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.
Although Parque das Nações is quite far away from downtown Lisbon, it is reasonably easy to get there by metro line(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.
- 2 Marina Parque de Nações, Edifício da Capitania, Passeio de Neptuno, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. This venue, the size of 11 football pitches, hosts trade shows and similar exhibitions.
- 2 Jardim Garcia de Orta. A pleasant riverside garden with sculptures and other artworks.
- 3 Lisbon Oceanarium (Oceanário de Lisboa), ☏ . 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.
- 4 Pavilhão do Conhecimento - Centro Ciência Viva (Pavilion of Knowledge - Living Science Centre), Largo José Mariano Gago 1, ☏ . 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.
- 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.
- 1 Altice Arena (formerly MEO Arena, originally Pavilhão Atlântico), Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. This 20,000-seat arena hosts touring rock bands and Brazilian musicians.
- 2 Casino Lisboa, Alameda dos Oceanos 45, ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. 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.
- 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.
- 1 A Avó Tinha, Porta do Mar 3B, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. Daily 12:00–15:30 & 18:00-23:30. A modern take on traditional Portuguese dishes. €11-23.
- 2 D'Bacalhau, Rua da Pimenta 45, ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. Daily 12:00–17:00 & 19:00–23:00. Specializing in cod, they also serve steaks and other fish. It's along the river with nice views from the upstairs dining room. €13-17.
- 3 Fifty Seconds, Cais das Naus, Lote 2.21.01, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. Tu–Th 19:00–21:30, F Sa 12:30–14:00 & 19:00–21:30, closed Su M. Michelin-starred restaurant by Spanish chef Martín Berasategui, in the Myriad Sana Hotel 120 m (390 ft) up the Vasco da Gama Tower, offering spectacular views. €130-185.
- 4 Oásis Vegetariano, Rua Cais das Naus 12A, ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. M 12:00–16:00, Tu–Sa 10:00–15:30 & 19:30–23:00, closed Su. Vegetarian and vegan dishes. Mid-range.
- 5 Páteo Restaurante, Edifício Adamastor, Avenida Dom João II 11B, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. M–F 12:00–15:30 & 19:00–22:30, Sa 12:00–15:30, closed Su. Traditional Portuguese cuisine. €10-25.
- 1 Ibis Lisboa Parque das Nações Hotel, Rua do Mar Vermelho, Lote 1 07 2 2, ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. Check-in: 12:00, check-out: 12:00. Three-star, 112-room hotel with bar, gym, and free Wi-Fi. €77-112.
- 2 Myriad (by Sana Hotels), Cais das Naus, Lote 2.21.01, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. Check-in: 15:00, check-out: 12:00. Five-star, 186-room hotel at the Vasco da Gama Tower offering panoramic river views. Amenities include indoor pool, spa, gym, restaurant, and bar. €187-272.
- 3 Olissippo Oriente, Avenida Dom João II 32, ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. Four-star, 182-room hotel with bar, conference facilities, business centre, and free Wi-Fi. €104-189.
- 4 Tivoli Oriente Lisboa Hotel, Av. D. João II 27, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. Four-star, 279-room hotel with swimming pool, gym, restaurant, bar, and conference facilities. €93-263.
- 5 Tryp Lisboa Oriente Hotel, Avenida D. João II, Lote 1.16 02.B, ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. Four-star, 207-room hotel with restaurant, bar, conference facilities, concierge, and free Wi-Fi. €97-138.