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BOTANICAL GARDEN

An enchanting garden

The Botanical Garden Although covering 10 acres, this enchanting botanical garden in the Principe Real district is almost invisible from the surrounding streets.

Laid out between 1858 and 1873, it was once considered the best botanical garden in Southern Europe.

Today, although showing some clear signs of neglect, it still has one of the largest collections of subtropical vegetation in Europe.

Its dense vegetation and exotic plants make it one of the most calming spots in the city, with over 18,000 species from all over the world (each one is neatly labeled).

They include a large number of cycads, weird Australian trees with twisting colossal trunks, and ancient palm-ferns that have been around since the time of the dinosaurs.

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How to Visit

Where: Rua da Escola Politécnica, 58, Principe Real
How: Metro - Rato Station
When: Every day 9AM-8PM (Summer), 9AM-6PM (Winter)

Sights Nearby

São Roque Church - Home of the world's most expensive chapel
Principe Real - Charming leafy square.
Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara - A garden with a panoramic view over the city.
Camões Square - A busy square and meeting place between Chiado and Bairro Alto.
Chiado Museum - Museum of Portuguese contemporary art.
São Carlos Theater - The city's La Scala-inspired opera house.
Carmo Church - Romantic Gothic ruins evocative of the Great Earthquake.
Miradouro de Santa Catarina - A terrace and cafe with a view.





LISBON ATTRACTIONS
NEIGHBORHOODS
-Baixa (Downtown)
-Bairro Alto & Chiado
-Belem
-Alfama
-Parque das Nações
-Uptown

CASTLES & FORTRESSES
-Saint George's Castle
-Belem Tower

PALACES
-Ajuda Palace
-Fronteira Palace
-Belem Palace
-São Bento Palace

MUSEUMS
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HISTORICAL ARCHITECTURE
-Discoveries Monument
-Santa Justa Elevator
-Rossio Station
-Casa dos Bicos
-25th of April Bridge
-Monument to Christ
-São Carlos Theater
-The Aqueduct
-Campo Pequeno
-Roman Theater Ruins

MODERN ARCHITECTURE
-Vasco da Gama Bridge
-Vasco da Gama Tower
-Oriente Station
-Portugal Pavilion
-Atlantic Pavilion
-Belem Cultural Center
-Lisbon Casino
-Oceanarium
MAIN STREETS & SQUARES
-Comercio Square
-Rossio Square
-Rua Augusta
-Municipal Square
-Camões Square
-Figueira Square
-Rua Portas Santo Antão
-Restauradores Square
-Avenida da Liberdade
-Marquês de Pombal Square

CHURCHES
-Jeronimos Monastery
-Carmo Convent
-São Roque Church
-Estrela Basilica
-The Cathedral
-São Vicente de Fora Monastery
-National Pantheon
-Saint Anthony Church
-Graça Church
-Conceição Velha Church
-São Domingos Church
-Memoria Church
PARKS & GARDENS
-Edward VII Park
-Tropical Garden
-Miradouro São Pedro Alcântara
-Miradouro de Santa Catarina
-Botanical Garden
-Estrela Gardens
-Ajuda Botanical Garden
-Principe Real
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-Portas do Sol
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