Parque das Nações, arquitetura e bem-estar
Parque das Nações is the living proof that Lisbon is not clinging onto the past. Born from the 1998 Lisbon World Exhibition celebrating Oceans, this is the city’s most modern area.
You can leave your Hostel to the Tejo Promenade, a pedestrian area that takes you to the Telecabine cable car. Take the cable car to the Oceanário and be amazed by the panoramic view over the River Tagus, the Vasco da Gama Bridge and the architecture of Parque das Nações.
A visit to the Oceanário is a must. Here, you’ll find several aquariums with habitats and species from the worldwide oceans. Return on foot along Alameda dos Oceanos to the Portugal Pavillion. This building by architect Siza Vieira is famous for its roof; it also welcomed the Portuguese representation during Expo ‘98.
You can eat just about anything at the Vasco da Gama Shopping Centre and weigh your options for the afternoon. When leaving the shopping center, keep your eyes on the Oriente Station. The coach and train station is the work of architect Santiago Calatrava. By metro, bus and train, you can quickly reach the centre of Lisbon.
If you want to visit a museum, between Parque das Nações and the area of Baixa, you have the Azulejo Museum. You’ll be able to get to know the history of the main Portuguese decorative piece... the tile. At night, there are always great concerts by the best international musicians performing at Altice Arena. The area is buzzing with burger shops, pizzerias, restaurants and outdoor bars.
+ Points of Interest
- FIL – Lisbon Exhibition
- Pavilion of Knowledge
- Lisbon Half Marathon
- Web Summit