Parque Eduardo VII, Lisbon

As the largest park located in Central Lisbon, Parque Eduardo VII offers residents and tourists an opportunity to explore a beautiful, open green space featuring an array of landscaped gardens. Originally established in the late 19th century as an addition to Avenida da Liberdade, the park spans 26 hectares. Divided into three different sections, the park features two landscaped gardens with a centralized geometric-shaped hedge pattern residing in the middle. In the northwest corner of the garden, a small but vibrant garden is home to several statues.

The historic Pavilhão Carlos Lopes pavilion is embellished with expansive azulejo panels while in the southwest section of the park, you will find a large fish pond. The pavilion was originally established for the exposition held in Rio de Janeiro in 1922 in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Independence of Brazil. Following the conclusion of the exposition, the pavilion was relocated and reconstructed in the park. The pavilion re-opened in 1932 to welcome the Portuguese Industrial Exhibition. It was later re-named for Carlos Lopes, the first person from Portugal to win a gold medal in the Olympic Games.

Estufa Fria, a complex of greenhouses, is also located in the northwest corner of the park. This 1.5-hectare greenhouse garden was established between 1926 and 1930 and is the work of architect Raul Carapinha. The garden is comprised of three distinct greenhouses. The largest of those greenhouses is a non-heated greenhouse that is home to winding paths and large trees. Estufa Quente is actually a hot house where a variety of tropical plants reside. In Estufa Doce, the sweet greenhouse, you will find a variety of succulent plants.

Situated along an esplanade flanked by four large pillars is the Monumento 25 de Abril. Paying tribute to the 1974 Revolution, this monument is the creation of Portuguese sculptor João Cutileiro. From the esplanade, you have the opportunity to enjoy a superb view of Lisbon.