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.
Rua da Escola Politécnica 54, Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon Botanical Gardens and Nearby Attractions on Map
The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum(2.3 km)
Created from the personal collection of Calouste Gulbenkian, an Armenian who longed to see all his treasures displayed in a museum.
Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga(1.8 km)
Portugal's impressive national art collection, including 14-19th century European painting, artefacts of Portuguese contact with the East and Africa and a collection of ecclesiastical treasures.
Gloria Funicular(0.7 km)
Inaugurated on 24 October 1885, this funicular was the second to be placed in Lisbon.
Bica Funicular(0.8 km)
This funicular was inaugurated on 28 June 1892 and its route is known as the most typical of the city.
Lavra Funicular(0.7 km)
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.
Rua Augusta Arch(1.5 km)
Feira da Ladra(2 km)
Bustling flea market with antique stores.
Lisbon Metro(2.5 km)
Most of the metro system is a free art gallery.
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