Park of Nations Riverside living
Aerial view Park of Nations in Lisbon

Why Martinhal Residences at Park of Nations/ Expo is perfect for empty-nesters moving from abroad

The Principe Real/ Chiado/ Baixa area is the trendiest tourism area in Lisbon – but residential living is a different matter. The Park of Nations (or Parque Expo/ Parque das Nações), on the other hand, is still in the heart of Lisbon but is perfect for empty-nesters who are seeking green and sporty living right by the river Tagus where they have easy access to city-life by walking everywhere and yet within easy car access to trendy touristic spots.
There are a series of clinics around Park of Nations but the private hospital – CUF Descobertas – has all clinical, specialist, dental as well as hospital services.
Martinhal Residences stands at the best location in the Southern part of Park of Nations and is within walking distance of parks, the riverside esplanade, the CUF hospital, the Oriente transport hub, cafés, restaurants, the Vasco da Gama shopping centre, the National Ballet (Teatro de Camões), the Casino of Lisbon, the Altice Arena and much more! With its well-planned pedestrian and flat river-side esplanades, it is simply perfect for daily walks/ runs. Scooters can be found everywhere to rent through an app. The dedicated bike paths and green spaces also make getting around so easy. It even has its own marina for boats and yachts. Apart from jogging and biking, one can join one of the several sports clubs for tennis and gyms.

The Oriente station has connections to the rest of Lisbon but also the rest of the country with metro, buses and train connections. The circular roads of Lisbon are also minutes away, which bring you quickly to Sintra, Cascais coast, as well as the Alentejo and Comporta. Driving along the riverside, you get to Praça do Comercio within 20 minutes and Park of Nations is merely 15 minutes from Avenida de Liberdade.

The visionary urban planners designed a perfect district for living with its 10km stretch of flat walking paths, esplanades, green areas, parks, open spaces, pedestrianized zones and several amenities in Park of Nations, Marvila and beyond. The Lisbon City Hall is further working on several green initiatives past the Park of Nations and Marvila through Beato all the way to Santa Apolonia to increase bus routes, bike tracks, pedestrian esplanades and more to make Lisbon an even more Green city. Riverside living like no other!

What buyers or renters in the Park of Nations love the most is the fact that this like Canary Wharf in London, Battery Park City in New Yor, or SoMa in San Francisco, but located right at the heart of Lisbon and represents the best of Riverside Living. The location is close to Lisbon’s airport and people who need to travel regularly find this area the best place to live on the River Tagus. It is also the most multi-generational and family-friendly district in central Lisbon.

Here are 4 more facts about Park of Nations which will make you love this neighbourhood:

A showcase of architecture and urban art: Renowned architects, landscape architects and international artists from all over the world came together with the Portuguese government to design various buildings at the Park of Nations and created a series of landmark buildings, outdoor spaces and various pieces of urban art. There is even a piece by Hundertwasser in the Oriente underground station and the Oriente station itself was designed by Santiago Calatrava! Foodie district: Great chefs such as Chakall, Martin Berasategui and José Avillez have opened their restaurants here making this district one of the most foodie districts in Lisbon. Restaurants such as Entrecôte, Cantinho de Avillez, 50 seconds, The Old House, Honest Greens and much more offer a great variety for the local resident – all within easy reach and with ample parking. Uber Eats and Glovo deliver from a wide variety of restaurants, unlike some locations further out in the suburbs where Uber Eats does not serve certain locations, or might not have the range of restaurants that people moving from cities are looking for. Entertainment: The area has the best entertainment spots in Lisbon – with the Altice Arena for concerts and events by international artists such as U2, Michael Bublé, Cirque du Soleil, the Casino of Lisbon, a multiplex cinema in the famous Vasco da Gama Shopping Mall, the National Ballet and much more. There are several other theatres in Baixa/ Chiado/ Principe Real that are a mere Uber ride away. It is hard to beat this district for a varied list of entertainment options every night. Green living: A bit geeky but SO relevant to sustainability! Little-known facts are:
  • when the Lisbon urban planners planned this area, they started working with a futuristic heating and cooling system by Climaespaço, which distributes hot and cold water through a four-pipe distribution system for the whole district – which every building in the Park of Nations taps into. Climaespaço has been in several global conferences such as “Sustainable Energy for All” as a showcase example for other cities to replicate.
  • there is a central gigantic pneumatic vacuum suction system to help handle all rubbish collection underground from all apartments, offices, and retail buildings alike. This is another system which is starting to be recognized for its contribution to sustainable living.

Martinhal Residences – branded hotel residences from the number 3 brand in Europe

Last October, Savills rated Martinhal as the third best Branded Residences brand in Europe, after Kempinski and Yoo! Designed by Portuguese architect Eduardo Capinha Lopes with multi-generational living in mind, the high-specification residences feature spacious living areas and tree-adorned balconies. Many residences enjoy the long views across the Tagus river at its widest point and of the iconic 17km-long Vasco da Gama bridge. Residents will also enjoy the Parque Cabeço das Rolas which is adjacent to the building.

Martinhal Residences will have excellent facilities – indoor and outdoor heated pools, a gym, co-working spaces and a restaurant. Executive assistant services support those Working from Anywhere. For empty-nesters looking to host family, there are ample hotel rooms on the first 4 floors – studios, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom apartments, each with their own kitchen, that they can rent at preferential rates when friends or family visit.

Hotel-style services for residents include concierge and reception, housekeeping and laundry, maintenance and technical support.
Residential owners will also achieve VIP status at Martinhal Hotels & Resorts and receive preferential rates to stay at any location within the group’s portfolio. A further list of Ambassador’s privileges will apply giving our residents special access to local amenities.