Things to do in Parque das Nações

Our most recommended things to do in Parque das Nações

Lisbon: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

1. Lisbon: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

See all of Lisbon on an excursion that gives you the freedom to plan your own itinerary with this full-day hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour that covers four separate routes. With regular stops all along the way, you are in complete control. Hop on and off whenever and wherever, and visit as many sights, gardens, or shopping boulevards as you like. You can also take advantage of onboard audio guides in 16 languages. Belém Line (Red Line): Stop 1 - Marquês de Pombal square Stop 2 - Restauradores Stop 3 – Rua do Comercio Stop 4 – Mercado da Ribeira Stop 5 – Museu dos Coches Stop 6 – Palacio da Ajuda Stop 7 – Mosteiro dos Jeronimos Stop 8 – Torre de Belém Stop 9 – Padrão dos Descobrimentos Stop 10 – MAAT Stop 11 – Docas Stop 12 – Estrela Stop 13 – Amoreiras Stop 14 – El Corte Inglés Stop 15 – Top of Park Eduard VII Stop 16 – Marquês of Pombal square Oriente Line (Blue Line): Stop 1 - Marquês de Pombal Stop 2 - Restauradores Stop 3 - Rua do Comercio Stop 4 - Casa dos Bicos Stop 5 - Cais Sul e Sueste Stop 6 - Terminal de Cruzeiros Stop 7 - Estação de Stª Apolonia Stop 8 - Museu do Azulejo Stop 9 - Oceanário Stop 10 - Casino Lisboa Stop 11 - C. C. Vasco da Gama Stop 12 - Torre Vasco da Gama Stop 13 - Gare do Oriente Stop 14 - Torre do Tombo Stop 15 - Zoo Stop 16 - Mesquita Stop 17 - El Corte Inglês Stop 18 - Alto do Parque Ed. VII Stop 19 - Marquês de Pombal Castle Line (Green Line): Stop 1 - Praça Marquês de Pombal Stop 2 - Casa Museu Amália Rodrigues Stop 3 - Miradouro S. Pedro De Alcântara Stop 4 - Cais do Sodré Stop 5 - Rua do Comércio Stop 6 – South and Southest Pier Stop 7 - Museu do Fado Stop 8 - Martim Moniz Stop 09 - Portas do Sol [Castelo S. Jorge] Stop 10 - Restauradores Stop 11 - Parque Euduarco VII Cascais Line (Orange: Lisboa - Cascais): 1 - Marquês de Pombal2 - Jerónimos3 - Carcavelos (Rua do Gurué)4 - Estoril (Posto de Turismo)5 - Cascais (Hotel Baía)6 - Guincho (Parque de Campismo Orbitur) *7 - Guincho (Rest. Porto Sta. Maria) *8 - Guincho (Forte dos Oitavos) *9 - Cascais (Boca do Inferno)10 - Cascais (Casa das Histórias - Paula Rego) Cascais Line (Yellow: Cascais - Lisboa): 1 - Cascais (Casa das Histórias - Paula Rego)2 - Cascais (Hotel Baía)3 - Estoril4 - Carcavelos (Rua do Gurué)5 - Jerónimos6 - Marquês de Pombal

Lisbon: Oceanarium Entrance Ticket

2. Lisbon: Oceanarium Entrance Ticket

Join the 17 million visitors from 140 countries that have visited Lisbon Oceanarium since it opened in 1998. Located on the grounds of the Expo 98 site, it is the largest indoor aquarium in Europe. Your entrance ticket allows you access to all permanent exhibitions. Celebrate life on earth through stunning displays of more than 8,000 creatures from 500 species, and learn about the complexity of the world’s oceans. Divided into 4 separate bodies of water - representing the North Atlantic, Antarctic, Temperate Pacific, and Tropical Indian Ocean - large acrylic panels cleverly divide each from a central aquarium to create the impression that all living creatures roam in one single mass of salt water!

