Tapada das Necessidades

Former enclosed field of a farm with a convent that the earthquake destroyed. Nowadays it is a set of gardens and preserve, rich in exotic vegetation. The Casa do Regalo with the lakes, greenhouses, Virtues statue and the bust of Dom João V stands out. Integrated in this area is the Palácio das Necessidades, classified as Public Interest Monument and where the Foreign Office is set.


Largo das Necessidades


  • Parks

    opening hours


  • monday: 08:00-18:00
  • tuesday: 08:00-18:00
  • thursday: 08:00-18:00
  • wednesday: 08:00-18:00
  • friday: 08:00-18:00
  • saturday: 10:00-18:00
  • sunday: 10:00-18:00

Gardens near Tapada das Necessidades

Campo do Amor

Modern garden and care, where one can find a MultiSport grounds, a playground, a fountain and a small Amphitheater.

Estufa Fria

The project of an artificial tropical forest began in 1910. The Greenhouse opened in 1930 and has four spaces: three greenhouses and a walking area by the lake…

Jardim Afonso de Albuquerque

The square has strong connections with the Discoveries, this was the former sand-pit where the Real cais de Belém used to anchor. Now it is a gardened area, si…

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