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Gardens in Porto

Parque e Jardim da Fundação Serralves

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Rua de Serralves, 977
4150, Porto

Porto

The park, with 18 hectares, is divided into art and nature. Organized in platforms, lanes, gardens, groves and tilled grounds, it is part of a 30ies’ house, which belonged to the Conde de Vizela (earl). The gardens are Art Deco.

Jardim da Arca d' Água

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Praça 9 de Abril
4200, Porto

Porto

The name “Arca d’Água” is due to the fountain and reservoirs that exist in this spot. This is one of the most pleasant gardens in the city and one of the top preferences of children, with its leafy trees, a lake with animals, an artificial grotto and lots of green spaces. “A Familía”, a sculpture by Charters de Almeida, from 1972 stands out.

Jardim da Boavista

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Praça Mouzinho de Albuquerque
4050, Porto

Porto

It was once the Feira do Livro (bookseller's fair) and the Festas Sanjoaninas (Saint John’ popular festivities) this garden surrounded by trees is the ex libris of the Boavista area. At the centre rises the “Monumento de Homenagem aos heróis da Guerra Peninsular” (monument in honour of the peninsular war heroes), planned by the sculptor Alves de Sousa and the architect Marques da Silva. It is a huge granite column, 45 meters height, with a peninsular lion slaughtering a Napoleonic eagle on the top. This place is usually called Rotunda da Boavista.

Jardim de Carlos Alberto

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Praça Carlos Alberto
4000, Porto

Porto

Small garden, from the XIX century, whose conception reflects an architectonics harmony. The trees surround the Monumento aos Mortos da Grande Guerra (monument to the First World War heroes).

Jardim de Teófilo Braga ou da Praça da República

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Praça da República
4050, Porto

Porto

Lawn space with trees, some flower beds and sculptures. The garden is surrounded by a set of mansions with some importance. This garden is known as Praça da República.

Jardim de São Lázaro

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Avenida Rodrigues de Freitas
4000, Porto

Porto

It was the first public garden in the city, open in 1834. Its name comes from a former medieval leprosery demolished in the XVIII century. This is a romantic space crowded with fountains and statues, leafy trees and flower beds and also a small bandstand. The garden is the only one in the city that has a railing. It is visited habitually by students, since the Fine Arts Faculty and the Municipal Library are nearby.

Jardim do Passeio Alegre

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Rua do Passeio Alegre
4150, Porto

Porto

In this beautiful large garden placed at the Foz do Douro, created at the end of the XIX century, the fountain and the two obelisks by Nasoni stand out. There is also a small lake with a sculpture in the centre representing a young lady with a seal, a sculpture in honour of the writer Raúl Brandão, a bandstand, and the public toilets, built in 1910, decorated with Art nouveau Azulejos (tile) and English china. At last, the place has a mini-golf pitch and a small cottage – esplanade called the Chalé Suíço.

Jardim da Cordoaria

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Campo Mártires da Pátria
4000, Porto

Porto

Known in the Middle Ages as the Campo do Olival (olive grove), its name is due to the bishop’s ropery, who was installed there in the XV century. In 1611, the former Campo was converted into an Alameda (lane) and, in 1865, by the hand of the German Emile David, the garden was born. In the following century, and after the cyclone’s devastation in 1941, it was replanted. With rare plants around a lake, several statues, benches and bandstand, this garden was characterized by a traditional XIX century city garden atmosphere. It was considered a Botanic garden, for the variety …

Jardins da Quinta da Macieirinha

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Rua Dom Manuel II
4150, Porto

Porto

This are cut out gardens, with various plants, where the Museu Romântico (Romantic museum) and the Solar do Vinho do Porto (Porto wine manor) are integrated.

Quinta do Covelo

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Rua de Faria Guimarães
4200, 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.

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