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  1. 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

  2. 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 (...)

  3. Jardim-Museu Agrícola Tropical
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    Jardim-Museu Agrícola Tropical
    The Tropical Garden Museum was founded in 1912 in the outer reaches of the Palace of Belém on the initiative of Henry Navel. The aim was to promote the study of the flora found in the former Portuguese colonies. It is currently managed by the (...)

  4. Jardim das Amoreiras ou Jardim Marcelino Mesquita
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    Jardim das Amoreiras ou Jardim Marcelino Mesquita
    The Marcelino Mesquita garden, named after the dramatist, poet and writer, is in the Parish of S.Mamede. It was designed and inaugurated in 1759 by the Marquis of Pombal, with 331 mulberry trees. The intention was to stimulate the Portuguese (...)

  5. Gardens, Parks and Forests
    Jardim Sena Freitas
    Situated in the centre of Ponta Delgada, the Jardim Sena Freitas is a highly popular place both for resting for a few moments and for enjoying a brief stroll amongst the brightly-coloured flower beds.Around the garden are some interesting old (...)

  6. Gardens, Parks and Forests
    Parque Eduardo VII
    The Eduardo VII Park lies in the Parish of São Sebastião da Pedreira, north from Avenida da Liberdade, and offers panoramic views over the city. Originally known as Parque da Liberdade, the gardens were rechristened with the name of the British King (...)

  7. Gardens, Parks and Forests
    Quinta das Rosas
    Quinta das Rosas is a Forestry Reserve situated close to the town of Madalena, and provides a pleasant leisure space with a picnic area, some small lakes and other recreational facilities.One of its most notable features is a Maroiço, a (...)

  8. Gardens, Parks and Forests
    Jardim Largo do Infante
    The Largo do Infante Garden is one of the places that you cannot afford to leave out of your visit to Horta. It is extremely popular amongst the local population, particularly on summer nights. One of its greatest attractions is its view over the (...)

  9. Parque Recreativo dos Moinhos de Santana
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    Parque Recreativo dos Moinhos de Santana
    Some 5 hectares in area, it has extensive grassy areas, lots of trees and shrubs, and water in abundance - a lake and waterfall. It has a wide variety of sporting and play facilities for all ages.Here we can find a picnic areas, a children´s (...)

  10. Tapada das Necessidades
    Gardens, Parks and Forests
    Tapada das Necessidades
    The Necessidades Tapada dates from 1604 and is located in the parish of Prazeres. In 1742, King João V acquired the surrounding farmland and built a large chapel, a convent and a palace for his own residence.In 1843, King Fernando had the gardens (...)

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