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Associations World Congress 2022

5 – 7 September 2022 Lisbon, Portugal Congress

National Park & Lisbon

Park of the Nations (Parque das Nações) is a neighbourhood in Lisbon constructed for the 1998 Lisbon World Exposition. It is a modern area, full of life and open spaces.

Constructed for the 1998 Lisbon World Exposition, this is a space dedicated to leisure, and located in the northeastern part of the city. It's accessible by crossing the Vasco da Gama Bridge or by taking any means of transportation that stops in Gare do Oriente (Lisbon East Railway station), situated in this parish. This modern part of Lisbon has numerous restaurants, bars, theatres, parks, pedestrian areas and a large shopping mall.

One of the most surprising sights in this district is the Oriente train station, designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. This modernist station has a bright glass and steel structure in the form of a tree. This ambitious project includes a metro station, a national and international bus terminal and a high-speed and regional train hub.

Things to do in Parque das Nações

This district houses the second largest aquarium in Europe, Oceanário de Lisboa, which is well worth visiting if you are travelling with children. The Vasco da Gama Tower (Torre Vasco da Gama) offers an excellent observation deck with stunning views over Lisbon and the Ocean and lastly, the Vasco da Gama Bridge is extremely impressive, measuring 11 miles (18 km) long, it is the longest overpass in Europe.

You’ll also enjoy visiting the Water Gardens (Jardim das Águas) and the Palm Trees Garden, which are charming and unique.

You can also take a cable car that travels past the Water Gardens, above the river.