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Parque das Nacoes

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Close to the shopping centre, it is one of the most modern areas in the city. Just by the river, there are a lot of restaurants and bars. There is also a cable car going from one... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Cork, Ireland
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Calatrava's Oriente Station is an astonishingly elegant building, but on close inspection it is actually rather depressing. The concrete is dirty, there is graffiti everywhere, the glass looks like it hasn't been cleaned in years. The Vasco da Gama mall across the street is nice (good food court) but basically like every other mall in the world. Unless you come... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Close to the shopping centre, it is one of the most modern areas in the city. Just by the river, there are a lot of restaurants and bars. There is also a cable car going from one side of the park to the other.

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here because we'd read about the train station designed by Calatrava. Sorry but it's a mess and a very poorly maintained mess at that. Don't waste your time.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have a specific reason to be in this area (eg for the excellent aquarium) then by all means go but this isn't an area you'd want to walk around for fun. The place is a ghost town with virtually no one milling around (unlike the rest of Lisbon which is always busy). Almost everything is grey and lifeless,... More 

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Faro, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Expo or Parque das Nacoes is the new up coming area of Lisbon. although not in the city center ( 20/30 minutes drive/metro) it all kicked in when big companies started mooving their bisuness their to take advantage of the infra structures done when it hosted the expo, I love the area, it offers you a lot. from cable cars,... More 

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Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Young and trending, must nice and new office space is located here, nice to do bussiness, good places to have some lunch, well conected via metro and buses. There is a small mal. There are exhibits and of course the oceanario

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this "neighbourhood" of Lisbon in december, and it was very dead. There are only a couple of nice statues/structures and small gardens (kind of boring this time of year though), and an overwhelming amount of big, touristy fast food restaurants. However, it was still a nice area to just walk around in on a sunny winter's day. It's... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking in Parque das Nações, you can stai close to interesting attractions. There are Lisbon Oceanarium, Pavilhão do Conhecimento, Shopping Center Vasco da Gama, Casino, a lot of restaurants, and lots of nature close to river. Kids must like it, specially in summer because it's a good place to ride bike, skating, run, see fish and birds. A good place... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Parque das Nações is located by the river. Mainly a residential neighbourhood but with plenty of shops (Vasco da Gama shopping center is here), restaurants and bars. It s a lovely place to walk or ride a bike. There are plenty of hotels located in this area. Easiest way to get there is by tube/metro (Gare do Oriente station, on... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

On a good day this is a lovely place to visit with super views of the Vasco de Garma bridge. Particularly good fun was to ride the cable car the length of the park alongside the waterfront.

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Parque das Nacoes
This neighborhood was built up at the end of the 1990s mostly because of the Expo '98. The pavilions and structures that once were the home of all the Expo's attractions and exhibits are still culturally and artistically significant. In Parque das Nações you'll explore conference and concert pavilions, a shopping center, trendy restaurants and an enjoyable cable car ride you can't miss out on. On top of this, the amazing Lisbon Oceanarium (one of the most spectacular things you'll ever see in the city) will take your breath away: its respect and will to preserve natural wildlife is uncanny. Easily accessible by metro, bus or taxi from the city center, Parque das Nações is highly recommended for anyone who'll spend more than 3 days in the Portuguese capital.
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