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Nations Park
This region os Lisbon, which hosted the world exhibition of 1998 (Expo 98), offers much to suit varied interests. Contrary to historical center, Parque das Nações attracts its visitors with its 21st century modern architecture.
Lisbon Oriente: sport and recreation in the Park of Nations
The site was previously a neglected industrial area comprising of a petrol refinery and old seaplane terminal amongst other things. This providied architects and designers with a blank canvas to on which to proove to the World that Portugal was ready to enter the 21st century as a modern, forward thinking democracy.
Park of Nations
Park of Nations
Park of Nations: seen from the Tagus site

There is a promenade along the river and the Vasco da Gama shopping mall that is one of the largestin the country. Most visitors will arrive at the Parque das Nacoes via the metro station of Estaçao do Oriente. The Oceanarium in Parque das Nações was designed by American architect Peter Chermayeff and is the largest in Europe.

The attractions in area include an interactive science museum - the Knowledge Pavilion (Pavilhão do Conhecimento), bicycle rental and open-air concerts in Sony Square (Praça Sony).

Other attractions include a modern casino, water gardens, a viewing tower, a marina, and a number of bars and restaurants with outdoor seating overlooking one of the world’s longest bridge Vasco da Gama Bridge.

The park was built with the general theme of "The oceans, a heritage for the future" and some 142 countries and international organizations participated. Today it offers a unique and exciting experience. It is an excellent area for walking and for enjoying quiet moments of true culture, leisure and entertainment.

The gardens are another great attraction in Expo. Many Lisboetas crowd here at weekends, not just to shop or to see a film but to relax. As the gardens extend north from the Oceanário through a larger park to the new Ponte Vasco da Gama and beyond, it is not surprising that this is the only place in town where you can relax without the noise of passing cars or train. The Garcia de Orta Garden and the Water Garden shouldn’t be missed out in this part of the city.

address: Avenida D. Joao II
Metro: Oriente
Bus: 725,728,744,708,750,759,782,794
Nearby locations
Vasco de Gama Shopping Mall is located in the entrance of the Nations Park, between two striking twin towers designed to look like giant sailboats.
One of the most stunning modern sights in Lisbon is Oriente Station. It houses a railway station, a metro, and a bus terminal.
From the coral reefs to the frozen waters of the South Pole, here you will find it all. Lisbon’s Oceanarium is one of the world’s largest aquariums. It brings together more than 25,000 specimens of high seas in 7,000,000 liters of salty water. It is enjoyed by both children and adults.
The Cable Car provides an air trip over the whole of the Park of Nations, along the river Tagus.
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Park of Nations
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