The Park of the Nations

The Park of the Nations

Park of the Nations is a part of Lisbon where more than 30.000 people live. This part of the city covers an area of 5400 km2. It was created in 1998 as a part of the city where the world exhibition "EXPO" was held. On that occasion, this part was turned into a modern residential and commercial district. In the Nation Park, which is much more than a green park, there is a newly built marina with over 600 berths for luxury yachts and boats. Nearby is the mouth of the river Tagus, where various species of birds gather, so it is possible to observe birds from a special place from the marina. By the way, the mouth of the river Tagus is one of the largest mouths in Europe.

This park is said to be a rebuilt part of Lisbon. Here are modern office buildings, apartment buildings, public modern installations, the Cameo Theater and the Lisbon Aquarium. Like any modern district, this one also has numerous modern and more expensive restaurants, international and Portuguese cuisine, shops of high fashion brands. In the "Vasco da Gama" center there are boutiques, restaurants, cinemas. Exhibitions are often organized in the Knowledge Pavilion, which are designed so that both children and adults can visit them.

There is also a cable car that provides a nice adrenaline pleasure and enjoyment of the ride and the view. The cable car runs from the Vasco da Gama bridge and the Vasco da Gama building, which is also the tallest building in Lisbon. The place that is destined for maximum entertainment, and is located in the Park of Nations, is "Casino Lisbon", on four floors, for 24 hours of gambling and betting with music, food and drink. Great attention is drawn to the giant Iberian cat statue, in various colors and made of consumables and waste materials. Due to its unusual and oddly appearance, this statue makes this part of Lisbon especially urban.

It is necessary to set aside half a day for a tour of this neighborhood and the best transportation to Park of the Nations is the red metro line. It is best to use an interactive map to tour the park, which in addition to being very interesting is also very useful.

The order in which it is recommended to tour the park, which covers the entire park, is as follows:

  • Railway station Oriente (ticket price to the station costs 1.50 €)
  • Vasco da Gama Center
  • Iberian cat statue
  • Lisbon Casino
  • then Science Center Knowledge Pavilion (adults 9 €, children 6 €)
  • Aquarium (16 € adults, children 10 €)
  • by cable car to the ‘‘Aqua’’ and ‘‘Garcia de Orta’’ gardens to the Vasco da Gama tower. A one-way cable car ticket costs 4 €, and a return ticket costs 6 €.
Lunch or dinner is recommended in the Vasco da Gama center, where a meal costs around 7 €.

Author of the text:

Maja Glavaš, Bachelor with Honours in Communicology. Works in Tourism.
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