Torre Vasco da Gama is named after one of Portugal’s most important figures in history, the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama. Not only is the building named after this famous seafarer, it’s also built as a ship.
Built like a ship
The tube where the elevator is located, resembles the mast of a ship. The steel is the sail and high up in the top is a crow’s nest. Just like Vasco da Gama and his traveling companions, you can enjoy a wide and beautiful view from the crow’s nest.
Have a fear of heights? Be warned, the tower is 145 meters high! To get there you go up with a lift with panorama glass – these have been in maintenance for a long time. The glass always makes it a bit easier for me to go to great heights.
The tower has been connected to a luxury hotel for a number of years. This gives it the look of a hotel in Dubai. The tower is also accessible for non-hotel guests.
Another interesting fact: Torre Vasco da Gama is the tallest building in Lisbon.
How to get to Torre Vasco da Gama
Address: Cais das Naus, Parque das Nações
Opening hours: apr-sep Mon-Thu 10 a.m – 8 p.m. and Fri-Sun 10 a.m – 10 p.m. | Oct-Mar daily 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.