She wanted to ride the Teleferico. And so she did.

She wanted to ride the Teleferico. And so she did.

Tourists call it Parque das Nações (Park of the Nations). Portuguese call it Expo. 

The main reason we came here was for the Oceanarium, one of the world’s biggest aquariums.

But before going to the aquarium, we strolled in the park, enjoyed the sea breeze at the riverbank and took a ride on a 20 meter-high cable ride linking the tower of Vasco de Gama to the Oceanarium.  We got a nice bird’s eyeview of the area.

We ate lunch at the food court of Vasco de Gama Shopping mall, and oh what a mistake! There were so many people. Queues everywhere! We should’ve taken one of the calmer restaurants at the boardwalk instead. But we had no energy to walk back, so I had to turn on my Filipino-ness when it came to finding chairs! Speedy little me found a nook just in time.

And here are more pics:

 

A beautiful train station, Gare de Oriente, by a Spanish architect with the first name Santiago! (My last name!)

A beautiful train station, Gare de Oriente, by a Spanish architect with the first name Santiago! (My last name!)

Beh park dome

Pavilhão Atlantico resembles a UFO. It is Portugal’s largest indoor arena.

Beh park naked

By João Cutileiro, 1937

Beh park sail

Torre Vasco de Gama