Parque das Nações is located in Greater Lisbon, in the eastern part of the city, and is one of the most beautiful and culturally interesting areas. Until 1998 it was an abandoned industrial neighbourhood, but it was with the EXPO that year that everything changed. To host the world event, Lisbon revitalised the whole area. The advent of EXPO98 brought a new dynamic and greater economic importance to the area. Today the Nations' Park is a symbol of modernity in the capital, standing out for its contemporary architecture. The name Parque das Nações is due to the fact that it has provided a meeting place for countries from all over the world. In the Nations' Park are located the Lisbon Oceanarium, the Oriente Station, the Vasco da Gama shopping centre, several pavilions, standing out the Altice Arena, a cable car and the Rossio of Olivais, the promenade that connects the buildings to the Tagus River, composed by the flags of all the countries that participated in EXPO98.