Lisbon, Portugal

Parque das Nações

Parque das Nações (Park of Nations) was originally the site of Expo 98 and since has been transformed into the striking ultra modern side of traditional Lisbon. About 7 km northeast of central Lisbon, the park borders the River Tagus estuary, and there is a path along the bay-like Tejo River for a good part of the way. There’s an Oceanarium, a cable car along the water, a large shopping center, a discovery museum, Lisbon’s casino and a host of other attractions with a water theme. It’s also a popular area for nightlife.

Our route is a 4.6 mile tour, starting at the Estação do Oriente rail hub. The first mile is along the the main Alameda dos Oceanos, passing the Vasco Da Gama Shopping Centre and several modern buildings, including Expo Park. You’ll then do a tour of several parks and gardens near the Vasco de Gama bridge. There are myriad paths inside this 0.5 mile park. The return is along waterfront paths, passing the expo park, Oceanarium, Science Museum, and Casino.

Add-On: One can run on a waterside for 4+ km from the Lisboa Marina (near the Pavillion of Knowledge), under the Vasco Da Gama Bridge, and then another km to the end.

Essentials
  • 7.4 km (4.6 miles) RT
  • Flat
  • Estação do Oriente train station
  • Train to Estação do Oriente; Metro Moscavide on VM line