08 Aug 2017

A touristic route through the gardens of Lisbon

Roteiro Turístico de Lisboa e seus Jardins

Lisbon is a charming city. Did you ever see a sunset from the bank of the Tagus River? And did you see from one of the many viewpoints of Lisbon, or from the Castle of São Jorge? If so, you know exactly what we’re talking about.

Another Lisbon’s trait is its enormous offers of places to visit, to know and to explore. If you have some time to lose, you can explore several tourist routes in Lisbon.

We have created some tours specially for you and for all those who want to roam around Lisbon in a calm, guided and ecological way. Our tours are designed to give you the opportunity to be a tourist in this city so coveted by foreigners.

If you want to offer this kind of experience to someone special (or to yourself!), we have created the Tailor Made tours. You can share your ideas and talk to us about what you want to do in The City of Seven Hills. For example, why don’t you take advantage of our tuk tuks, or the Twizys, to get to know the gardens of Lisbon?

Five gardens of Lisbon to visit

  1. Parque Eduardo VII (Edward VII) is the largest park in the centre of Lisbon. Named after the King of England, which in 1903 reinforced his country’s alliance with Portugal, it is situated above the Marquis of Pombal Square and offers an unparalleled view of Avenida da Liberdade and the Tagus River. Its 25 hectares (25 football fields) include large garden areas, a playground and a belvedere. You can’t miss!
  2. Parque das Nações is a unique place in the Lisbon landscape and it hides some green areas (about a third of the Parque das Nações), such as Rossio dos Olivais and its water mirror; Jardim das Ondas, next to the Camões Theatre; or the Jardim das Águas, right next to the Oceanário. These treasures are worth discovering and the best way is while you are strolling through the place that has received the Expo’98. Parque das Nações is also a great spot for jogging, biking and to be romantic… You must see the sunset.
  3. The Tower of Belém Gardens are the ideal spot for a picnic by the river, or simply to catch some sunbathing, while the bustle of the city literally lies behind. Popular among locals and tourists, these gardens were built in 1940 for the Great Exhibition of the Portuguese World, as the Padrão dos Descobrimentos.
  4. The Gardens of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation are the ideal space for relaxing, writing, painting, photographing or just being. With a lake, streams and paths with an organic naturalness, this garden receives every summer shows in its amphitheatre and it is also a reference in the Portuguese Landscape Architecture, thanks to the subtle trait of landscape architects António Viana Barreto and Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles.
  5. The Jardim dos Moinhos de Santana, whose name comes from the only two windmills in operation in Lisbon, has been open to the public for 20 years and is ideal for a siesta, a picnic, a walk, or even skateboarding acrobatics. Enjoy the five hectares (about five football fields) of lawn to be with family, friends and alone (why not?).

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