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Parque Eduardo VII

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Parque Eduardo VII, 1070-051
Lisbon, Portugal

Parque Eduardo VII is an oasis in the stone jungle, located to the north of Avenida da Liberdade and along the Marquis of Pombal Square. This is one of the largest parks in Lisbon, where exhibitions, fairs, concerts and other events are often held.

Parque Eduardo VII was built over a hundred years ago. Its original name was Freedom Park (Parque da Liberdade). But it was renamed after the King of England, Edward VII, who paid the city a visit in 1903 to reinforce the Anglo-Portuguese relationship.

Parque Eduardo VII was designed by the architect Francisco Keil do Amaral. There is a central alley flanked by beautiful symmetrical hedges. At the end of the park, there is a picturesque observation deck overlooking the Marquis of Pombal Square and the Avenida Da Liberdade.

Descending from the observation deck, you will see a delightful greenhouse. It is divided into three parts: Estufa Fria (cold greenhouse), Estufa Quente (hot greenhouse), Estufa Doce (sweet greenhouse). Tropical trees grow here, and exotic birds fly. There are also waterfalls and a pond where you can see black swans, geese, and carps. Devote a pleasant hour to the Parque Eduardo VII and hold a breath for a while observing green beauty.

The Pavilion Carlos Lopes is on the opposite side of the botanical garden. It is now the unique venue for all events. This beautiful building is decorated with azulejo tiles and panels. It was named after Carlos Lopez, an athlete who won the 1984 Olympic marathon.

The best time to visit the park is at the end of May when the Jacaranda trees are in bloom.  And the park will be drowning in purple flowers.


How to get there:

  • on foot, as it is located in the center of the city.
  • subway to the station Parque or Marquis de Pombal.


 
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