On this walkingtour come and discover the most modern neighborhood in Lisbon.
With a very degraded industrial past, Parque das Nações was profoundly transformed between 1994 and 1998, to host the last world exhibition of the 20th century.
With emblematic buildings of modern architecture facing the river, this neighborhood is a new centrality in the history of Lisbon.
We’ll start our walking tour at the elegant Oriente station. Conceived to be one of the entry points during the Expo, it is now one of the main stations in the city, connecting the neighborhood to the rest of the city.
A few steps away, we will find the Galp tower, a preserved vestige of the industrial past of the entire surrounding area, which is currently classified as part of the industrial heritage.
Next to the river, we will find the Lisbon Oceanarium “anchored”. Built from scratch for the exhibition, this emblematic aquarium recreates the different marine ecosystems inside, demonstrating that the sea works as a single unit.
Close by, we can see the Portugal pavilion, which, like the Oceanarium, is a project from the period of Expo98, designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira.
We will walk a few meters, parallel to the river to appreciate the landscape and glimpse the immensity of the river. It is on the northern edge of the neighborhood that we will find the Vasco da Gama bridge, an elegant road structure that connects to the south of the tagus.
Crossing the beautiful gardens in the residential area, we will return to Oriente station, ending our walking tour here.
To find out more, come with me!