Parque das Nações

Parque das Nações the district, which saw the birth of the modern Lisbon

The Parque das Nações is worth a visit for its architectural work as well as its leisure spaces


This neighborhood was born on the Tagus edge at the time of Expo '98, the last Universal Exhibition of the twentieth century, and is the most modern area of Lisbon. The Parque das Naçõesis also known for Oriente, and extends over a five-kilometer strip along the waterfront as well as it is characterized by a contemporary architecture.

This area, which was formerly just industrial, today is a modern district which offers cultural and recreational areas. At Parque das Nações you will find hospitals, shopping center Vasco da Gama, several restaurants and shops. There are also few attractions that were built in connection with the Expo, as MEO Arena (formerly called Atlantic Pavilion), the Pavilhão do Conhecimento, the sky cable car and Lisbon Oceanarium.


At Parque das Nações you will find many examples of modern architecture, such as the Oriente Station designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, the Portugal Pavilion of Siza Vieira, the twin towers of St. Gabriel and St. Raphael and the flagship Vasco da Gama Tower, the highest building in the country. During the end-of-week it sees many people walking around, being ideal for relaxing with children, for romance or to walk with pets.



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