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Gardens in Porto

Parque da Cidade do Porto

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Estrada da Circunvalação
4100, Porto

Porto

This park, with 50 hectares, is the most extensive green area of the city. Planned by the architect Sidónio Pardal, it is an open space with water mirrors, lawns and small groves. It has great conditions to the practice of sport or simply to get in touch with nature.

Passeio das Virtudes

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Passeio das Virtudes
4050-629, Porto

Porto

In this gardened place you have privileged view over the Pavilhão Rosa Mota, The Douro River, Miragaia (district) and the neighbour city Vila Nova de Gaia. Based upon a granite support, built in 1787, it was once called the “Jazigo dos Judeus” (Jews cemetery). After the Jews expulsion from Portugal, in 1496, it was rearranged and became a leisure area.

Jardim Botânico do Porto (Casa Andersen)

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Rua do Campo Alegre, 1191
4150-181, Porto

Porto

This beautiful garden stretches along the land of the former Andersen's family house where you can enjoy the groves of naturalist arrangement, a plants’ collection or even hothouses with orchids, carnivorous plants and ferns, among other tropical and subtropical plants.

Jardins do Palácio de Cristal do Porto

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Rua Dom Manuel II
4050-346, Porto

Porto

This late 19th century garden, designed by the architect Emile David, has exotic plants, rose gardens, fountains, ponds, animals, statues, water mirrors, avenues, concert spaces, a children's space, belvederes and a chapel. Inside, it houses the Rosa Mota Pavilion, a sport and cultural events' venue, the Almeida Garrett Library, among other equipments. In this landscaped complex the Garden of Feelings deserves to be highlighted, as it offers an excellent panoramic over the river Douro.

Parque Urbano da Pasteleira

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Rua de Diogo Botelho
4150-124, Porto

Porto

Com uma área total de 7 hectares, este parque funciona como centro de convívio, recreio, lazer e desporto, acolhendo também um Centro de Educação Ambiental. Destaque ainda para a ciclovia com cerca de 2 km que liga o Parque da Pasteleira ao Parque da Cidade.

Pérgula

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Avenida do Brasil
4100, Porto

Porto

If you go for a walk by the sea, this is an unavoidable place: at sunset, the sun touches the sea and the sky turns red, producing a nostalgic unique scenery. You may witness this from this large terrace.

Jardins da Avenida de Montevideu

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Avenida de Montevideu
4100, Porto

Porto

In the beginning of the XX century began a remodelling of the landscape of the Frente Marítima (maritime front), which included the repair of the so called Estrada de Carreiros (at present Avenida de Montevideu). Such repair was concluded in 1914 and included, namely, the azulejos (tiles) covering of the concrete benches spread through the gardens. All this area has been the object of a recent urban intervention, which aims to revitalise this zone, that has always been a walking leisure place.

Miradouro da Torre

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Rua Dom Manuel II
4150, Porto

Porto

Placed at the Palácio de Cristal gardens, it is installed in a small granite tower, offering a dazzling view of the Douro sides.

Jardim da Quinta Tait

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Rua Dom Manuel II
4150, Porto

Porto

This space is, together with the Palácio de Cristal gardens and the Quinta da Macieirinha, the Palácio de Cristal Park. It has a grove area, a box formal garden and a small rose garden.

Jardim do Marquês de Pombal

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Praça do Marquês de Pombal
4000, Porto

Porto

The Marquês garden is surrounded by plane-trees and those who visit may enjoy the lakes with water games that give this place a peaceful atmosphere. The iron bandstand, an offer of the city people, stands out.

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