Parque das Nações (Park of Nations) is the newest district in Lisbon, having emerged from an urban renewal programme leading to the World Exhibition of Lisbon 1998, also known as Expo’98. The area suffered massive changes giving Parque das Nações a futuristic look. The area has become another commercial and higher end residential area for the city. Central to this is the Gare do Oriente (Orient railway station), one of the main transport hubs of Lisbon for trains, buses, taxis and the metro. Its glass and steel columns are inspired by Gothic architecture, lending the whole structure a visual fascination (especially in sunlight or when illuminated at night). It was designed by the architect Santiago Calatravafrom Valencia, Spain. Across the street, through Vasco da Gama Mall, is Parque das Nações (Park of the Nations), site of the 1998 World Expo.
The area is pedestrian-friendly with new buildings, restaurants, gardens, the Casino Lisbon, the FIL building (International Exhibition and Fair), the Camões Theatre, as well as the Oceanário de Lisboa (Lisbon Oceanarium), the second largest in the world. The district’s MEO Arena, seating 20,000, has staged events from concerts to basketball tournaments
Lisbon is easily accessible from most cities around the world
The international airport is located in the neighbourhood of Lisbon. Downtown can be accessed through the public transportation system (bus, subway, taxi).
Pavilhão do Conhecimento is central in terms of transportations, being served by surface and underground trains, bus, and taxis. These provide quick access to all areas of Lisbon.
Subway costs 1,40€ per run. A taxi run between the airport and the venue will, in general be less than 10€.
How to arrive
Subway: Gare do Oriente
Train: Gare do Oriente
Bus: 5, 10, 18, 19, 21, 25, 25a, 28, 44, 50, 68, 81, 82, 85, 114, 208, 210
There is paid parking nearby.