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2018/05/30

20th Anniversary of Expo'98: From May 25th to June 2nd

The 20th anniversary of Expo98 will be celebrated with multimedia show under the Canopy of the Portugal Pavilion, at Parque das Nações.




Alongside the multimedia show from 25 May to 2 June, the olharapos will be present at 21.30 and 22.30 to entertain spectators before the first show and during breaks between sessions.
As in 1998, we will also be paying tribute to water in a performance embellished with fountains and a water screen, 30 metres long and 10 metres high, onto which videos and images will be projected that will recall the highlights of the Lisbon World Exhibition.
This is a show with three moments, narrated by Eduardo Rêgo: first, it will recall the reconstruction of this area of eastern Lisbon, then it will celebrate the 1998 exhibition and then it will reflect on Parque das Nações today.
Finally, it will reaffirm the belief that Expo'98 affected how the world began to see Lisbon. It could even be considered the most daring project of the twentieth century, with its unprecedented urban rehabilitation plan – from nothing, an international case study emerged from a truly degraded area.
The largest aquarium in the world and a modern transport hub were built, as well as a new crossing over the Tagus that is one of the greatest engineering works in the country.
For four months, the flags of 146 nations were symbols of a universality witnessed by more than 11 million visitors.

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