The headquarters of Granfondo Lisboa will operate in Parque das Nações, where the start and finish line of the event will also be located.
Parque das Nações was built to host the 1998 World Exhibition, better known as Expo 98, whose theme was “The oceans: a heritage for the future”. This world exhibition, which has been taking place since 1851 in various destinations around the world, brought together in this Lisbon space dozens of countries and companies.
To host the fair, the city of Lisbon developed a major urbanization and requalification project to transform an old degraded area on the east coast of its territory, on the banks of the Tagus River, into one of the most interesting areas of the city.
The most practical way to get to Parque das Nações is by subway to the Oriente Station, which is part of the red line, the same line that takes you to Lisbon Airport. Gare do Oriente, as it is also called, is one of the main stations in the city and from there trains to several cities in Portugal. The station also serves as a bus terminal, with several bus lines to other parts of the city and its surroundings.
The Oriente Station, designed by Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava, is one of the many buildings signed by renowned architects located in this area, making Parque das Nações a true permanent open-air exhibition, where the grandest works of architecture appear at the alongside other works of art, such as sculptures, paintings, mosaics on sidewalks and urban interventions.