Jardim da Estrela is a lovely neighborhood park that is very well integrated into the city of Lisbon. It is popular with locals, especially families, as it has a duck pond and a large play area. Jardim da Estrela is also known for its amazing variety of exotic plants and trees, as well as various sculptures by noteworthy artists. In addition to this, there is a cafe near the pond, where visitors can relax and enjoy a cup of coffee and homemade desserts.
Jardim da Estrela,Largo da Estrela, Lisbon, Portugal, +351 21 397 4818
The Gulbenkian Gardens, one of the most famous and widely-known parks in Lisbon is home to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and the Center of Modern Art. The Gulbenkian Gardens are one of the most culturally-oriented gardens in Lisbon, as it not only exhibits sculptural works by both local and international artists that are scattered throughout the gardens but also regularly features arts events, such as book readings. The Gulbenkian Gardens also include an open-air theater that features outstanding modern, as well as historical, theater productions.
Avenue João Crisóstomo 65, Lisbon, Portugal, +351 965 120 081
Parque Florestal de Monsanto is the largest park in all of Lisbon, and the park offers a fantastic variety of activities. The great sports infrastructure of Parque Florestal de Monsanto gives visitors the opportunity to practice all kinds of outdoor activities, such as hiking. The park also features a wide range of other events: concerts, exhibitions, fairs and theater performances. Parque Florestal de Monsanto is further divided into several protected areas, like the ecological park, the Monsanto municipal camping park, and three other great leisure and theme parks, most notably the Parque do Alvito. Centro Emissor de Monsanto, a telecommunications tower in the heart of the park, is also one of the largest architectural structures in the city.