Its climate, culture and people have extended a warm welcome to visitors for years. Today, the historic city is humming with international and modern influences that together, with an attractive expat tax regime and low cost of living, make it an irresistible destination for expatriate residents.
Park of Nations is the most modern district within this great European riverside capital city. Combine luxury family living with superb amenities that exist in the Park of Nations in
Lisbon’s most modern yet family-friendly district. Foreigners compare this area to Brickell Key in Miami, or Battery Park City in New York, or even Canary Wharf but right at Lisbon’s heart!
The riverside district of Park of Nations is a haven of modernity in Lisbon’s fast-growing mix of old and new and yet with lots of green areas and sports fields specifically delivered as part of a modern and visionary urban plan. The area offers all the conveniences of future city living, with easy access to the more romantic corners in the old town of Lisbon within minutes through metro, bus or car.
Park of Nations was established as a residential and commercial destination during the World Expo in 1998. Thoughtful urban planning gave rise to generous public spaces, wide pedestrian pathways, parks, a marina, casino, museums, concert halls, hospitals, schools, sports facilities, modern shopping centres and much more, making it a truly vibrant place to live and work.
The district is home to restaurants with young and innovative chefs, a multicultural music scene and a wide range of attractions that the whole family can enjoy.
From the Park of Nations, road access is excellent to everywhere else in Portugal – the connection to the A8 to the north, the A12 to the south are all just at the doorstep of anyone living here. The circular roads of Lisbon are also minutes away, which bring you quickly to Sintra and the Cascais coast. Driving along the riverside, you get to Praça do Comercio within 20 minutes. We are merely 15 minutes from Avenida de Liberdade. You cannot find a better place to live in Lisbon. Within a half an hour radius of the Park of Nations area, you have beautiful surf beaches including Caparica and Carcavelos beach. Large sports clubs such as the Lisbon Racket Centre and the Sporting Athletic Association are only 10 minutes away. The Freeport Fashion Outlet Mall is only 20 minutes across the Vasco da Gama bridge.
Lisbon combines great year-round weather (experiencing around 300 days of sunny weather) with superb connectivity not just within Europe but also to the Americas, Africa, China and the Middle East. There are a number of highly-rated international schools in the capital catering for expatriates and foreign residents from Europe and the rest of the world. The United Lisbon International School has just opened at the border of Park of Nations and Marvila in September 2020.
Lisbon’s Park of Nations – “Parque das Nações” – was planned with the latest urban planning ideals in mind – underground, bus, rail and road networks easily connect residents to the wider world. Besides being just a few minutes from the international airport and Central Lisbon, the district also has Lisbon’s most modern bus and train terminal, the Gare do Oriente. It sees the start of the arterial north-south highway across the picturesque Vasco da Gama bridge to the Algarve and the rest of Europe via Spain.
WORK LIVE LOVE is a mantra for us – we work here, we live here and we love living and working in this district! It has the best architecture, urban art as well as the best public green spaces created with love and care by architects, designers, urban planners and real estate developers. With a wide range of top-notch restaurants, entertainment venues and the best shopping mall in Lisbon – the Vasco da Gama Shopping Mall, it is hard to beat this area for living in Lisbon!
Renowned architects from all over the world came together to design various buildings at the Park of Nations and there are several landmark buildings which occupy this modern strip at the River Tagus. Only a few of the landmark buildings and architects are presented here:
Santiago Calatrava | Oriente Transport Hub (Gare do Oriente)
Alexandre Burmester | Vodafone building (Edifício Vodafone)
Siza Vieira | Portugal Pavillion (Pavilhão de Portugal)
Nuno Mateus e José Mateus | ARX Portugal | Mythos Building (Edifício Mythos)
Mário Sua Kay | Portugal Telecom Building (Edifício PT)
Nick Jacobs, Leonor Janeiro e Nuno Costa | Hotel Myriad SANA (Torre Vasco da Gama)
Nuno Malheiro | Microsoft Pavillion (Pavilhão Microsoft)
Manuel Salgado | The National Ballet Theatre (Teatro Camões)
Peter Chermayeff | The Lisbon Oceanarium (Oceanário)
Carrilho da Graça | The Science/Knowledge Pavillion (Pavilhão de Ciência Viva/ Conhecimento)
José Quintela | Torres São Gabriel e São Rafael
Frederico Valsassina| Hotel VIP Arts and others
F. Valsassina, Miguel Rocha, Saraiva Arquitectos e Nuno Leónidas | The Justice Campus (Campus de Justiça)
Gonçalo Rangel, Jorge Matos, Pedro Ferreira | Pedro Arrupe School (Colégio Pedro Arrupe)
Eduardo Capinha Lopes | Ageas Headquarters and Martinhal Residences
RESTAURANTS & EATERIES
The Park of Nations district has the best range of restaurants in Lisbon within a stretch of 10km and all in one place! Restaurants such as Entrecôte, Cantinho de Avillez, 50 seconds, The Old House and much more offer a great variety for the local resident – all within easy reach and ample parking close by. Great chefs such as Chakall, Martin Berasategui and José Avillez have opened their restaurants here making this district one of the most foodie districts in Lisbon.
The area has the best entertainment spots in Lisbon – with the Altice Arena, Casino of Lisbon, multiplex cinema in the Vasco da Gama Shopping Mall, the Lisbon Oceanarium, Science Pavillion, the National Ballet and much more, it is hard to beat this district for a varied list of entertainment options every night.
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