Homem Sol - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Here is the Park of Nations a new area in Lisbon. The theme was "The Oceans: A Heritage for the Future," and the entire area at the eastern end of the city's waterfront was rebuilt for the event Expo 98. When it was over, the new urban district was dubbed Park of Nations, and is now one of the largest urban redevelopment projects in Europe.
Homem Sol - FURTHER INFORMATION
Homem Sol - Lisbon visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Homem Sol' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Distrito Lisboa.
Honem Sol (Man Sun) is an iron sculpture in iron by Jorge Vieira, inspired bay a fusion of Man and the Sun. It stands within the Parque das Nações (Park of the Nations) in Lisbon, demonstrating influences of the modern movements of Surrealism and Abstractionism.
Honem Sol sculpture was Jorge Vieira's last great work and is one of the latest additions to the monuments in Lisbon. It stands at the axis of the Avenue of the Oceans and the great square Rossio of Olivais, looking out over a lake alongside which is some beautiful Calçada Portuguesa (mosaic Portuguese sidewalk).
The Park of Nations is a lively, multifunctional and dynamic public space joining the city and the Tagus river. It maximizes on the vast waterfront and stunning views over the Tagus River and Vasco of Gama Bridge, the longest bridge of Europe.
Other nearby attractions include the casino, water gardens, Vasco of Gama Tower, a marina, and Twin Towers shaped like massive sails and named after two boats used by Vasco da Gama; São Gabriel and São Rafael.
Lisbon Tourism Office
Tel: 210 312 700
E-mail: [email protected]
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Flight: Lisbon International Airport (LIS) ( 4,5 km).
Metro: Oriente (Vermelha line)
Bus: 5, 25, 28, 44, 96, 204, 208, 210,708,750,759,782. Oriente bus stop
Train station: Oriente