Parks are always one of my favorite things to visit in other cities, and Lisbon has a lot of amazing parks worth to take a look at – some more forest-like, some more exotic… but they are plenty, so here’s my advise on that 🙂
Eduard VII Park & Amália Rodrigues Garden
Edward VII Park is located in Marquês de Pombal (can’t miss the huge green area near the roundabout) and it has a beautiful view through Avenida da Liberdade and Tagus River. Amália Rodriges Garden is located right behind with a nice fountain.
Location – Marquês de Pombal or S. Sebastião | Price: Free
Monsanto Forest Park
Monsanto is a huge forest park a bit far from the city center. It has so much to explore that you can get lost inside (literally: it happened to me), great viewpoints, like Alfredo Keil where you get a view of the river, but my favorite is “panorâmico” de Monsanto. This place was a fancy restaurant that was abandoned after it went bankrupt, so even though it is state’s propriety and it’s not really legal to enter, it has such fascinating view that everyone goes there – WORTH.IT.
Location – Monsanto | Price: Free
Campo Grande Garden
This garden was recently renovated so it is a very nice place to hang out – a McDonald’s inside, a little lake where you can go on a boat and sometimes they held Outjazz in there, which is a free music festival happening in the evening.
Location – Campo Grande | Price: Free
Calouste Gulbenkien Foundation Gardens
This was one of the first places that made me fell in love with Lisbon. Gulbenkien is an amazing foundation with a museum that often has great exhibits, but the best part , in my opinion, are the gardens. It’s close to a busy street but, as you come in, it’s like you immediately left the city and entered in a different dimension, since it is so different from the common gardens: it has lakes, fountains, plants, animals and it is just relaxing to walk around there. There’s also an auditorium outside where you can sit and just read a good book .
Location – S. Sebastião| Price: Free
Tropical Botanic Garden
With all the fuzz going on in Belém with the monuments and pastéis , this place goes a little unnoticed by tourists – but it is something special. It has a few temples and tropical plants, so it is actually a pretty cool place to go.
Location – Belém | Price: 2€
Quinta da regaleira
I’ve told you about it on the post about Sintra , but I will tell you again because I can’t say it enough times. This garden is freaking amazing and I cannot get tired of it. It is located in Sintra, but usually tourists tend to choose Pena Palace instead of this amazing place. Well I tell you : do go ! This is such a beautiful place, filled with secrets and beauty!
Location – Sintra center| Price: 6€
My personal favorite park is of course Regaleira, even though is not exactly in Lisbon.
Let me know everything! Have you visited any of this? Which one is your favorite? Which one would you rather visit?
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Lots of Love,