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City Park

Avenida da Boavista

Parque de Cidade, Porto
 
The city park is the largest park in the country with an area of 83 hectares, having been first planned in the 1960’s, by the landscape architect Sidónio Pardal. The park is linked by a network of paths, totalling 10 kms and you’ll find many places to sit and contemplate on life, or have a rest, surrounded by a rural and natural environment in the heart of Oporto’s city. The park has a vast diversity of fauna, including wild ducks, geese, frogs, rabbits and swans and the flora is also rich and diverse. Close to the sea, there is a flyover path to the beach and café area of the Matosinhos beach front.
 

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Jardim Botânico do Porto

Rua do Campo Alegre 1191

Porto’s Botanical Garden is over 4 hectares and is dominated by the Andresen house. It contains a variety of gardens, the most well known being the romantic garden which maintains the same layout as at the end of the 19th Century and also the Schist garden with its underwater plants. The garden also has a collection of orchids, carnivorous, tropical and sub-tropical plants. Today, it is part of the Botanical Department of the Porto Science University, containing an important collection of species both for their rarity and quantity, especially exotic species. The garden is also a literary space having been an important reference in the life and works of the authors Sofia de Mello Breyner Andresen and Ruben A. The botanical garden is private but can be visited if you send an email to http://inscricoes.jardimbotanico.up.pt/
 

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The Passeio Alegre

Rua do Passeio Alegre

Passeio Alegre, Foz
 
Located in the mouth of the river Douro and created towards the end of the XIX century, the Passeio Alegre contains a beautiful fountain in granite with two obelisks designed by the famous Tuscan architect, Nasoni. There is also a pond, surrounded by flowers and in the centre is a sculpture representing "The girl and the seal".
 

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Park and Garden of the Serralves Foundation

Rua de Serralves, 977

Serralves gardens contain 18 hectares created in an "Art Deco" style, including woodland and farmlands, which were designed by the famous French architect Jacques Gréber in the 1920’s. In Serralves Park you will also find the Museum of Modern Art, designed by the architect Siza Vieira and the House of Serralves, (built between 1925-1944) a listed building which is classified as a building of public interest, unique in Portugal and Europe. The restaurant opens for lunch and a tea house is open all day. Serralves closes on Mondays.
 
 

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Gardens of the Crystal Palace in Porto

Rua D.Manuel II

These romantic gardens, designed by the German landscape architect Emille David at the end of the XIX century, provide us with many water reflections, rose gardens, lakes and fountains. In the gardens you will find the Rosa Mota Pavilion, a venue for sporting and cultural events and the Almeida Garrett Library. A visit to the "Jardim dos Sentimentos” - The Garden of Emotions, is mandatory giving a panoramic view of the River Douro and the sea.
 

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S.Lázaro's Garden

Avenida Rodrigues de Freitas

São Lazaro Gardens
 
It was the first public garden in the city, inaugurated in the first half of the XIX century, where the writer Camilo Castelo Branco received the award of the Order of the Rose from D. Pedro II. The garden contains fountains and statues, large trees and even a small bandstand. It is frequently visited by students, due to its proximity with the College of Architecture and the Municipal Library of Porto.
 

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São Roque Park

Rua de S. Roque da Lameira

This park is suitable for walks. Near the entrance, there is a forest; also a lake and a viewpoint over the River Douro and a children’s playground. At weekends in the summer, there are many cultural events held here that include art and painting.
 

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Pergola

Avenida do Brasil

A romantic view point in Foz flanked by a small garden – a covered walkway or pergola with a sea view and a must for those who appreciate sunsets.
 

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