Jardim do Torel – Lisbon’s secret garden
Lisboetas call this place the “hidden garden”, or “the city’s hiding place”. Jardim do Torel ligt lies on the top of one of the…
Like any big city, Lisbon is well-equipped when it comes to parks. Makes sense, because Lisbon can be pretty hot, especially in summer! Most locals also go out during hot days to find some refreshment, or have a picnic in the large, well-groomed parks.
Plan your route in Lisbon well and make sure there is always a bit of relaxation between sitting in one of these parks. These are our favorite spots.
Jardim da Estrela truly is a large city garden of Lisbon. Relaxing is the right word to describe the park. Locals come to picnic and meet each other, you won’t see tourists that much.
Adjacent to miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara you can enjoy the beautiful view of the Baixa with Castelo de São Jorge in the background.
Closer to the gates it’s fairly busy with people who are struggling to take the most beautiful picture. But if you walk on a bit you’ll find many quiet places where you can sit and enjoy the beautiful view.
Park Adamastor is actually also a miradouro near Santa Catarina. It is a popular place with locals. The park is named after the mythical giant from Greek mythology. There is a gigantic image of Adamastor in the park.
Adamastor refers to a poem by Luís de Camões and Adamastor is central to the forces of nature that the Portuguese navigators had to defy during their voyages of discovery.
Quintas das Conchas e Lilases is a lovely park to rest after a few days in the busy city centre, but it’s also ideal if you bring your kids to Lisbon. The park is just outside the centre, in the Lumiar district, it’s eas to reach by subway.
Jardim Boto Machado is a small but relaxed city park in the middle of Alfama. When you’re discovering Alfama, this park is ideal for a break.
When you walk down Avenida da Liberdade towards Marques Pombal you’ll reach this big city park: Parque Eduardo VII. In our opinion this is one of the most special parks, with its nice views over the Tagus river. Wondering what else to do, read that here.
In one of our favorite neighbourhoods Príncipe Real you can find this very popular park Jardim do Príncipe Real full with with locals. Jardim Príncipe Real is less than 10 minutes walk from Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcantâra.
Parque da Liberdade in Sintra is wonderful to walk around for an afternoon. There are many small paths where you can climb and clamber and in the meantime also enjoy nature.
The whole park: Parque Marechal Carmona in Cascais is equipped for children between 1 and 12 years, but also for adults it is wonderful to be here.
There is a big solstice with beach chairs and the park is relaxing to read a book or enjoy the peace. There is so much more to see in this park.