Parque das Nacoes
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Neighborhood: Parque das Nações
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.
How to get there
  • Oriente • 6 min walk
  • Cabo Ruivo • 7 min walk
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Carlos Ferreira. (PORTUCALE.LOVE)
Albufeira, Portugal90 contributions
Family
Dom Bacalhau restaurant (cod fish restaurant ) have a best localization in Lisbon city. (Parque das Nações) Find all the Diferente ways to make the dish with cod fish. This Traditional Portuguese food is delicious.. With the green wine (Alvarinho) it is unique. Have fun
Written April 1, 2020
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Malgorzata
11,263 contributions
A lovely little strip of land along the Tagus river. It is wonderful to walk around the Parque das Nacoes at any time of the year. It also looked like a great spot to go on a lunch break. If you are looking for a nice spot for a stroll, This is that place.
Written February 15, 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,789 contributions
Popular place on the weekend as there are things to do for families like the big aquarium. Also nice walks along the riverfront, views of the big bridge. The unusual modern architecture is an attraction. Huge train station here, as well as the Metro.
Written April 17, 2022
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Linda S
Wilmette, IL40 contributions
Friends
A large group of buildings, art, and shops etc along the walk from the Nations Plaza ( small display of country flags) to oceanarium and beyond. We took the tram on site for the view and for the novelty and then walked by mistake way past the Oceanarium to the end of,the walk where the car dealerships started. The Oceanarium is directly outside the tram stop!
My friend thought it wasn’t worth the time but so I enjoyed the art and ambience. Could be skipped for sure! We did not go into the oceanarium.
Written February 14, 2020
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WorldTravellerSoon
Canada304 contributions
We came to Parque das Nacoes on a Thursday afternoon. The area was not busy at all. It is a nice and modern area in Lisbon, which has a huge contrast from the old historic vide of Alfama.

The previous Expo site can be easily accessed with metro red-line, train or bus. It is also next to the Vasco de Gamma Mall and Oceanarium.

We walked along the Tagus River and enjoy looking at the Expo site and world flags. We also took a cable car to see the river and the area from a different angle. It was such an enjoyable visit.
Written April 29, 2022
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Naples, FL4,465 contributions
We had a hotel close to the airport booked on our last night and decided to spend the evening before our morning flight out of Lisbon at Parque das Nações. It was a quick taxi ride there and back from our hotel. There is a fair amount to do here, although we did not find it as enjoyable as other sites we had seen in Portugal.
Cable cars (gondola ride)
Oceanarium
Science museum
Vasco de Gama Shopping centre
Orient train station
Vasco de Gama tower
Flags of Expo 98 participating nations
Urban art
Lots of restaurants
I wouldn't come out here in the middle of your trip to Lisbon, unless you came on a Monday when many sites/museums are closed, or you did it the last evening of your trip like we did.
Written October 10, 2019
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WorcesterLinda
Worcester, UK158 contributions
Couples
If you want a change from the historic sights in the centre of Lisbon, then head for the Parque das Nacoes. This area was created for Expo 98: as such it does look a little tired in places.
To reach Parque da Naceos, take the red line of the metro in the direction of the airport to Oriente station. The station itself is attractive, with a dramatic frontage of white fan-shaped curves.
Immediately opposite the station is a fairly large shopping mall, which seems to be popular with the locals. If you continue through the mall, you come out by the River Tejo. An avenue of flags of the world takes you down to the waterfront, from where you can see the cable car, which runs for about 1100 metres along the water’s edge. Although you can buy a return ticket on the cable car, we felt there was little merit in this because you come out around the halfway point of its course. We turned right and enjoyed a pleasant walk past gardens and water features to the right hand terminal, from which we took a single journey to the terminal by the Vasco de Gama bridge and tower. The panoramic views from the cable car were spectacular as we approached the bridge. For us, this was the highlight of the area – and all for 4 euros (2 euros for over 65s)
Written March 3, 2015
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S&L
Montreal, Canada22 contributions
Couples
Nothing to visit. Absolutely of no interest whatsoever. The explanatios offered in the Yellow Bus tour are the these building were constructed for the Universal Exposition. The style of architecture resembles the 50’s . Beuuuuurk.
Written August 23, 2018
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bfltd0
London, UK659 contributions
Couples
Take the tube to Oriente and get out - you will need to go through the Vasco de Gama shopping centre to get to the seafront but that is hardly a chore! There are lots of good quality shops in there as well as some nice looking restaurants in the shopping centre but once you get on the seafront, there is a great choice of restaurants on as you head up north.

This is a very good use of the old Expo space, with a load of new flats and retail areas - and only a few metro stops from the main area of Lisbon.

Didn't get the chance to visit the aquarium which has good reviews - maybe next time.
Written September 23, 2017
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mysummerstar
Gloucestershire28 contributions
Family
Hop on /off cable car, with discount for under 12's. Worth the money for a different view of Lisbon , children loved the experience.
Written July 30, 2016
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