Monsanto Forest Park

The great forest planted in Lisbon

Open on days:

21/22 28/29

24h

Centro de Interpretação de Monsanto, Estrada Barcal

This garden is open at all times and can be visited independently of the festival’s programme.

Highlights of the park’s tree-life include Buçaco cypress (Cupressus lusitanica) and a number of Quercus species: Portuguese oak (Quercus faginea), cork oak (Quercus suber) and holm oak (Quercus rotundifolia).

It’s hard to believe that around 100 years ago the Serra de Monsanto was almost entirely bare. Since its reforestation began in the 1930s, Monsanto Forest Park has grown to cover around 900 hectares of land.

There is a great variety of environments and species, its many pedestrian routes making for excellent walks through the trees, while the lawns of the Keil do Amaral Amphitheatre are good for relaxing.


Related activities

21 28

15:00

Guided Tours

Trails, Volcanos, and Quarries

Lisbon is a city waiting to be discovered, from its streets to its squares and the gardens that fill it with living things. Lisbon is a city that’s as green as they come! A guided walk through Monsanto Forest Park in search of its hidden secrets, what we hear but can't see, and the tracks and signs left behind by living things. We will also learn about the rich history of the park's conception and development.

Meeting point: Monsanto Interpretation Centre
Target audience: General population, families. People with good mobility.
Duration: 2h to 2h30

This activity will be limited to a maximum of 20 people and it requires registration.

Day 21 — Registration
Day 28 — Registration

29

10:00

Workshops

Forest Bathing

It’s hard to believe that around 100 years ago the Serra de Monsanto was almost entirely bare, yet today Monstanto Forest Park provides the perfect place to engage in a practice known as Forest Bathing. An invitation to step out of the noisy and polluted rat race of the city and to feel present and connected to nature via a journey of the senses: smells, sounds, sensations, aromas, sunlight and even intuition, memory and spirituality.

Conducted by: Sofia Velez
Meeting point: Monsanto Interpretation Centre
Target audience: General population, families. People with good mobility.
Duration: 2h to 2h30″

This activity will be limited to a maximum of 12 people and it requires registration.

Day 29, 10:00 – Registration

22

14:30

Workshops

Forest Bathing

It’s hard to believe that around 100 years ago the Serra de Monsanto was almost entirely bare, yet today Monstanto Forest Park provides the perfect place to engage in a practice known as Forest Bathing. An invitation to step out of the noisy and polluted rat race of the city and to feel present and connected to nature via a journey of the senses: smells, sounds, sensations, aromas, sunlight and even intuition, memory and spirituality.

Conducted by: Sofia Velez
Meeting point: Monsanto Interpretation Centre
Target audience: General population, families. People with good mobility.
Duration: 2h to 2h30″

This activity will be limited to a maximum of 12 people and it requires registration.

Day 22, 14:30 – Registration

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