A UFO-like arena
Shaped like an upturned ship (others say it resembles a UFO landed in the
middle of the city), the Atlantic Pavilion is officially
Portugal's largest indoor arena, with a capacity for over 15,000 spectators.
It is the venue for major visiting bands and artists, and has hosted international events such as the Tennis Masters championships, the World Indoor Athletics Championship, and the MTV Europe Music Awards.
A short walk from there is the Garcia da Orta Garden, named after a 16th century Portuguese doctor who studied and classified Asian plants. Its vegetation came from the regions of the world explored by the Portuguese during the Age of Discovery.
Get to Pavilhão Atlântico using Lisbon's metro or buses for free with the Lisboa Card.
How to Visit
Oceanarium - An odyssey of sea creatures in a state-of-the-art building.
Oriente Station - A stunning modern station.
Portugal Pavillion - A gravity-defying structure.
Interactive Science Museum - Scientific exhibits with cutting-edge technology.
Vasco da Gama Tower - The city's tallest building with a panoramic viewing platform.
Vasco da Gama Bridge - One of the world's longest bridges.