Lisbon: Belém Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus 24 Hours

3. Lisbon: Belém Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus 24 Hours

Explore the romantic avenues, old Moorish quarters, and Gothic monuments of Lisbon on a hop-on hop-off bus sightseeing bus tour. Have the freedom to stop at iconic locations like the Torre de Belém fortress or the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT). View tourist hotspots where most of Lisbon's monuments may be found by hopping aboard an open-topped, double-decker bus. Feel the breeze off the Tagus blowing through your hair as you travel along the leafy avenues from the old town center to historic Belem. Take in unobstructed views of museums, such as the Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian, the Tile Museum, and the Ancient Art Museum. Have the freedom to disembark and visit sights at your leisure. Gain free access to Carris Public Transport tramcars as well as discounts in select museums and monuments. Choose to check out some of Lisbon’s marvelous shopping centers or listen to music in a trendy Bairro Alto bar. Stops are located throughout the city as follows: 01 Praça da Figueira/ Figueira Square 02 Restauradores 03 Marquês de Pombal 04 Av. José Malhoa Sul 05 Jardim Zoológico / Zoo 06 Praça de Espanha / Gulbenkian 07 El Corte Inglês 08 Parque Eduardo VII 09 Amoreiras Shopping 10 Basílica da Estrela 11 Torre de Belém 12 Padrão dos Descobrimentos 13 MAAT 14 Docas (Terminal Cruzeiros / Cruise Terminal) 15 Cais do Sodré 16 Rua do Comércio17 Praça da Figueira/ Figueira Square

Lisbon: Hop-on Hop-off 48-Hour Bus and Boat Tour Ticket

4. Lisbon: Hop-on Hop-off 48-Hour Bus and Boat Tour Ticket

Spend 48 hours enjoying Lisbon to the max on 2 different double-decker bus tours and 1 boat tour.  Belém Lisbon Bus Tour In this Lisbon tour bus, travel along the city's main avenues with the fresh breeze of the Tagus on your face — from the historic center to the monuments of Belém. This iconic area is an obligatory stop on any Lisbon tour buses, with its monuments to the Portuguese voyages of discovery: the Jerónimos Monastery, Tower of Belém, and Monument to the Discoveries, as well as various museums (the Carriage Museum in particular). Modern Lisbon Bus Tour This trip follows the Tagus from the heart of the city to Parque das Nações. On this site, which famously was the venue for the 1998 World Expo, you'll come across distinctive modern architecture alongside leisure areas and restaurants. While you're there, don't miss the Oceanarium, the second largest of its kind in the world. And because Lisbon wouldn't be Lisbon without its traditional fado music, take a trip to the house museum dedicated to its greatest singer, Amália Rodrigues. Yellow Boat River Tour Far from the noise and rush of the city, during Lisbon's boat trips it seems like you are standing on a floating stage with a privileged view to the “7 Hills City”. While slowly drifting along the Tagus river surface, you can observe some of the most important monuments such as the Saint Jorge Castle, the Sé Cathedral, and the April 25th Bridge.

Lisbon: Full-Day City Private Tour

5. Lisbon: Full-Day City Private Tour

Discover Lisbon through its distinctive neighborhoods. First, walk through Alfama’s narrow streets and alleyways. Then, visit the Castle with its expansive view of the city.  Visit the old cathedral and explore the city center - this entire area had to be reshaped after the earthquake of 1755 nearly destroyed the city. Next, arrive at Jeronimo’s Monastery. Sample the delicious Portuguese pastry created here by Catholic monks - pastel de nata - an egg tart. Admire the Monument to the Discoveries and the Belem Tower at the banks of the Tagus River. Then, end the day by exploring the modern part of the city at Parque das Nações - the site of the 1998 world exposition.

Lisbon: 48-Hour Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour and Oceanarium Entry

6. Lisbon: 48-Hour Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour and Oceanarium Entry

Board a hop-on hop-off bus and head to the riverside to see the many boats and ships in the Port of Lisbon. Choose from 2 routes: Marvel at the Manueline architecture of Lisbon's squares and avenues on the Belém Lisbon tour, and discover slick, modern buildings on the modern Lisbon bus tour. You can admire the newest area of the capital, the Nation's Park, built on the site of Expo ’98 complete with modern architecture, leisure areas, and restaurants. The route goes along the river, and you can visit Alfama and the Tile Museum on your journey. You can then visit the Lisbon Oceanarium, one of the best aquariums in the world with more than 15,000 animals and over 450 different species of plants. The full route consists of Praça da Figueira, Rua do Comercio, Campo das Cebolas, Cruises Terminal, Museu do Azulejo, Oceanário, Pavilhão de Portugal, C.C. Vasco da Gama, Hotel Myriad, Campo Pequeno, Picoas, Mq. Pombal, Restauradores and Praça Figueira

Lisbon 72-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Tram and Boat Ticket

