Green spaces full of exoticism, shade and fun

In the midst of the urban environment of a city full of light like Lisbon, its green spaces offer the shade necessary for a well-deserved rest, a more leisurely stroll or a spot of reading.

In terms of gardens, those in Estrela (Campo de Ourique), the Botanical Gardens (Príncipe Real) and Tropical Gardens (in Belém) – are all over 100 years old – they are an ex-libris, indispensable for any visitor, with rare and exotic flora and fauna that you will want to photograph and look back on later.

In turn, in terms of parks, Monsanto is a must, covering an area equivalent to 900 football fields, and is ideal if you want to have a picnic, go for a walk or simply enjoy a breath-taking view over Lisbon.

No less important and situated right in the heart of the city – more precisely at the end of the charismatic Marquês de Pombal roundabout – is the emblematic Eduardo VII Park, whose Estufa Fria greenhouse, Amália garden and café terraces are, without doubt, worth a pleasant visit.

You can also pop over to Bensaúde park, in the area of Benfica, which dates back to the 17th century, and which, in the elegant neoclassical style of its buildings and which pervades its very atmosphere, contains the largest cork tree in Lisbon.

If you have children with you or are a couple looking for a romantic environment, the renovated Campo Grande has very pleasant spaces and also an artificial lake with small rowing boats a memorable ride.

Lastly, and if you like open air cinema, the pleasant Quinta das Conchas park, in Lumiar, is very interesting in the summer especially for the family.

Note: If you wish, Medidental can organise the whole of your stay with regard to visits to parks, gardens and green spaces in general, including transports there and back.