Lisbon's beautiful tropical garden is a charming yet often overlooked spot that has maintained all the ponds, towering palm trees, and over 4000 species of tropical plants that it had when it was created in 1906.
It is also known as "Jardim do Ultramar," and has rare tropical and subtropical trees and plants (many of them endangered species) from all over the world, such as dragon trees from the Canary and Madeira Islands and monkey puzzle trees from South America. Most of them are labeled, so a visit here can also be a learning experience.
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Where: Calçada do Galvão, Belem
How: Tram 15
Monastery - A World Heritage monument; Vasco da Gama's resting place.
Belem Tower - The city's icon; a symbol of the Age of Discovery.
Discoveries Monument - The world's explorers in stone.
Berardo Museum - World-class collection of modern art.
Coaches Museum - The world's largest collection of magnificent royal coaches.
Maritime Museum - The story of Portugal's pioneering role in world exploration at the sea.
Archaeology Museum - Archaeological finds from over the centuries.
Belem Cultural Center - Modern cultural center with regular exhibitions and events.
Belem Palace - The home of Portugal's President.
Memoria Church - Elegant neoclassical church.
Ajuda Palace - An extravagant royal palace.
Ajuda Botanical Garden - Beautiful gardens overlooking the river.
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