Lisbon Botanical Gardens, Lisbon

A hidden gem.

A hidden gem. It was created several hundred years ago, by a King of Portugal at the time of the Discoveries. The story goes that this King wanted one of every type of plant in the world, and although that's unlikely, there is a huge collection dating back by three or four centuries which is worth checking out. Also some weird and wonderful bizarre grafted trees - the roots hang down like fingers and toes where one tree has been grafted onto another, sometimes completely different, species. And there's something quite eerie about seeing plants or huge trees from completely different climates growing next to each other in apparent harmony. A great place to take a picnic - this green oasis is completely surrounded by city but even the city sounds filter out.
















About Lisbon Botanical Gardens

 Rua da Escola Politécnica 54, Lisbon, Portugal

 +351 213 921 800


Lisbon Botanical Gardens and Nearby Sights on Map

Principe Real

Trendy district with fancy shops

BES Arte & Finança

Multifunctional space dedicated to contemporary art, especially photography

Lavra Funicular

The oldest funicular of Lisbon was inaugurated on 19 April 1884 and on that day it worked for 16 consecutive hours, carrying more than 3,000 passengers free

Gloria Funicular

Inaugurated on 24 October 1885, this funicular was the second to be placed in Lisbon

Bica Funicular

This funicular was inaugurated on 28 June 1892 and its route is known as the most typical of the city

Fundação Arpad Szenes / Vieira da Silva

This museum is installed in the restored 18th-century former Royal Silk Factory


Praca Dom Pedro IV Square, better known as Rossio, is the main square in downtown Lisbon and a popular meeting place for locals


Chiado is an upmarket shopping district surrounding a charming square between the neighborhoods of Bairro Alto and Baixa

Santa Justa Elevator

Located downtown, this elevator was designed by a follower of French engineer Gustav Eiffel and connects downtown to Trinidade, located many metres uphill

Estrela Basilica

Built in 1779, it has a baroque era Nativity scene with over 500 figures