7. Lisbon 72-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Tram and Boat Ticket

Discover all areas of Lisbon with a combined bus, boat and tram ticket, and get access to the public transport system along the way. Explore the city’s monuments and museums in myriad neighborhoods on 2 different double-decker, audio-guided bus tours, a Yellow Boat tour, and a tour by historical tram. Marvel at the Manueline architecture of Lisbon's squares and avenues on the Belém Lisbon tour, and discover slick, modern buildings on the modern Lisbon bus tour. Travel back to the “Age of Discoveries” in Belém and Ajuda, and meander around the traditional neighborhoods of Alfama, Mouraria, Baixa, Chiado, Estrela, and Lapa. Take a ride on Lisbon’s oldest mode of transport and climb aboard a tram to the Castelo São Jorge. Travel through historic areas such as Mouraria and Graça. Pass under the 25 de Abril Bridge and on to Belém aboard the Yellow Boat. See monuments such as the Torre de Belém and Padrão dos Descobrimentos from a different perspective. Head back to Terreiro do Paço for stunning views of Lisbon, and hop on and off whenever and wherever you wish.

Lisbon: Nations Park Gondola Lift Cable Car Ticket

8. Lisbon: Nations Park Gondola Lift Cable Car Ticket

Step onto the Nations Park Gondola Lift, sail to brilliant heights, and absorb the magnificent. The course develops on the estuary of the Tagus River, a few meters from the riverfront, with the tower's massifs seated on the riverbed. You'll see the Oceanarium, the Portugal Pavilion, the towers of St. Gabriel and St. Raphael, the Atlantic Pavilion (Meo Arena), the Vasco da Gama Tower (My Riad hotel), and the Vasco da Gama Bridge. The Nations Park Gondola Lift was inaugurated in March of 1998 for the International Exposition of Lisbon (EXPO’98), nowadays, it is one of the mandatory touristic attractions of this leisure area in Lisbon.

Lisbon: Private Sunset Cruise on the Tagus River with Drink

9. Lisbon: Private Sunset Cruise on the Tagus River with Drink

Enjoy a fantastic private sunset cruise along the Tagus (Tejo) River and discover Lisbon from a different perspective. Admire the spectacular sights and colors of Lisbon from its lovely waterfront. Depart from the marina of Belém, next to the Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries) celebrating the 15th and 16th-century Portuguese "Age of Exploration." Sail beneath the imposing 25 de Abril Bridge, leaving Alcantara behind and arriving in the city's historic quarter. See the white dome of the Basilica da Estrela and the beautiful square of Praça do Comércio. Get a privileged view of the Castle of São Jorge, perched atop one of Lisbon's legendary 7 hills. From the starboard side, take a look at the famous basin of the Mar da Palha. See the majestic Vasco da Gama Bridge from a distance, as you make your way back to the marina, and get one last spectacular sight as you look at the outstretched arms of the Cristo-Rei Statue in Almada.

Lisbon: Full-Day City Tour with Cable Car Ride

10. Lisbon: Full-Day City Tour with Cable Car Ride

Experience Lisbon from different perspectives on a comprehensive city tour to more than 20 attractions. Journey to amazing viewpoints, such as Eduardo VII Park, São Pedro de Alcântara and the church of Nossa Senhora do Monte. Hear fascinating stories from the city's history, and embrace its medieval side at São Jorge Castle, where the commanding hilltop location rewards with breathtaking views of the historic center. Discover Lisbon's oldest church at Lisbon Cathedral (Sé de Lisboa), and explore the more esoteric side of downtown. Learn how the city was rebuilt after the devastating earthquake of 1755 by going to the vast square of Praça do Comércio. Ascend to the rooftop of the Rua Augusta Arch, and imagine what it was like to watch the Portuguese ships returning from their voyages of discovery around the globe Visit the great monuments that honor that "Age of Discoveries" including the chance to look inside Jerónimos Monastery. Go to the top of Belém Tower, and contemplate Portugal's maritime history at the Monument to the Discoveries, sculpted in the form of a ship's prow. Try a delicious Pastel de Belém (an egg custard tart made with flaky pastry). Then, explore Lisbon's more contemporary side at the Park of the Nations (Parque das Nações), where you can hop on the cable car and soar over the Tagus River and the site of the 1998 Expo.. 

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What people are saying about Parque das Nações

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 4,308 reviews

Excellent routes and, with the 3 or 4 day pass you can use the bus to get to any of your favorite destinations. Absolutely loved the Castle line but also enjoyed the Belem and the Cascais line sooo much! Hop on and hop off is always my favorite way to get my feet wet and orient myself to the history and environs when I’m in a new city. Enjoyed and recommend!

Amazing aquariums with great close up views and interpretive signage and audio . Highly recommended for youth, adults and children. Wow !

Good points of interest that allow you to have an idea of the Portuguese culture and history.

If you have limited time in Lisbon, this is a great way to maximize your stay.

An amazing and recommended aquarium to vist. Beautiful grounds. Amazing fish.