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Parque das Nacoes

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Address: Avenida Joao II 13B, Lisbon, Portugal
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Wonderful modern architecture

We stayed in this area and were surprised by the architecture and modern features. It had a lot to offer though including the main subway station, the Vasco de Gama Mall, the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Markham, Canada
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Birmingham England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent a couple of hours here happily wandering around, walked up to the Vasco de Gama bridge (very impressive), Oceanarium, Oriente station for its architecture, cablecar, also restaurants and green space. Also shopping & science museum (Pavilhao do Conhecimento- Ciencia Viva)

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in this area and were surprised by the architecture and modern features. It had a lot to offer though including the main subway station, the Vasco de Gama Mall, the Oceanarium, a great waterfront and a number of hotels and restaurants. For a main urban area, we found prices in shops and restaurants very reasonable. The food offerings... More 

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The look of this station is very impressive and can be see from a long way away. When we got closer, then we appreciated how busy it was. As well as trains, you can also catch the tram, coach and bike. The station is only the beginning as there are so many other interesting things to grab your attention there.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled here by underground and loved the way the buildings were. There's a massive shopping centre and lots of eating places that one is spoilt for choice.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My hotel was near the park and it proved to be a great place for walking, morning runs and finding restaurants. During the day it offered great vistas of the river, the Vasco de Gama bridge, access to the cable cars and beautiful garden areas for strolling and sitting. A nice way to balance the intensity of the hills and... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Calatrava's Oriente Station is an astonishingly elegant building, but on close inspection it is actually rather depressing. The concrete is dirty, there is graffiti everywhere, the glass looks like it hasn't been cleaned in years. The Vasco da Gama mall across the street is nice (good food court) but basically like every other mall in the world. Unless you come... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Close to the shopping centre, it is one of the most modern areas in the city. Just by the river, there are a lot of restaurants and bars. There is also a cable car going from one side of the park to the other.

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We came here because we'd read about the train station designed by Calatrava. Sorry but it's a mess and a very poorly maintained mess at that. Don't waste your time.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

If you have a specific reason to be in this area (eg for the excellent aquarium) then by all means go but this isn't an area you'd want to walk around for fun. The place is a ghost town with virtually no one milling around (unlike the rest of Lisbon which is always busy). Almost everything is grey and lifeless,... More 

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Faro, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Expo or Parque das Nacoes is the new up coming area of Lisbon. although not in the city center ( 20/30 minutes drive/metro) it all kicked in when big companies started mooving their bisuness their to take advantage of the infra structures done when it hosted the expo, I love the area, it offers you a lot. from cable cars,... More 

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This neighborhood was built up at the end of the 1990s mostly because of the Expo '98. The pavilions and structures that once were the home of all the Expo's attractions and exhibits are still culturally and artistically significant. In Parque das Nações you'll explore conference and concert pavilions, a shopping center, trendy restaurants and an enjoyable cable car ride you can't miss out on. On top of this, the amazing Lisbon Oceanarium (one of the most spectacular things you'll ever see in the city) will take your breath away: its respect and will to preserve natural wildlife is uncanny. Easily accessible by metro, bus or taxi from the city center, Parque das Nações is highly recommended for anyone who'll spend more than 3 days in the Portuguese capital.
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