Botanical Garden of Lisbon
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Lovely gardens where you can forget you're in the heart of a city - a real oasis of tranquility with lots of shady areas to sit and enjoy the flowers.
The Botanical Garden of the University of Lisbon is located in the parish of Santo António, in Lisbon. It arose from the need to create a practical complement in the teaching and research of botany, of the then Escola Politécnica de Lisboa. In 2010 it was classified as a National Monument.
Be surprised by this beautiful garden in the center of the city. Ideal to refresh in a hot summer day
Although covering 10 acres, this enchanting botanical garden in the Principe Real district is almost invisible from the surrounding streets. Laid out between 1858 and 1873, it was once considered the best botanical garden in Southern Europe.
If you want to relax from busy Lisbon, go to the botanical garden to rest your soal.
Warning - it's quite neglected. Yet, precisely for that, you can feel as visiting the Sleeping Beauty's castle backyard. Every plant is a bit mysterious and nostalgic. You'll find charming spots like the butterfly-house or the bamboos alee. The botanical garden's staff is very friendly. You can…