Visit Lisboa – the modern Lisbon
October 6 to 8
Whether you’re attending the show or coming with an attendee, you can explore the vibrant city of Lisbon, renowned for its rich maritime history, picturesque coastal landscapes, and cultural charm. Take a break from the event to immerse yourself in the local culture, savour delicious cuisine, and discover Lisbon’s hidden treasures.
Join us in discovering the vibrant city of Lisbon during the Diving Talks weekend in Lisbon!
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PT3 Parque das Nações – the modern Lisbon Private Tour.
It’s worth setting a day to visit the Parque das Nações in the eastern part of Lisbon. It is an area of modern architecture, excellent for walking, cycling, or skateboarding and spending quality cultural and leisure time.
This old run-down industrial area stretched more than five kilometres along the River Tagus but was rebuilt to host the Lisbon Universal Exhibition of 1998 (Expo 98). Buildings and amenities of outstanding quality were designed and later integrated into the city’s urban fabric after the event’s end, thus creating the most modern area of the town.
One imminent landmark is the Oriente Station. Designed by the renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, the complex structure of vertical lines is reminiscent of Gothic arches. Continue to the Portugal Pavilion, designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira in collaboration with Eduardo Souto de Moura, two of the most prominent Portuguese architects. Its structure is based on the idea of a sheet of paper sitting on two bricks and went from drawing board to reality using an impressive construction in pre-stressed concrete in the form of a visor. Right next door is the Atlantic Pavilion, designed by Regino Cruz. While its outer appearance resembles a spaceship or a marine animal, the wooden structure that supports the roof evokes a 16th-century ship.
Another space you must visit is the Lisbon Oceanarium, one of the largest in Europe, designed by Peter Chermayeff. The various marine environments on the planet are recreated so accurately that they almost seem real, and they surround a gigantic central tank populated by the most diverse species.
With every step in unique Lisbon, there’s always something extraordinary to marvel at. A gorgeous building more interesting than the last, a particular historical event, a colourful street or a pleasant square, a beautiful shop or a lovely “café”, restaurants with fantastic food and wine tasting, or the breathtaking views of the many belvederes of Lisbon.
These are some of the ingredients of the Portugal Dive Lisbon Private Tours.