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Parque das Nações

Upon arriving at Parque das Nações from Lisbon's centre, you're transported to a modern marvel that's steeped in history. Designed to showcase Portugal's technological prowess, the area seamlessly blends contemporary architecture with nods to the nation's golden age.

Originally built to host the Expo '98 World Exhibition, the site underwent a remarkable transformation from an industrial wasteland to a vibrant urban hub. Renamed Parque das Nações post-expo it has become a thriving district for exhibitions, business, and leisure. Its prime riverside location offers affluent Lisboetas contemporary living and easy access to the rest of Portugal. This revitalisation project, sparked by the 500th anniversary of Vasco da Gama's voyage, aimed to highlight Portugal's maritime heritage and ecological importance.

The Expo '98, with its global theme centred around the oceans, garnered international acclaim, hosting 142 nations and organisations. Today, Parque das Nações stands as a testament to urban renewal, showcasing Lisbon's blend of past, present, and future. Explore this dynamic district and immerse yourself in its rich history and modern charm.

Top Attractions

MEO Arena

Fformerly Pavilhão Atlántico & Altice Arena. One of the largest in the EU.


A great way for the whole family to spend the day at Europe's largest aquarium.

Ponte Vasco da Gama

Once Europe's longest bridge.

Telecabine Lisboa

Discover the Parque das Nações from a whole new perspective aboard the Telecabine Lisboa. This iconic cable car ride offers an exhilarating journey above the Tagus River, granting unparalleled views of the district's landmarks, including the Vasco da Gama Bridge and the Pavilion of Portugal. Ideal for tourists seeking a memorable experience, the Telecabine Lisboa promises panoramic vistas and photo opportunities galore. Whether you're exploring the city with family, friends, or solo, this attraction provides an unforgettable aerial adventure. Don't miss the chance to elevate your Lisbon experience with a ride on the Telecabine Lisboa, where every moment promises awe-inspiring vistas and unforgettable memories. Book your tickets today and embark on a journey of discovery high above the city streets.

Adult Single: €7.50/Rtn: €9.50,
Child 3-12 yrs Single: €5.50/Rtn: €6.50,
Child under 2 FREE

Passeio das Tágides (North Station), 1990-280, Parque das Nações, Lisbon, Portugal.
38° 46' 24.5" N | 09° 05' 29.0" W
+351 218 956 143 | |  Website

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Torre de Vasco da Gama

Torre de Vasca da Gama
The 500th anniversary of Vasco da Gama's voyage to India was the inspiration of the architects Leonor Janeiro, Nicholas Jacobs and the architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Its concrete central core representing a ship's mast and the curved lattice steel frame its sail, in the distinctive shape of a caravel, an early design of a trading ship used by the Portuguese. Onto the top of this mighty structure, the tallest in Portugal, where the crows nest would be is an observation deck and a panoramic restaurant which are accessible through three elevators. When the tower first opened for Expo'98 there was a four-story structure that represented the ship's bow which since has been demolished to make way for the new Myriad luxury hotel, the design of which completes the sail shape concept.

Rua do Cais das Naus, 1990-173, Parque das Nações, Lisbon, Portugal.
38º 46' 31.5" N | 09º 05' 36.9" W
+351 211 107 600 | |  Website

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Pavilhão de Portugal

After various uses, this building is now part of the University of Lisbon (Universidade de Lisboa) but was originally constructed for Expo 98 as the home of Portugal's representation at the world fair. It was designed by the Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza Vieira. It is renowned for its large pre-stressed concrete roof which joins the two halves of the edifice. It weighs a staggering 400 tonnes and is an award-winning masterpiece of engineering. This design is based on the idea of a sheet of paper placed on two bricks. The university plan to use the building to host initiatives and events with education, scientific research and cultural theme.

