Any traveler likes a stop along the way, and what better place than this fantastic garden. In it you'll find several ponds with geese, fish, etc. and several buildings typical of the era. Beside the garden is Estrelinha Convent.
One of the most important botanical gardens in Europe and I really liked it. There are species from all over the world, truly beautiful places, the butterfly farm is unique in its genre but, being ignorant on this subject, I was let down a bit as I was expecting something different. A very good place to enjoy nature.
This park is the largest green space in the city of Lisbon with more than 1000 hectares. It was created in 1934. Today its fully wooded with pines, oaks, etc. ... It is subdivided into parks, bushes and recreational areas where you can find sports, mini-golf, tennis courts, swimming pools and more ... If you're into green spaces in Monsanto Park you can enjoy a beautiful moment of tranquility. If you stand at the highest point, you can look out onto the whole city. If you head to the bridge named April 25 or to part of the aqueduct, you might be able to see some planes from the nearby airport or some shy little squirrels. You know, if you visit the city of Lisbon and you get tired of so much stone or already have the "tourist syndrome" (head tired of always looking up) lol ... Monsanto Park will always be a good obtion. A hug
The Botanical Garden of Ajuda in Lisbon is just behind the palace of the same name, we went to the garden after visiting the palace. It's tucked away from the most interesting areas of the city, so you have to make a little journey (tram or bus) to get there. The garden is not free, but it only costs 1.5 €, and it's quite nice, although not very large. You can spend an hour full of tranquility, I liked the lower floor, with hedges and beautiful fountains.
At five hectares, this is a really nice stretch of open air space to have a picnic, kick a soccer ball around with your best buddies, play fetch with your furry pal, or let your kids burn all their energy! It's main attraction is a beautiful fountain with elegant sculptures constructed in celebration of achieving water supply to the surrounding area of the city.
At night, the fountain is an illuminated spectacle to behold for romantics just after dinner in one of the tiny surrounding bistros.
We were there at a concert which featured Madonna in a park area. It's a natural auditorium that can accommodate thousands of people. You enter through a large avenue with several doors. It proved to be a magical and spectacular setting (as you can see in the video).