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This public garden is open at all times and can be visited independently of the festival’s programme.
This is a garden full of Lisbon life, from concerts, markets and fairs to outdoor dining. There are several places to sit for a moment in the shade of its trees: beautiful magnolias (Magnolia grandiflora), gigantic Moreton Bay figs (Ficus macrophylla) and the enormous canopy of the signature Mexican cypress (Hesperocyparis lusitanica), which was designated as of special public interest in 1940.
The construction site for a palace, a landfill, the burnt ruins of a holy building, a military encampment: this space was many different things until, in the middle of the 19th century, it was turned into a garden in the Romantic tradition. Named Jardim do Príncipe Real [Royal Prince’s Garden] in homage to the king, D. Carlos V, the garden was planted with various species of tree that today tower over the large octagonal lake at its centre. Beneath this is the Reservatório da Patriarcal do Museu da Água [Patriarcal Reservoir of the Water Museum], built to supply water to various parts of the city.