Rossio dos Olivais, Largo Bartolomeu Dias, Parque das Nações, Lisbon, Portugal.
38° 45' 58.8" N | 09° 05' 42.1" W
+351 218 918 409 | |  Website

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Gardens, Promenade and Urban Art

Gardens, Promenade and Urban Art
Some of the nicest legacies from the Expo'98 are the gardens, riverfront promenade, various sculptures and urban art. The beautiful landscaped themed gardens and promenade can be found for quite a distance along the riverside, gardens such as the Alameda dos Oceanos, Cabeço das Rolas, Esplanada D.Carlos I, Jardins Garcia d'Orta and Jardim de Água (Water Garden). The latter is latticed with streams, ponds water features and fountains.

Look out for the water volcanoes (although they remind me of giant walnut whips) that spout water from their tops and send waves of water cascading small canals. At the far end of the promenade is the 10-metre tall statue of Catherine of Braganza (as pictured) by the artist Audrey Flack. The spiky looking statue in front of the MEO Arena is called homem-sol by Jorge Vieira.

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Marina Parque das Nações

Characterised by its rare beauty it is an open port facing the Tagus estuary with a capacity of 600 berths. It receives vessels up to 25m in the south basin and cruises or mega-yachts up to 230m in the Ponte Cais. It is the focal centre for marine tourism in the park and the city of Lisbon. There are a handful of bars, restaurants and cafés for your refreshment. The nautical centre offers a range of water activities from river cruises, sailing to canoeing, windsurfing and paddle surf. There are various sailing courses for people of all ages and abilities.

Edifício da Capitania, Passeio de Neptuno, 1990-193, Portugal.
38º 45' 22.2" N | 09º 05' 33.1" W | +351 218 949 066

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Pavilhão do Conhecimento (Ciência viva)
Within the Pavilion of Knowledge an interactive museum of science and technology presenting exhibitions and events in a family orientated and approachable way. There are many hands-on exhibits and experiments which engages the visitor with the topic matter. Permanent exhibits include flight simulators and holograms.
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Tuesday - Friday: 10h00 - 18h00, Weekends & Holidays: 11h00 - 19h00, Mondays: CLOSED
Adult: €8.00, OAP: €5.00, Child (6-17): €5.00, Child (3-5): €4.00, Infant (Under 2): Free.
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Pavilhão do Conhecimento, Alameda dos Oceanos, Lote 2.10.01, 1990-223. Portugal.
38° 45′ 44.2″ N | 09° 05′ 44.1″ W | + 351 218 917 100
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Melia Lisboa Oriente Hotel

Melia Lisboa Oriente Hotel ★ ★ ★ ★

This renovated hotel in the heart of Lisbon’s Parque das Naçoes is surrounded by trendy restaurants. It offers free Wi-Fi, a brand new restaurant and renovated spacious rooms. Rooms at Melia Lisboa Oriente Hotel are bright and airy and have satellite TV, a seating area and a tea/coffee maker. They overlook the former EXPO 98 site and its many innovative buildings. Some rooms also look out over the water. The brand new restaurant serves international breakfasts and offers an à la carte service and a dish of the day, based on the Bistrô & Tapas concept. The famous Oceanarium and the Lisbon Casino are also close by. Lisbon city centre can be reached within 15 minutes using public transport.

Av. D. João II Lote 1.16 02.B, Parque das Nacoes, 1990-083 Lisbon, Portugal.

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The Homeboat Company (Boat)

The Homeboat Company (Boat)

The Home boat Company Parque das Nações-Lisboa features accommodation with free private parking. The air-conditioned units are furnished with parquet floors and feature a private bathroom, a flat-screen TV, free WiFi, desk, a living room, an equipped kitchenette, patio and views over the river. There is seating and a dining area in all units. The boat offers a continental or gluten-free breakfast. The Homeboat Company Parque das Nações-Lisboa has a garden and sun terrace, which can be enjoyed by guests.

