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Gardens in Porto

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.

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.

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.

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).

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