Jardim do Príncipe Real ou Jardim França Borges
Gardens, Parks and Forests
The França Borges Garden is named as a tribute to the Republican journalist of the same name. It is located in the Parish of Mercês and is also known as Príncipe Real Garden.
Inspired in the English romantic fashion, the monumental, centuries-old Buçaco cedar, at more than 20 metres in diameter, is the pride and joy of the garden. The palaces around the garden are testimonies to the Romantic Lisbon of the 19th century. The property of Museu da Água da EPAL (EPAL Water Museum), the Reservatório da Patriarcal (Patriarchal Reservoire) lies beneath the park and was built at the same time.
There are various statues here, including one by Lagoa Henriques commemorating the 1st centenary of the death of Antero de Quental, as well as a refreshment kiosk, a lake, a children´s playground with various swings and rest areas with games tables.