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A Walk in the Park

Do you like modern architecture and urban art?! Through the old industrial area reconverted for the 1998 exhibition. Discover Parque das Nações, a modern and cosmopolitan neighborhood.

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.

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Price: 130 € / máx. 6 People
Meet Your guide: Oriente Station
Duration: 03:30
Dificulty: 2 - easy/moderate
Inclusions: Guide fee, guide transportation.
Exclusions: This walkingtour does not include tickets to the Lisbon Oceanarium.
Please Note : Payment must be made by Paypal up to 48 hours before the tour, right after payment I will confirm the tour reservation, time and meeting point with the group. Recommended comfortable shoes.

Level 1 – Easy

Flat terrain without obstacles. Wheelchair accessible. Duration 2h

Level 2 – Easy to Moderate

Mainly flat terrain (about 70% flat), gentle climbs and descents. Some steps. Wheelchair accessible only with the help of a third party. Duration is around 2 to 3 hours.

Level 3 – Moderate

Terrain about 40 to 60% flat. Moderate climbs and descents. Steps. not wheelchair accessible. Duration 3 hours 

Level 4 – Demanding

 Terrain about 20% to 40% flat. Some steep climbs and descends. Steps and uneven surfaces. Recommend for fit travelers. Duration between 3 to 5 hours.

Level 5 – Difficult 

Rolling and often steep terrain, 10 to 20% flat terrain. Uneven surfaces. Recommended for travelers used to hiking tours in nature. 

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Marta Martins