Located in the eastern part of Lisbon and boasting a vast riverfront, Parque das Nações (the Park of Nations) hosts a wide variety of facilities, including a marina, a train station and a pleasant shopping centre in addition to extensive cultural, leisure, residential and commercial zones.
The Pavilhão de Portugal Pavilion, a daring architectural project designed by Álvaro Siza that surprises visitors, stands out for its contribution to Portugal’s cultural heritage. The oceanarium, the large multi-purpose space of the Pavilhão Atlântico Pavilion, the Teatro Camões Theatre, a variety of exhibition spaces and even design shops await you in a space designed for pedestrian movement, where water plays the main role. The green spaces are unforgettable. Don’t miss the Jardins da Água (Water Gardens); the Garcia de Orta Garden; the Jardim das Ondas (Wave Garden); the Parque Tejo (Tagus Park), a long strip along the river in which the skate park is located; and the Bowling Internacional de Lisboa (Lisbon International Bowling Alley).
A superb panoramic view of the River Tagus and the city can be had both at the Torre Vasco da Gama (Vasco da Gama Tower) and in the 1 km cable car ride crossing the Park. The Pavilhão do Conhecimento dos Mares (Knowledge of the Seas Pavilion) is today the Museu Ciência Viva (Living Science Museum).
This large park is also home to bars, restaurants and esplanades stretching along the river as well as a fabulous open-air amphitheatre, the Sony Plaza, where you can watch events live on a giant screen.
Simply put, this place is a must-see for anyone wanting to get to know Lisbon and the River Tagus.