City ParkThe 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.
Avenida da Boavista
Estrada Interior da Circunvalação, 15443, 4100-183 Porto
T.: +351 225 320 080
Open daily: 07h00 - 22h00
Jardim Botânico do PortoPorto’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/
Rua do Campo Alegre, 1191, 4150-181 Porto
T.: +351 933 086 492
Monday - Friday: 09h00 - 18h00
Saturday - Sunday: 10h00 -18h00
The Passeio AlegreLocated 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".
Rua do Passeio Alegre, 4150-576 Porto
T.: +351 228 349 499
Open daily 24h
Park and Garden of the Serralves Foundation
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.
Rua D. João de Castro, 210 4150-417 Porto Portugal
T.: 226 156 500
Tuesday - Friday: 10h00- 18h00
Saturday - Sunday: 10h00- 19h00
Closed on Mondays
Gardens of the Crystal Palace in PortoThese 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.
Rua de D. Manuel II, 4050-346 Porto
T.: +351 225 320 080
Monday - Sunday: 08h00 - 21h00
S. Lázaro's GardenIt 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.
Avenida Rodrigues de Freitas, Porto
T.: 223 393 472
Monday - Sunday: 08h00 – 19h00
PérgolaA 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.
Avenida do Brasil, 4150-154 Porto