Edifício da Capitania Passeio de Neptuno, Parque das Nacoes, 1990-193 Lisbon, Portugal.
38º 43" 00.1' N | 09º 07" 59.9' W

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Olissippo Oriente

Olissippo Oriente ★ ★ ★ ★

The Olissippo Oriente Hotel is a modern 4 star unit located at "Parque das Nações" in Lisbon. Stands out as one of its main features, the proximity to the Oceanarium, the Exhibition Centre (FIL), the Vasco da Gama Shopping Centre and the Lisbon Casino.

Av. D. João II, Lote, 1990-083 Lisboa, Portugal.
38° 45' 53.70" N | 09° 05' 52.1' W

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The Hippopotamus

The Hippopotamus

The Hippopotamus restaurant, the most recent development at the Tivoli Oriente in Lisbon, promises to surprise true fans of grilled meat. With relaxed decoration and a family atmosphere, this Lisbon restaurant is now the place to meet in Parque das Nações in Lisbon, for anyone looking to enjoy the best in grilled meat, done to perfection. The menu is varied with different meat and fish dishes, but without doubt, beef takes pride of place, which true devotees will appreciate. Located on the ground floor and with direct outside access, it is ideal for a quick lunch or a relaxing dinner with family or friends.

Daily: 12h00 – 00h00
Av. D. João II, n.º 27 Parque das Nações 1990-083 Lisboa, Portugal.
40º 44' 30.8" N | 73º 59' 21.5" W | +351 218 915 100 | | Website

Restaurante Peixaria

Restaurante Peixaria

A Peixaria Restaurant opened recently, offering a wide range of top-quality fish, delivered daily from the best fishing ports. This great restaurant is located in the Expo Zone, a privileged location next to the River (Mar dal Palha) and at the bottom of the Torre Vasco Gama. The restaurant seats 350 diners, with three dining areas, overlooking the esplanade at the river's edge.

Daily: 11h00 - 23h00
31 Rua da Pimenta, Parque das Nações, 1990-254, Lisbon, Portugal .
38º 45' 48.6" N | 09º 05' 37.6" W | +351 218 961 040 | | Website

Irish & Co

Irish & Co

Irish and Portuguese people have a lot in common: good humour, joy, companionship and friendship at the table. Irish & Co. in Parque das Nações invites you to experience the Irish way and to make a toast to life.

Daily: 12h00 – 00h00
57-61 Rua da Pimenta, Parque das Nações - 1900-280 Lisboa, Portugal .
38º 42' 01.5" N | 09º 10' 36.2" W | +351 218 940 558 | | Website | Facebook

Only 2.3 miles (3.8km) east of Lisbon Portela Airport Website

The park is ideally placed on the crossroads of major roads, the A1 from the north, A12 from the east, the IP7 from the South and the A36 from the west.
Latitude - 38º 46' 1.2" | Longitude - 09º 5' 36.15"


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Urban train service (comboios urbanos)
The new Sintra and Azambuja line trains times mean you don't have to wait so long to get to Oriente station
• Linha de Sintra/Azambuja Timetable

Intercity train services (comboios intercidades)
Oriente station also serves intercity trains from both the North and South, including the Alfa Pendular Timetable

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The Red line (Linha Vermelha) goes to the park (Oriente) from the city centre or from the Airport: Website
Carris routes to Parque nas Nações from various areas around the city: Website
• 705 - Estação Oriente (interface) - Estação Roma-Areeiro: Timetable
• 708 - Martim Moniz - Parque Nações Norte: Timetable
• 744 - Marquês Pombal - Moscavide (Qta. Laranjeiras): Timetable
• 759 - If you're not in a hurry this bus starts from Restauradores then through some of the main tourist areas in the Baixa such as Rossio, Praça de Comércio before running along the Alfama riverside onwards to Oriente bus station: Restauradores - Estação Oriente (Interface): Timetable

• 794 - Terreiro do Paço - Estação Oriente (Interface): Timetable