A walk through the parks of Lisbon: nature in the city
A walk through the parks of Lisbon: nature in the city
The best option to relax outdoors and enjoy nature in the heart of the city is in Lisbon's urban parks, such as Eduardo VII Park and Star Garden.
Lisbon, the charming capital of Portugal, is known for its picturesque cobblestone streets, historic architecture, and vibrant city life. However, what many visitors may not know is that the city also has a wealth of urban green spaces, offering a peaceful escape and the opportunity to reconnect with nature in the heart of the capital. In this blog post, we will explore Lisbon's most popular urban parks and the exciting outdoor activities they offer so you can spend a few relaxing or adventurous days in the city.

Edward VII Park
Located in the center of Lisbon, Eduardo VII Park is a true oasis of tranquility. With a large and well-maintained area, this park is perfect for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. As you stroll along its winding paths, you will be greeted by a stunning panoramic view of the city and the Tagus River. Plus, this is a great place for outdoor activities like picnics, jogging and yoga or just spending a few hours reading a good book.

A notable attraction of Eduardo VII Park , which you should visit, is the Pavilhão Carlos Lopes, a historic building that houses interesting exhibitions related to culture and sports. Additionally, the park often hosts cultural events and festivals, making it a popular meeting point for locals and tourists alike.

Estrela Garden
Estrela Garden, in Protuguese Jardim da Estrela, is another hidden gem in the heart of Lisbon. This historic garden offers a charming atmosphere with its shady tree-lined paths and picturesque lake. It's the perfect place for a quiet walk, a romantic picnic or just relaxing under the trees. Be sure to take a stroll through the food and craft kiosks that are often found nearby, where you can taste local delicacies and buy handmade souvenirs.

One of the most distinctive features of Jardim da Estrela is its beautiful Basílica da Estrela, a baroque church that adds a touch of grandeur to the serene garden setting.

Nations Park
Nations Park, in Portuguese Parque das Nações, is one of the most modern and impressive urban parks in Lisbon. Located on the banks of the Tagus River, this park was built as part of Expo 98, a world exhibition that brought renewal and innovation to the city. Today, Parque das Nações is a notable example of sustainable urbanism and offers a variety of outdoor activities for all tastes. In addition, Parque das Nações has a bike path that runs its entire length, perfect for a bike ride with stunning views of the river.

One of the park's most iconic attractions is the Lisbon Oceanarium, one of the largest in the world. It is a fascinating place to explore marine life and learn about the importance of ocean conservation.Another must-see attraction is the Parque das Nações Cable Car, which offers a spectacular panoramic view of the entire area, including the Tagus River and the futuristic architecture of the region.

Where to stay?
After a day exploring nature and all the activities the city has to offer, you'll want a cozy place to rest. Residencial Florescente is the perfect choice for a comfortable stay in the center of Lisbon. Located within walking distance of many of the parks and attractions mentioned, Residencial Florescente offers warm hospitality and cozy rooms to ensure your visit is unforgettable.

Don't miss the opportunity to experience Lisbon's natural beauty while enjoying the outdoor activities the city has to offer. Book your stay now and start planning your city getaway with a touch of nature in the heart of Lisbon.