Estrela Gardens is a delightful neighbourhood park, one of the loveliest in the city and a favourite with families.
There are exotic plants and trees, a small duck-dotted lake, various sculptures, a children’s playground, and an attractive wrought-iron gazebo that serves as an old-fashioned bandstand.
The pond-side cafe is a good place for a break.
Beyond the park is the English Cemetery, founded in 1717 and originally shared with the Dutch community.
Novelist Henry Fielding, author of Tom Jones, died during a visit to Lisbon and is buried here. If you’re curious, ring a bell to be let in.