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  1. Gardens, Parks and Forests
    Campo de São Francisco
    Situated opposite the former Franciscan convent, Campo de São Francisco is one of the oldest public parks in the city, having been created in the 19th century.It is one of the most popular night spots in Ponta Delgada, especially during the summer (...)

  2. Gardens, Parks and Forests
    Jardim Botânico
    The Jardim Botânico dos Flamengos in the city of Horta can be considered unique amongst its kind in the Azores being dedicated to scientific studies for the conservation cataloguing and propagation of botanical species.Here there are all kinds of (...)

  3. Jardim Afonso de Albuquerque
    Gardens, Parks and Forests
    Jardim Afonso de Albuquerque
    With approximately 2 hectares located in Belém, the central feature is a monument to Afonso de Albuquerque, Governor of Portuguese India from 1507 to 1515, by the sculptor Costa Mota, with a neo-Manueline base by the architect Silva Pinto.The layout (...)

  4. Jardim do Campo Grande
    Gardens, Parks and Forests
    Jardim do Campo Grande
    In the 16th century it was a common known as the Campo de Alvalade.The original park was an early 19th century garden built in the Romantic spirit. Horse races were first held here, and today a hippodrome keeps on operating near the garden for (...)

    Website: http://www.jardimdocampogrande.pt

  5. Gardens, Parks and Forests
    Jardim Antero de Quental
    This garden pays homage to Antero de Quental (1841-1892), one of the leading figures in 19th-century Portuguese literature, who was born on the island of São Miguel. It contains a monument alluding to the life and work of this famous poet.The garden (...)

  6. Jardim do Paço Episcopal
    Gardens, Parks and Forests
    Jardim do Paço Episcopal
    Built on the orders of Bishop João de Mendonça at the beginning of the 18th century, the Garden of the Episcopal Palace is one of the most original examples of the Baroque in Portugal, and the distinguishing landmark of the city of Castelo (...)

  7. Jardim Botânico
    Gardens, Parks and Forests
    Jardim Botânico - Museu Nacional de História Natural
    The Botanical Gardens were created in the 19th century on the site of the former Royal College of Nobles, to support the teaching of Botany and the Principles of Agriculture. They are linked to the University of Lisbon´s National Museum of Natural (...)

    E-mail: geral@museus.ulisboa.pt
    Website: http://www.museus.ulisboa.pt/jardim-botanico

  8. Gardens, Parks and Forests
    Jardim da Praça da República
    Situated in the main square of the town of Velas, this garden is particularly enhanced by its remarkable architectural setting, being framed by the Town Hall and the building that is home to the Velas Philharmonic Society.The bandstand in this (...)

  9. Gardens, Parks and Forests
    Jardim da Torre de Belém
    Until the middle of the 20th century, this was the site of the "Fábrica do Gás de Belém" (Belém Gas Works). The remodelling of the zone, with the planting of palm trees as a symbol of the new lands discovered by the Portuguese navigators, took place (...)

  10. Gardens, Parks and Forests
    Jardim do Príncipe Real ou Jardim França Borges
    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 (...)

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