Hidden from most tourists, in a northern district of Lisbon, between Bairro Alto and Rato, you will find Jardim Botânico da Universidade de Lisboa, or the Botanic Gardens of the University of Lisbon. A great place to visit after a wild night to relax and enjoy beautiful flora.
The Botanical Garden in Lisbon was opened in the second half of the 19th century. It took five years to plant all the flora!
There are approximately 18.000 species on this 4 hectares large park. Some species are rare, others are more common, bit still beautiful!
Many colours and fragrances tickle your senses as you relax on one of the benches in the park. The gardens are surrounded by large walls, covered by plants on the wall, not a sign of the busy city around you.
From the outside of the park, you can’t really tell there is a tropical paradise at the other side of the walls, maybe that’s why not many tourist visit this place.
Entrance to the gardens is only 2 euros for adults, and 10 euros if you also want to visit the museum. But those 2 euros are very well spent, if you look for a place to relax.
You get to the gardens by walking from subway station Rato. Or take a green, tourist tram. And while you are there, enjoy the nice district Rato.
And maybe even visit a museum if the weather is not cooperative…
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