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The best parks and gardens in Oporto.

City Park

It is the largest urban park in the country and has easy access. Park suitable for exercise, relaxing, picnicking, lakes with fish and birds. It has a connection to the sea and is ideal for an afternoon spent with the family.

Carregal Garden

It was built in 1897 and is considered the last Romantic Garden of Oporto with eighteenth-century characteristics. It is distinguished from other similar green spaces by its beautiful central lake. There are trees and araucarias. At one end of the garden is the sculpture of the doctor, professor, researcher and artist Abel Salazar, crated by the sculptor Hélder de Carvalho. Adjacent to this garden is the Saint António Hospital and very close the Soares dos Reis National Museum.

Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden of Porto is located in the gardens of Happy Field Farm or House of Andresen, in the parish of Lordelo do Ouro, in the city of Oporto. Its origins go back to 1837, being a true paradise of biodiversity, with several plants, rare and exotic, lakes and gardens.

Crystal Palace Gardens

It is one of the most iconic spaces of Porto to walk. These gardens surround the Crystal Palace.

Virtudes Garden

This garden is at the back of the Palace of Justice. Here you can find the largest Ginkgo Biloba of Portugal, a tree with approximately 35 meters. It is the ideal space for a nice conversation of friends in the late afternoon, while enjoying one of the most beautiful views over the Douro River.

St. Lazarus Garden

It is the oldest municipal garden of the city. Opened in 1834, the garden, fresh and leafy, is of romantic design. Of note are the lindens, the bandstand and the sculptural groups, which will not be unrelated to the proximity of the Superior School of Fine Arts of Oporto.

Arca D'Água Garden

Opened in 1928, it was designed by Jerónimo Monteiro da Costa. The garden owes its name to the reservoirs of the Paranhos waters that were the sustenance of many fountains of the city until the end of the 19th century. It is populated by leafy trees, an artificial cave and a lake with some animals. Between the lake and the bandstand, stand out the magnolias of great ornamental interest and the cedars. It has a sculpture by Cherters de Almeida, inaugurated in 1972, titled "The family".

Cordoaria Garden

The name comes from the men who worked there, "cordoeiros" (men who made or sold ropes). It can also be called João Chagas Garden. It was founded in 1924 and is close to the Clérigos Tower and the General Hospital of Saint António. With a triangular shape, here you can find trees classified as Public Interest. For many, this garden is also an art space, since along it you can find sculptures, such as the statue "Thirteen to laugh at each other", work of Juan Muñoz.

Morro Garden

Near the bridge D. Luís, it gives a fantastic viewpoint for the historical area of ​​Oporto. Walking from the city center to this garden is a good way to get to know it. The upper deck of the D. Luís bridge guarantees a panoramic view, but in the garden you can concentrate on the landscape. The proximity to the Pilar mountain range is also a plus.

São Roque Park

The gardens boast very fashionable elements in the last century such as minarets, hedges, fountains, and fires. It features multiple sculptural pieces and a chapel in Largo Dias, as well as a labyrinth. Over the years, it has maintained the romantic garden feature. Accepts an Environmental Education Center.

Passeio Alegre Garden

The zone of Passeio Alegre is classified as Area of Public Interest. The garden has in its interior and in its surroundings diverse monuments and classified heritage. From the garden you can see the meeting of the waters of the Douro River with the Atlantic Ocean.

Boavista Roundabout

The Garden of Boavista Roundabout is located in the Mouzinho Square of Albuquerque, popularly known as "Boavista Roundabout". A very pleasant space that is characterized by the great monument of recognition to the past that it has in the center.

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