"Parque das Naçoes - Modern part of Lisbon" Parque das Nacoes Tip by Birsen

Parque das Nacoes, Lisbon: 47 reviews and 79 photos

  Parque das Naçoes
by Birsen

The futuristic architecture of Eastern Lisbon is a complete contrast to the city's old quarters. Most of it was built by innovative architects for Expo 98, the World Fair that took place in Portugal's capital between May and September of 1998.

Lisbon's World Fair was special because it hosted a record 130 countries and international organizations, was the 100th international exhibition since the Great Exhibition of London in 1851, the last one of the 20th century, and coincided with the 500th anniversary of Vasco da Gama's arrival in India and the United Nations' "Year of the Oceans."

The theme was "The Oceans: A Heritage for the Future," and the entire area at the eastern end of the city's waterfront was rebuilt for the event. When it was over, the new urban district was dubbed Parque das Nações (Park of Nations), and is now one of the largest urban redevelopment projects in Europe.

We spear a whole day for this part of Lisbon also It was our last day of the trip.

Things you can do here :

Science Museum (a lot of fun)
Oceanario (superb)
Cable car (it is very often)
Train ride in the Park (we walked in the park)
(There is a conbine ticket for these attractions which it costs 16.50?, they sell at the info center infront of the mall, othervise total cost is 24 ?)

Later on you can have a lunch at the Shopping center Vasco de Gama
or Shopping

Address: Around Avenida Dom João II E. & Avenida Berlim
Directions: Metro Oriente Station
Website: http://www.facebook.com/SPnacoes

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 2, 2007
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