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What to see and do in Parque das Nações

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Parque das Nações is located on the eastern side of Lisbon, and though it is far from the center, it is one of the busiest and culturally richest parts of Lisbon. All those are, of course, related to the 1998 World Expo and its everlasting mark on this side of the Tejo river. This article is a collection of every great thing you can find in Parque das Nações.

Parque das Nações
Parque das Nações
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Museums

There are some very interesting museums and exhibition halls you can visit in Parque das Nações. First of all is the marvelous Oceanarium, an overall calming experience for animal lovers (be sure to check the temporary exhibition).

Oceanário de Lisboa
Oceanário de Lisboa
Esplanada Dom Carlos I s/nº, 1990-005 Lisboa, Portugal

Then you have the Pavilhão do Conhecimento, a wonderful museum based on science, that is great for children and adults.

Pavilhão do Conhecimento
Pavilhão do Conhecimento
Largo José Mariano Gago, 1990-071 Lisboa, Portugal

Other places to see, are the imposing Pavilhão de Portugal (made by the renowned architect Álvaro Siza Viera) and the FIL (the Lisbon International Fair).

Pavilhão de Portugal
Pavilhão de Portugal
Alameda dos Oceanos, 1990 Lisboa, Portugal
Feira Internacional de Lisboa (FIL)
Feira Internacional de Lisboa (FIL)
R. do Bojador, 1990 Lisboa, Portugal
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Gardens

There are three major gardens in Parque das Nações were you can take a relaxing walk side by side with the river Tejo. You can find the Water Gardens, next to the Oceanarium, the long Garcia de Orta next to the river and the restaurants, and the larger Passeio dos Heróis do Mar, that goes all the way to the bridge.

Jardins de Água
Jardins de Água
1990-011 Lisboa, Portugal
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Jardim Garcia de Orta
Jardim Garcia de Orta
R. Alfredo Pimenta, 1500 Lisboa, Portugal
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Jardim do Passeio dos Heróis do Mar
Jardim do Passeio dos Heróis do Mar
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© André Jesus

Others

Besides those places, there are many more things to see! For example, the Vasco da Gama shopping mall, which is connected to the modern Oriente train/bus station.

Centro Comercial Vasco da Gama
Centro Comercial Vasco da Gama
Av. Dom João II 40, 1990-036 Lisboa, Portugal
Gare do Oriente
Gare do Oriente
Av. Dom João II MB 1990-221 Lisboa, Av. Dom João II MB, 1990-084 Lisboa, Portugal
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Or the Lisbon Casino, where free concerts are held from time to time.

Casino Lisboa
Casino Lisboa
Alameda dos Oceanos 45, 1990-204 Lisboa, Portugal

And speaking of concerts, there is also Altice Arena, the largest concert hall in the city, that houses concerts, events, festivals, and many more.

Altice Arena
Altice Arena
Rossio dos Olivais, 1990-221 Lisboa, Portugal

And lastly there are the cable cars that can offer a panoramic view of the whole area!

Teleférico Parque das Nações
Teleférico Parque das Nações
Passeio das Tágides, 1990 Lisboa, Portugal
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I am André, from Portugal. I grew up in the south, but I live in Lisbon. Whenever I can, I go out and experience whatever Portugal has to offer. And I'm here to share those experiences!

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