Oriente and Beato
Docklands and the modern Parque das Nações (Nations Park)
The eastern area of the port of Lisbon, which extends by the waterfront until the modern Parque das Nações, offering a pleasant drive throughout a space that still maintains the typical Lisbon spirit and as well as the modern urban development that emerged in the late 20th century with the realization of the Expo 98, offers to locals and visitors both unique points of interest at an European and a Global level.
A striking example is the Madredeus convent, dating from the 16th century, a National Monument and place of the amazing National Tile Museum, a visit not to be missed.
Not to be missed is also the entire area of the Parque das Nações, which has become in a few years a mandatory place of visit for its offer of green areas, restaurants and bars, shops and by the fascinating Lisbon Oceanarium, where the entire maritime flora and fauna of the World are represented.
The wonderful view of the Tagus River estuary at its widest point observed here invites to contemplation. The railway Gare do Oriente, an astounding architectural work and the point of arrival by train to the city, is today one of the reference locations of Lisbon. Far away, the modern Vasco da Gama Bridge, one of the tallest buildings in the country, 155 m high, opened in 1998 as the longest bridge in Europe at the time, is a mandatory passageway to the South of Portugal, crossing the Tagus Estuary Natural Park, an important feeding and breeding ground to several birds species, including the pink flamingo.