Parque das Nacoes, Lisbon

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A contemporary, multipurpose space, Parque das Nacoes was the site of Expo 98. Before 1998, when the area was home to the World Exposition, it was an industrial zone that was not used for recreational, residential, or commercial purposes. The parish was rejuvenated after the event and is still referred to as Expo by many locals. Today you can walk along the area's promenade past several fountains and the park's waterfall. Tour the Lisbon Oceanarium, explore the Vasco da Gama shopping mall, or go to a show at the Atlantic Pavilion concert hall. The parish is also home to a large marina that has a pier for cruises, pontoon for events, and places to watch birds. Make Parque das Nacoes part of your personalized Lisbon itinerary using our Lisbon travel route tool .
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  • August 19, 2017
    I will not refer to the Parque das Nações offers to its visitors. I will say, so only, that no visit to Lisbon is complete without including this space. More, a tourist who is limited to Bethlehem and the Baixa/Chiado gets an idea about reducing what is today the city of Lisbon.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Nine district next to the oceanarium friendly restaurants a mall with a food court
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  • August 18, 2017
    The Parque das Nações is a large and very beautiful place, where is the wonderful Shopping Vasco da Gama. Here happened to Expo 98, is close to the airport on the edge of the Tagus River. The complex includes the cable car, shopping, the Oceanarium and the Convention Center. The wonderful architecture is designed by Santiago Calatrava. To get here just take the metro (red line) and get off at the station. Take the opportunity to eat in the Food Court of the Mall where there are many inexpensive options. The Park is free.
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