Parque das Nações



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Parque das Nações

NileGuide Expert Says:

Former Expo'98 site turned 'city within a city'.

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Address:

Avenida D. Joao II
Lote 1.07.2.1
1998-014 Lisbon, Portugal

Neighborhood:

Parque das Nações

Contact:

tel: +351 (0)21 891 9020
fax: +351 (0)21 891 9878

Strenuousness:

No Sweat

Description:

Lisbon's Nations Park evolved from the very successful Expo '98, the last world exposition of the 20th century. Before that, the whole site was an abandoned oil refinery. Regarded as a shining example of imaginative urban redevelopment, Parque das Nações – located east of the city centre near the Vasco da Gama road bridge – is a veritable "city within a city". Visitor attractions abound. The centrepiece Oceanário de Lisboa is Portugal's most popular tourist draw. The Pavilhão Atlântico hosts big name music concerts. There's a theatre and casino, a huge shopping mall and a plethora of cafés and restaurants. A riverfront cable car affords picture-postcard views of the skyline. Lush botanical gardens and water features embroider the landscape. Commercial zones are characterised by eye-catching contemporary architecture. Sleek hotels compete for business. A new marina welcomes an international yachting fraternity. And a network of footpaths, cycle tracks and a skate park keep the active occupied.

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