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Jardim das Amoreiras ou Jardim Marcelino Mesquita

Jardim das Amoreiras ou Jardim Marcelino Mesquita
Marcelino Mesquita garden, named after the dramatist, poet and writer, is located in the S.Mamede Parish. In 1759 the newly converted area was inaugurated by the Marquis of Pombal with 331 amoreiras (mulberry trees). Its intention was to stimulate the Portuguese silk industry, of which a major centre was the factory which stood near the square. In this small garden, the visitor can view 10 different species of trees, including fine specimens of the mulberry, a splendid group of gingkos and a sycamore maple.

Around the garden stand the 18th century buildings raised as housing for the silk manufacturers, the Arpad Szénes-Vieira da Silva Museum (in the restored factory), a foundation dedicated to the work of the Portuguese modern artist Maria Helena Vieira da Silva and her husband, Hungarian painter, Arpad Szénes, a series of decorative panels on Rua das Amoreiras, the Mãe d´Água das Amoreiras and the Nossa Senhora de Monserrate chapel under the arches of the aqueduct.

Here we can find a children´s playground, a small pond, esplanade and kiosk.
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Praça das Amoreiras  -  1200 Lisboa


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