1998 Lisbon World Exposition, Expo'98

Oceans, a legacy for the future

May 22, 1998 - September 30, 1998


* Official name: Exposicao mundial de Lisboa, Expo '98
* Category: Specialised Exhibition
* Circumstance: 500th anniversary of the discovery of the Indies by Vasco da Gama
* Theme: The oceans, a legacy for the future
* Purpose: Creation of a European Ocean Agency, Adoption of an international treaty for the use and protection of the oceans
* Inauguration on 21 May 1998 by the President of the Republic Jorge Sampaio
* Duration: 22 May to 30 September 1998 (132 days)
* Location: Olivais Centre on the banks of the Tagus River in the north-east of the city
* Area: 65 hectares
* Emblem: Vasco da Gama Tower, aquarium
* Organisation: Public Planning Company Parque Expo 98 S.A.
* Curator: Antonio Mega Ferreira
* Site planning: Manuel Salgado
* Urban planning: expansion of the regional express network and construction of the eastern station, planning of the new Olivais district
* Participants: 155 nations
* Expected number of visitors: 15 million
* Visitors: 8 million
* Entrance fee: 5000 escudos
* Costs: 413 billion escudos