you prefer to make your own way, you can call an Uber, take a metro or ask at the Community Managers for other options. Please do just let us know what you choose so that we can make necessary arrangements.