Lisbon audio tour: Contemporary Lisbon: Park of Nations

Contemporary Lisbon: Park of Nations

Walking Tour

45 mins

About the Tour

This tour takes you on a journey through Contemporary Lisbon and shows you its best architecture, public art and gardens. The tour goes through The Park of Nations which is a one-of-a-kind place in Lisbon.

Discover how a derelict industrial part of the city was transformed into a hallmark of contemporary architecture, landscape and public art. Whether you are into architecture, art or simply enjoy a soothing stroll by the river with breathtaking views, this tour is up your street.

Tour Producer


Lisbon with Pats

Hi, I am Pats, Founder and Cultural Tour Guide at Lisbon with Pats. I need to write, read, travel. ♡ Photography, Cinema, Architecture, History, Literature & Art.

Major Landmarks

Directions to Starting Point

Oriente Train Station
Buses (Carris)
Nearest stop: Oriente (East) Station
705, 725, 728, 744, 708, 750, 759, 782, 794

Red line – Oriente (East) Station

Alfa Pendular and Intercity trains, inter-regional and regional trains (connections to the North and South of Portugal are available), and the Azambuja line (Lisbon-Azambuja)

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Places to stop along the way

Lisbon Aquarium, Pavilion of Knowledge, Vasco da Gama Tower and Bridge, Park of Tagus, Audrey Flack's statue of Catherine of Braganza

Best time of day

Morning from 10am onwards. The museums and attractions open at 10am and close at 6/7pm. Please note that last admissions are, in general, at 5.30 (Pavilion of Knowledge) or 6pm (Aquarium) on Winter Schedule and that the museums are normally closed on Mondays - except the Aquarium. In the Summer, avoid the hottest time of the day (1pm-3pm) or, at least, take enough water and sun protection with you.


Beware of pickpockets. As any city, you should keep an eye on your belongings as pickpockets tend to target tourists on more crowded areas.


After absorbing so much of Lisbon’s historical central area, I decided to take this tour of the Park of Nations to capture a glimpse of the city’s more contemporary side for something different. I enjoyed this guided tour which highlights the architectural and artistic expressions along the riverfront. The area is suitable for children - with plenty of open spaces for exploring, for couples who might enjoy a romantic stroll along the “boardwalk,” and solo adventurers who enjoy wandering at their leisure, taking in all of the sites and sounds. This is my second tour with Pats and is not my last.

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , 4 months ago

Thanks so much for sharing your impressions and taking the time to write such an insightful review. Hopefully "see you" again soon in my other Lisbon self-guided tours. All the best!

Posted by Lisbon , 4 months ago

Pats gives a terrific tour of this often-overlooked part of Lisbon. The Parque das Nações area is lovely, and this tour would be a great addition to a travel day that could include the aquarium, or a bike ride along the shore. Hearing information on the history of how the area came to be what it is today as we walked was most enjoyable. Pats, as usual, gives good walking instructions and plans her route out well. Thanks Pats!

Posted by Johnson , over 2 years ago

Thank you for your feedback. Very insightful! :-)

Posted by Lisbon , over 2 years ago

Informative and fun. Especially enjoyed the narration and the lovely stroll by the river. Thank you!

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , over 2 years ago

Thank you.

Posted by Lisbon , over 2 years ago

This is the first tour we took using this format, and we really enjoyed it. Pats Madeira guides you along the route, giving information and insight into the many buildings and points of interest along the tour. The Parque das Nãçoes has much to keep the eyes and mind busy! We especially enjoyed the recitations of various literary works that dovetailed with the things we were seeing. Pats has a voice that is easy on the ears, and obviously loves her subject - the beautiful city of Lisbon. I am really looking forward to continuing my explorations with the 2 other tours Pats’ has produced. 5 stars!

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , over 2 years ago

Thank you for the insightful comment. Appreciated!

Posted by Lisbon , over 2 years ago
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