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Gardens in Porto

Pérgola da Avenida do Brasil

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Avenida do Brasil
4150-378, 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.

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.

Parque de São Roque

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Rua de São Roque da Lameira
4350-307, Porto

Porto

The well known São Roque Park is a large space, with lots of trees. You can take a walk, have a café or do a picnic at using the benches and tables you’ll find there. This Park used to be the former Quinta da Lameira and opened to the public in 1979, after being bought by the Town Hall. Right at the entrance there’s a branchy, fresh grove and, as you walk through it, you’ll find stone benches, lawn platforms, a lake, a terrace over the Douro River, a small box labyrinth and a playground. During the summer, the garden …

Quinta do Covelo

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Rua de Faria Guimarães
4200-049, Porto

Porto

This is a large garden, with leafy trees, a great spot to take a walk or practice sports such as football, jogging or riding a bicycle. This former rural farm has benches and tables, which are ideal for a picnic, as well as running tracks where you can go across 90 hectares of vegetation.

Parque da Cidade do Porto

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Estrada da Circunvalação
4100-183, 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.

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.

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