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Vasco da Gama Bridge

This elegant cable-stay bridge is one of the longest in Europe and is flanked by the green spaces and entertainments of Parque das Nacoes on one side.

Vasco de Gama is one of the longest bridges in Europe. The huge overpass crosses the River Tagus for 10 miles (17 kilometers) from Lisbon to the municipality of Montijo. 

The bridge was named after the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, who discovered the sea route to India in the 15th century. It’s so long that the bridge’s architects had to account for the curvature of the earth in its construction. It was built to ease the congested traffic south of Lisbon and was completed for the opening of the World Fair in 1998.

More than 3,000 people and four engineering companies were involved in completing the bridge, with a different engineering firm hired to handle four different sections. It was finished within 18 months. 

Enjoy views of the River Tagus and the Vasco da Gama Bridge from the viewing platform of the 575-foot (145-meter) high Vasco da Gama Tower. The tower is the tallest skyscraper in Lisbon and is shaped like a sail. Bars, gelatarias and restaurants line the waterfront nearby. Shop for perfume, fashion and accessories at the Vasco da Gama shopping center. 

Make the most of Lisbon’s great weather with a cruise along the river. Take a sailing lesson or rent a canoe to paddle under the bridge. 

Enjoy more views of the bridge from the Parque das Nacoes, one of the most modern areas in Lisbon. The park showcases striking contemporary architecture, from the Oriente train station with its tree-like glass and steel canopy to the Portugal Pavilion, which has a concrete roof shaped like a ship’s sail. Volcano-shaped fountains decorate the park. 

Reach the Vasco da Gama Bridge and surrounding attractions via metro. A cable car and miniature train connect the attractions in the Parque das Nacoes.


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Passeio do Adamastor - Edifício Nau, Loja 1, Lisbon
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Parque das Nacoes, this houseboat is within a 10-minute walk of Camoes Theater, Vasco da Gama Bridge and Lisbon Oceanarium. Atlantic Pavilion and Lisbon International Exhibition Fair are also within 1 mi (2 km). Cabo Ruivo Station is 18 minutes by foot and Oriente Station is 18 minutes.

    Tivoli Oriente £94
    Tivoli Oriente

    Tivoli Oriente

    Av. D. João II, n.º 27, Parque das Nações, Lisbon
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly Lisbon hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Vasco da Gama Shopping Centre, Lisbon Oceanarium and Lisbon Casino. Vasco da Gama Bridge is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) away. Oriente Station is only a 2-minute walk and Cabo Ruivo Station is 10 minutes.

      Narrowboat T1 Barge £82
      Narrowboat T1 Barge

      Narrowboat T1 Barge

      Passeio do Adamastor, Edifício Nau,, Loja 1, Lisbon, Lisboa
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Parque das Nacoes, this houseboat is within a 10-minute walk of Parque das Nacoes Marina, Lisbon Oceanarium and Vasco da Gama Bridge. Lisbon Casino and Vasco da Gama Shopping Centre are also within 1 mile (2 km). Cabo Ruivo Station is 18 minutes by foot and Oriente Station is 17 minutes.

        Olissippo Oriente £102
        Olissippo Oriente

        Olissippo Oriente

        Avenida Dom Joao II, Lote 1.03.2.2A, Lisbon
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Parque das Nacoes, this boutique hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Lisbon Casino and Vasco da Gama Shopping Centre. Lisbon Oceanarium and Vasco da Gama Bridge are also within 15 minutes. Oriente Station is only a 4-minute walk and Cabo Ruivo Station is 9 minutes.

          Barcaça Widebeam T2 £171
          Barcaça Widebeam T2

          Barcaça Widebeam T2

          Passeio do Adamastor, Edifício Nau,, Loja 1, Lisbon, Lisboa
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Parque das Nacoes, this houseboat is within a 10-minute walk of Parque das Nacoes Marina, Lisbon Oceanarium and Vasco da Gama Bridge. Lisbon Casino and Vasco da Gama Shopping Centre are also within 1 mile (2 km). Cabo Ruivo Station is 18 minutes by foot and Oriente Station is 17 minutes.

            Myriad by SANA Hotels £193
            Myriad by SANA Hotels

            Myriad by SANA Hotels

            Cais das Naus, Lote 2.21.01, Parque Das Nacoes, Lisbon
               
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Parque das Nacoes, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Vasco da Gama Tower and Vasco da Gama Shopping Centre. Lisbon Oceanarium and Lisbon Casino are also within 1 mile (2 km). Moscavide Station (Red) is 11 minutes by foot and Moscavide Station is 12 minutes.

              Expo Spacious Flat With Terrace
              Expo Spacious Flat With Terrace

              Expo Spacious Flat With Terrace

              Lisbon, null
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Parque das Nacoes, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Parque das Nacoes Marina and Lisbon Oceanarium. Lisbon Casino and Vasco da Gama Bridge are also within 10 minutes. Cabo Ruivo Station is 14 minutes by foot and Oriente Station is 14 minutes.

                Apt in Lisbon Oriente 57 - Parque das Nações £99
                Apt in Lisbon Oriente 57 - Parque das Nações

                Apt in Lisbon Oriente 57 - Parque das Nações

                Av D. João II, N57 Edifício Panorâmico, Parque das Nacoes, Lisbon
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Parque das Nacoes, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Lisbon International Exhibition Fair and Vasco da Gama Shopping Centre. Lisbon Oceanarium and Lisbon Casino are also within 1 mile (2 km). Moscavide Station (Red) is 9 minutes by foot and Oriente Station is 10 minutes.