The VI Symposium on Dinosaur Eggs and Babies will take place in the Campus de Caparica, in Monte de Caparica, a parish separated from Lisbon by the Tagus River, and connected to the Lisbon Metropolitan area by metro, train, bus and ship. Lisbon itself is a friendly, old, historical city, with a mild climate. It is an ideal tourist destination and it offers various attractions, including outstanding social and cultural experiences. Lisbon was identified by the 2009 World Travel Awards as Europe’s Leading Destination and Europe’s Leading City Break Destination. Lisbon will be the 2017 Ibero-American Capital of Culture, with a significant increase in the already vast cultural offer of the city.
The Lisbon district is one of the global references for Late Jurassic nests, eggs, and embryos. Since the late 1990s, discoveries around Lourinhã have attracted constant attention of vertebrate palaeontologists from all over the world. The presence of nests containing embryonic remains of two different theropod species, Torvosaurus and Lourinhanosaurus, is unique. even more considering the rarity of Upper Jurassic eggs and eggshells, known only from a handful of localities on the globe. Specialists from all over the world have come to visit the specimens hold in the Museu da Lourinhã, serving as an indicator of the importance of these findings.