If you like a bit of outdoor space, impressive views and some of the most beautifully designed gardens and monuments on offer then do not miss the charming gardens of Eduardo VII. Located close to the posh shopping area of Avenida da Liberdade and Marquês de Pombal Square, the Parque Eduardo VII is one of Lisbon’s greener attractions!
Do not miss the Estufas and Estufas Fria. These are the greenhouses possessing some of the most exotic plants, cacti and more.
From different vantage points in the park, you can get a view of River Tagus and the hills of Arrabida. There are three sections to the park, along with central grassland with manicured and patterned bushes. If go to the apex of the hill by the monument you will get a truly a hypnotic view of the castle and city below!
On reaching up to the summit, you can see the enchanting April 25 Monument paying homage to the 1974 Revolution. This plaza has a monument surrounded by four massive pillars. The Portuguese sculptor, João Cutileiro, created the sculpture and fountainhead. The view from here is of the river Tagus and the city of Lisbon thriving beyond. In-fact, one of my favourite views of Lisbon is looking down from the top of the gardens onto Avenida da Liberdade and the ensuing cityscape. It has been part of my daily routine now since arriving in Lisbon and I rarely miss a day!
Another important structure is the Carlos Lopes Pavilion, originally built for the Rio de Janeiro exposition and later reconstructed in Eduardo VII Park. This Pavilion was given a name of Carlos Lopes who was the first ever-Gold medal Olympic winner from Portugal.
The pavilion has beautiful ceramic panels with detailed artwork by sculptor and artists. The gorgeous park is an excellent retreat to those who love greenery and wish to take a break from the cityscape.
Other Lisbon Parks & Gardens
- Avenida da Liberdade: Go for shopping therapy in the Avenida da Liberdade and then get a mortgage later to pay for it all.
- Castelo de S. Jorge is a place where you can enjoy Portuguese heritage and get to know its history.
- Marquis of Pombal Square is a big roundabout with a large monument in the middle!