As far as parks go, Lisbon is a great contender with its Parque das NaÃ§Ãµes … spend an entire day exploring the many wonders the park offers.
The Parque das NaÃ§Ãµes in Lisbon is not your average park. Initially created for the Expo ’98 World Exhibition, it sits along the Tagus river and prominently displays sculptures and architecture that are modernized and, in some ways, almost futuristic. Although it was named “Â Parque das NaÃ§Ãµes” it is not uncommon for locals to refer to it as simply “Expo”.
The park has many attractions that are worth checking out,.
- Nations Park: In this area of the park, you can visit the Eastern Railway Station, the marina, the Pavilions, or ride the cable car over the park to catch it’s beauty from above.
- Throughout the park, you can see many stunning art displays, such as Audrey Flack’s Queen Catherine of Braganza sculpture, or the designs in the stone walkways along theÂ Rigo Waterways.
- There are several breathtaking park areas where you can sit and enjoy nature, surrounded by well-kept gardens and trees.
- If architecture is your interest, you get more than your fill with the buildings that have been erected within the park. Stop and admire the semi-circular Jose Daniel Santa Rita, or the unusual shape of the Miguel Aruda building.
Aside from all the wonderful things to see, there are also things to do.
- For the science-lover, you can participate in hands-on physics experiments or test your sleuthing skills on an interactiveÂ CSI case. There is even a science-based play area for young children to learn as they play.
- If underwater life intrerests you, take a night to sleep with the sharks (in the Oceanarium – not the sea!) and learn about shark life, or follow the journey of the sea turtles through corridors built under water. You can also opt to stay above the water and go canoeing.
- There are interactive explorations, such as Exposure Runaway, which implements moving structures, or test your mettle on a bed of nails.
As far as activities go, the park has a variety of fun ways to learn about physcics, technology, and nartural phenomena.
The park also offers your choice of cusine from Portugese, to Indian, and many other options in between.
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Pavillion of Knowledge
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Marina Park of Nations