Gardens

Ajuda Botanical Garden (Jardim Botânico da Ajuda)

Being the first botanical garden of Portugal, Ajuda Botanical Garden was built in 1768 by the order of the Pombal Marquis. This garden was used to cultivate and maintain abundant amount of different species brought during the Portuguese discoveries from all over the world.

  • Calçada da Ajuda
  • +351 21 362 25 03 - 21 363 81 61
  • Open every day except Wednesdays between 9.00 a.m. and 8.00 p.m.
  • € 1,50
  • 14, 27, 29, 73
  • 18

Science Faculty Botanical Garden (Jardim Botânico da Faculdade Ciências)

Created in the 19th century to serve the Science Academy is considered one of the most important botanical gardens in Europe. The Garden houses approximately 2.500 species some of which are extremely rare with its palm-tree alleyway and a labyrinth of small paved paths.

  • Rua da Escola Politécnica, 56/58
  • + 351 21 396 15 21
  • Open Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays open between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • 58,100
  • Rato

Campo Grande Garden (Jardim do Campo Grande)

Established in the first half of the 19th century, located in the city center, this garden holds sports activities, playground for children, restaurant, shopping mall and a pond.

  • Campo Grande
  • Campo Grande

Estrela Garden (Jardim da Estrela)

Laid out in 1842, once a very reputable garden, recently frequented by the locals, the garden contains small pounds, fountains, different botanical species and a library.

Estufa Fria Garden (Jardim Estufa Fria)

Built in 1910, the garden is one of the most popular spots in the city. It contains a great number of species from all around the world. Estufa Fria is not only a great spot to escape from city’s hot temperatures during summer, but also with its statues and fountains is a romantic garden

  • Parque Eduardo VII (near Rotunda Marquês de Pombal)
  • Open every day between 9 a.m.- 5.30 p.m.
  • € 1,07
  • 1,2, 12, 20, 22, 31, 38, 41, 46, 49
  • Marquês Pombal, Parque, S. Sebastião

C. Gulbenkian Foundation Garden (Jardim da Fundação Calouste)

This beautiful garden hosts an open air auditorium which serves for performing arts during summer. The sculptures and the pond in the garden make it worthwhile to pay a visit.

  • Avenida de Berna
  • +351 21 793 51 31
  • Open every day from 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
  • 16, 26, 56, 31, 41, 46
  • Praça de Espanha or S. Sebastião

Principe Real Garden (Jardim do Príncipe Real)

Founded in 1859 in homage to the first-born son of Queen D. Maria II, this garden is located one of the most striking zones of the city, the North top of Bairro Alto. The Garden contains picnic tables, two monuments in homage to the journalist França Borges and the poet Souda Viterbo, one small children’s playground and kiosk. With it’s a century-old tree and a spectacular view of Lisbon, this garden is a must to see!

  • Praça do Príncipe Real

Tropical / Overseas Garden (Jardim Tropical / Jardim do Ultramar)

Tropical Garden features extremely rare tropical and subtropical trees and plants gathered from Portugal’s former colonies. Known also as Jardim do Ultramar, the garden is a great attraction for leading international scientists and botanists.

  • Largo dos Jerónimos, district of Santo Amaro
  • Open everyday except Mondays between 10.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m.
  • 20, 42,60
  • 18
  • Alcântara (Cascais line)

Belém Gardens (Jardins de Belém)

Laid out on the bank of River Tagus from Praça do Império to Belém Tower for the Portuguese World Exhibition of 1940, Belém Gardens provides a great chance to relax or exercise sports.

  • Belém

Nations Park (Jardins do Parque Nações)

Built during Expo 98 with the concept of “The oceans, a heritage for the future" with the participation of 142 countries and organizations, the Park offers various attractions with the great view of Vasco da Gama Bridge. Some of the attractions include; the Oceanarium, the Knowledge Pavilion (Pavilhão do Conhecimento), the Virtual Reality Pavilion, Macau Pavilion, musical performances in the Atlantic Pavilion, cable car ride, bicycle rental, open-air concerts in Sony Square (Praça Sony), the Vasco da Gama Shopping Centre and innumerous bars and cafes.

  • Expo
  • Oriente (Red Line)

Edward VII Park (Parque Eduardo VII)

Named in honor of King Edward VII of England during his visit to Portugal in 1902, the Park is located on top of Avenida da Liberdade and extends geometrically to the River Tagus. A popular tourist spot, also hosts Lisbon Book Fair between May and June every year.

  • Parque Eduardo VII
  • 1,2, 12, 20, 22, 31, 38, 41, 46, 49
  • Marquês Pombal, Parque, S. Sebastião

Monsanto Park (Parque Flosteral do Monsanto)

Laid out in 1934, serving as Lisbon’s lugs, the Park is located only 15 minutes away from the city center and offers outdoor activities and open-air concerts in summer. The Park also owns an excellent laboratory for fieldwork on developing Mediterranean ecosystems on Environmental Education schemes.

Monteiro-Mor Park (Parque do Monteiro-Mor)

Created in 18th century this Park contains numerous exotic plants and hosts the National Costume Museum and Theater Museum.

  • 1, 3, 4, 7, 36, 101, 107, 108
  • Campo Grande, Colégio Militar

Necessidades Garden or Olavo Bilac Garden (Jardim do Largo das Necessidades ou Jardim Olavo Bilac)

Situated next to Palace of Necessidades, this small garden is truly a hidden treasure and not known by many.

  • Largo das Necessidades