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Lisbon/Parque das Nações

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Parque das Nações is a district in Lisbon, Portugal. The "Park of the Nations" was built from scratch for Expo '98 (1998 Lisbon World Exposition) in the northeastern end of Lisbon. After the Expo, many of the impressive constructions and decorations were kept, while new residential, commercial, and office buildings were added to form a thriving, mixed-use district consisting exclusively of modern architecture and making the most of its river-facing location by offering a number of leisure facilities.

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Map of Lisbon/Parque das Nações

Although Parque das Nações is quite far away from downtown Lisbon, it is reasonably easy to get there by metro line  Vermelha  (red line), train, or bus to Orient station.

  • 1 Gare do Oriente (Lisbon Oriente Station). This spectacular intermodal station was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava for Expo '98. It provides rail, metro, local bus, and long-distance coach service. It's a station on Portugal's Alfa Pendular high-speed rail, as well as international, intercity, inter-regional, regional, and suburban trains. Gare do Oriente (Q801115) on Wikidata Gare do Oriente on Wikipedia
  • 2 Marina Parque de Nações, Edifício da Capitania, Passeio de Neptuno, +351 21 894 9066, . The marina has moorings measuring 6–25 m (20–82 ft) and various boating services are available.


  • 1 Feira Internacional de Lisboa (FIL), Rua do Bojador, +351 21 892 1500, . This venue, the size of 11 football pitches, hosts trade shows and similar exhibitions. Feira Internacional de Lisboa (Q107610318) on Wikidata
  • 2 Jardim Garcia de Orta. A pleasant riverside garden with sculptures and other artworks. Jardim Garcia d' Orta (Q10305687) on Wikidata
  • 3 Lisbon Oceanarium (Oceanário de Lisboa), +351 21 891 7002. One of the world's largest aquariums. Built by American architect Peter Chermayeff, it hosts thousands of marine species of the oceans, such as sea otters, penguins, and sharks. The main tank is huge, representing the Atlantic environment, with hundreds of small fishes, sharks, barracuda, snappers, and a huge sunfish. Ideal for children. Adults €19, seniors 65+ €13, children 4–12 €10, children 0–3 free, family (2 adults + 2 children up to age 12) €47, extra child €6. Lisbon Oceanarium (Q652806) on Wikidata Lisbon Oceanarium on Wikipedia
  • 4 Pavilhão do Conhecimento - Centro Ciência Viva (Pavilion of Knowledge - Living Science Centre), Largo José Mariano Gago 1, +351 21 891 7100. M–F 10:00–18:00, Sa Su & holidays 10:00–19:00. Ciência Viva is an interactive science and technology museum that aims to make science accessible to all, stimulating experimentation and exploration of the physical world. Adults €10, seniors 65+ €7, youths 12–17 €8, children 3–11 €7, children 2 & under free, family (2 adults + children under 17) €25. Pavilhão do Conhecimento (Q10346955) on Wikidata
  • 5 Ponte Vasco da Gama (Vasco da Gama Bridge). It is the longest bridge in Europe (including viaducts), and ninth longest in the world, with a total length of 17.2 km (10.7 mi), including 0.829 km (0.515 mi) for the main bridge, 11.5 km (7.1 mi) in viaducts, and 4.8 km (3.0 mi) in dedicated access roads. Vasco da Gama Bridge (Q233737) on Wikidata Vasco da Gama Bridge on Wikipedia


  • 1 Altice Arena (formerly MEO Arena, originally Pavilhão Atlântico), Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, +351 21 891 8409, . This 20,000-seat arena hosts touring rock bands and Brazilian musicians. Altice Arena (Q1463929) on Wikidata Altice Arena on Wikipedia
  • 2 Casino Lisboa, Alameda dos Oceanos 45, +351 21 892 9000, . Among the gambling opportunities here are slot machines, poker, roulette, black jack, and baccarat. They have two restaurants, four bars, two entertainment venues, and an art gallery. Casino Lisboa, Portugal (Q2941105) on Wikidata Casino Lisboa (Portugal) on Wikipedia


Vasco Da Gama shopping mall
  • 1 Centro Vasco da Gama (Metro: Oriente Station). M–F 10:00–22:30, Sa Su 08:00–22:30. A large shopping mall in the Parque Expo, featuring many international brands and a food court. There are 170 stores, including 33 restaurants, a health club, a hypermarket, and a 6-screen cinema. Centro Vasco da Gama (Q2944893) on Wikidata





This district travel guide to Parque das Nações is a usable article. It has information for getting in as well as some complete entries for restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.