Known for its history and traditional districts, Lisbon also has some beautiful gardens that work as a perfect refuge on hot summer days.
In the peak of summer when strolling through the squares of Lisbon is not an option, hiding and lying down in one of Lisbon’s gorgeous gardens is the best alternative.
Among Lisbon’s most beautiful gardens we have chosen 5:
Cerca da Graça Garden
Located in a historic area with an area of 1.7 hectares, Cerca da Graça Garden is the largest green space with public access, hosting a kiosk and an orchard.
Designed in1843 by D. Fernando here we find: three lakes surrounded by exotic vegetation, a waterfall, a fountain and tank, various statuary elements.
Fernando Pessa Garden
Hiding in Avenida de Roma it’s a very nice neighborhood garden, named after Fernando Pessa, a Portuguese journalist. Here was the place where Fernando Pessa used to take a stroll and ride a bicycle.
Ajuda Bothanic Garden
It is the oldest Portuguese garden, planted by the Marquis of Pombal in 1768 with the designation of Ajuda Royal Botanical Garden. It was built with the vocation of a museum and nursery of botanical species from many different parts of the world.