The parks in Lisbon are numerous, and how could they not be when the weather is very nice all year round. Tourists equally enjoy the Lisbon parks, as well as locals who like to spend their free time here. On this list you will find the best parks in Lisbon that you should not miss.
Eduardo VII Park - This grand 25-hectare green park stretches outside the city center, from Freedom Avenue and Pombal Square to the city center. King Edward VII of England visited Portugal in 1903 in order to strengthen the state relations between Great Britain and Portugal. Before that, this park was called Freedom Park, and after 1945, the park was restored as it looks today. On the north side of the park you can see the grandiose flag of Portugal, which is also the largest flag in the world. A book fair is held in this green park every year, and there is also a greenhouse of 2 hectares, with plants from all over the world.
Park of the Nations is a part of Lisbon where more than 30.000 people live. This part of the city covers an area of 5400 km2. It was created in 1998 as a part of the city where the world exhibition "EXPO" was held. On that occasion, this part was turned into a modern residential and commercial district. In the Nation Park, which is much more than a green park, there is a newly built marina with over 600 berths for luxury yachts and boats. Nearby is the mouth of the river Tagus, where various species of birds gather, so it is possible to observe birds from a special place from the marina. By the way, the mouth of the river Tagus is one of the largest mouths in Europe.
Estrela Gardens is located across from Basilica Estrela and is very popular. It is very well landscaped and provides a nice atmosphere. Lush greenery is the main feature of the park and enthusiasm is inevitable. This is one of the best parks in the city, and spreads over 4.6 hectares in the central part of Lisbon. What gives it additional charm are the historical details, surrounded by the Basilica Estrela on one side, while on the other side of the park there is an old English cemetery and the Military Hospital. The English cemetery dates from the 18th century, and the most famous Portuguese novelist, Henry Fielding, who lived in Lisbon, is buried here. His famous work is called "Tom Jones".
In every big city people tend to spend their free time away from the crowds and in fresh air. In Lisbon, there are a large number of green oases ideal for a break from the hectic everyday life that everyone needs. Monsanto Forest Park is a place where the majority of the population in Lisbon escape from city events. It is one of the largest green spaces in the city and is known as the "lungs of Lisbon".