Lisbon’s Estufa Fria

An exotic hidden gem in the heart of Lisbon

Open on days:

22/23 29/30

10:00 — 18:00

Parque Eduardo VII

* Self-guided visit subject to capacity limit

The large collection of ferns, begonias, banana trees, strelitzias, and palm trees is an invitation to an immersive experience of tropical jungle exuberance.

When Avenida da Liberdade was inaugurated in 1885, it was necessary for its trees to go through an acclimatisation process. A nearby basalt quarry, no longer in use due to excess water, was the perfect environment for a small nursery.

At the beginning of the new century, all eyes turned to World War I. By then the plants were established and a new green space had been born. In 1926, the architect and painter Raul Carapinha designed a large greenhouse that was finished in 1933. In 1978, two new sections opened, Estufa Quente and Estufa Doce, expanding the botanical collection that includes plants from all over the world.


Related activities

22/23 29/30

10:00 — 18:00

Exhibition

Sounds and Materials of the Landscape

— Landscape Museum at Lisbon’s Estufa Fria

A video presentation of the exhibition ‘Sounds and Materials of the Landscape’, an interactive experience developed by the Landscape Museum. In this video, we are transported through the varied landscape of the Tagus river to the sound of the songs of birds that live there. Photographic sequences of different parts of the river basin, taken by Duarte Belo, are juxtaposed in pairs. Every new pair of photographs arrives accompanied by the song of a bird that lives in both locations. These songs, recorded by musician and sound recordist Magnus Robb, thus become the thread that connects these sensory territories, formed by landscapes of sound and visual fragments.

Location: Estufa Quente (Hot Greenhouse), Lisbon’s Estufa Fria

The exhibition is subject to capacity limit and masks are mandatory.

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19:00

Virtual Virtual Workshops

Organic Cosmetics

w/ ORGANII

How can we help build a world where consumption is informed and based on sustainable daily practices? A world where all products are based on organic ingredients grown without pesticides or herbicides, free of chemicals and synthetic products? In this episode, the philosophy of zero-waste practices will be discussed with ORGANII, a shop that sells a range of organic cosmetics. We will see a demonstration of how to make a balm from natural products to help relieve phlegm and nasal congestion.

Our virtual edition will have several collections of videos divided by theme. These will be available starting the weekends of the festival on our YouTube channel.

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16:00

Workshops

Organic Cosmetics

w/ Organii

The philosophy that drives Organii’s actions as a shop is the wish for a more informed customer, one who desires the best for the planet, and for the people and animals that inhabit it. For that reason, the entire range is based on organic ingredients grown without pesticides or herbicides, free of chemicals and synthetic products. An activity that includes a discussion of sustainable and zero-waste practices, and where we will learn how to make organic toothpaste from natural products.

Local: Centro de Interpretação da Estufa Fria, Parque Eduardo VII
Conducted by: Cátia Curica

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 16 people. It will take place on a first come, first served basis, and masks are mandatory.

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16:00

Other Activities

A talk with the makers of the exhibition

Sounds and Materials of the Landscape

An ornithologist, a sound recordist and a photographer come together to share their experience making the exhibition ‘Sounds and Materials of the Landscape’. Ricardo Tomé presents the birds that live around the Tagus river, Magnus Robb explains how he records the songs of these birds, and Duarte Belo describes how he captures this sonic territory on photographic film.

Location: Main Staircase of Lisbon’s Estufa Fria, Parque Eduardo VII
With: João Abreu, Ricardo Tomé, Magnus Robb, Duarte Belo

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 34 seats (27 cushions and 7 chairs). It will take place on a first come, first served basis, and masks are mandatory.