Archive for the 'Gardens' Category

‘Tapada das Necessidades’ Lisbon: remarkable cactus garden, Palace gossip, free access & setting for a picnic usually seen in films

Exotic garden Tapada das Necessidades in Lisbon is a guarded secret even the most Lisboetas don’t know about. Beautiful grounds and palace peeling pink paint, with an incredible cactus garden and a setting for a picnic you usually only see in films. Since a few years it’s open to the public/tourists and it’s free! Tapada das Necessidades […]

Estrela Garden Lisbon: unique, exotic & a perfect place for children

One of my favorites (of course the famous botanical garden Jardim Botanico  is also worth a visit!) is Jardim da Estrela (Estrela Garden), one of the biggest gardens in Lisbon with a pleasant café and a huge variety of unique trees and plants. It’s a great place to walk around and kids have fun here! It has […]

Lisbon’s Botanical Garden (Jardim Botânico), unique, designed as a scientific garden in 1873: Portuguese colonial power & one of Europe’s finest

Tucked away in the Principe Real dictrict, near the legendary Bairro Alto, the Botanical Garden is a lush retreat from the afternoon sun. It covers an area of extending uphill from the Rua da Escola Politécnica to the Avenida da Liberdade. The University of Lisbon Botanical Garden was designed as a scientific garden, planting began in […]