Museum of Lisbon Gardens – Palácio Pimenta

Among peacocks, box hedges and statues

Open on days:

22/23 29/30

10:00 — 18:00

Campo Grande 245

* Self-guided visit subject to capacity limit

In the middle of the hedges you will also encounter the characteristic silhouette of the Japanese acacia (Sophora japonica var pendula), its branches cascading towards the ground, as well as a leafy magnolia (magnolia grandiflora) with some intriguing ceramic inhabitants.

Passing through the Museum of Lisbon building, which forms part of an old palace and recreational grounds dating from the 18th century, you will find the garden of the Palácio Pimenta.

It is divided into three large areas: to the right of a pathway flanked by linden trees, is the great lawn, where male peacocks strut and show off; to the left, a thicket of cypress, cork oak and grevillea. Follow the pathway, passing a pond with classical statues, and you will arrive at the Bordalo Pinheiro garden. Here you will be surprised by giant ceramic animals hiding between the box hedges, fruit of the artist’s bold imagination.


Related activities

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15:30

Families

Why do we need insects?

What living things are to be found hidden in the undergrowth of gardens and fields? Take this family challenge and discover the extraordinary and surprising biodiversity of insects. Appreciate their importance to these ecosystems, as they control pests and promote pollination. A workshop in which you will build a safe haven for insects, learning along the way about some of the species to be found in the Museum Gardens.

Conducted by: Museum team
For all ages.

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 8 people. Registration is required via email at reservas@museudelisboa.pt and masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

22

11:30

Families

Biodiversity in the City

A garden is always a place of inspiration and reflection, a sure place to discover new things. With a notepad and pencil in hand, we will explore the variety and richness of shapes, colours and textures to be found in the gardens of Palácio Pimenta, collecting nature’s stories as we go.

Conducted by: Museum team
For all ages.

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 8 people. Registration is required via email at reservas@museudelisboa.pt and masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

23

11:30

Families

Imagine, Squash and Paint

We’re all familiar with paints and paintbrushes. But do you know where paints come from, and how they were made in the pre-industrial era? Where did Dirk Stoop, the Dutch painter responsible for an emblematic painting in the Museum of Lisbon, get his paints? A workshop that gives the answers to all of these questions, to those intrigued by art, science and history.

Conducted by: Museum team
For ages 4 and above.

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 8 people. Registration is required via email at reservas@museudelisboa.pt, and masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

29

11:30

Families

A Garden View


Conducted by: Museum team
For ages 8 and above.

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 8 people. Registration is required via email at reservas@museudelisboa.pt and masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

29

15:30

Families

So Many Animals and Plants

Did you know that in one of the gardens of the Museum of Lisbon - Palácio Pimenta there live many strange ceramic creatures? This is a workshop for discovering the animals and plants that the ceramicist Bordalo Pinheiro gave life to from clay, and the secrets that they can tell us.

Conducted by: Museum team
For ages 4 and above.

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 8 people. Registration is required via email at reservas@museudelisboa.pt, and masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

30

11:30

Families

A Bouquet of Broccoli

Bouquets are made of flowers and broccoli is made for eating. But if broccoli is also a flower, can we make bouquets from it? Bouquets that we can eat? Let’s collect ingredients from the allotments of Lisbon, to make our bouquets and discover a city full of resources, secrets and recipes.

Conducted by: Museum team
For all ages.

In compliance with guidelines from the health authorities, this activity will be limited to a maximum of 8 people. Registration is required via email at reservas@museudelisboa.pt, and masks are mandatory for those aged 10 and above.

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