Príncipe Real Garden

A garden open to the hubbub of the city

Open on days:

18/19 25/26

24h

Príncipe Real

This garden will always be known for its marvellous Buçaco cypress (Cupressus lusitanica), whose extensive canopy, supported by an iron trellis, is over 26 metres in diameter – the first of Lisbon’s trees to be classified as of public interest!

This is a garden with a lot of history. It has been a construction site for a palace, a landfill for Bairro Alto, a holy seat, a space for the Treasury of the Kingdom, and a place of ruin and rubble. Only in 1859 did it become the garden of D. Pedro V, the ‘Royal Prince’. Also hidden here is the Patriarcal Reservoir, built to supply water to the city’s downtown area. Where is it? Right in the middle of the garden, below the octagonal lake.

Facing the Botanical Garden of Lisbon, this garden can be a thoroughfare, a place to sit – whether on a bench, its lawns or the patio shaded by giant Australian figs – or even a place to shop, at the street market that happens every Saturday.

Related activities

25

09:30

Guided Tours

Between Gardens, Avenues and Balconies

w/ Ivo Meco

Discover Lisbon from among the arteries that give the city its life. Apart from the public gardens, which are open to anybody passing by, private gardens multiply in the corners of buildings, on balconies and in small windows. But size matters little: they are fruits of their gardener’s passion. A guided walk from Praça da Alegria to Jardim da Estrela, looking at the city with other eyes.

Meeting Point: Praça da Alegria

26

10:00 — 18:00

Other Activities

The Plant Market

To celebrate the 5th edition of Jardins Abertos festival, instead of the usual closing party, we have organised a Plant Market with Junta de Freguesia da Misericórdia and the viver@misericórdia project. Next Sunday, July 26th, at Jardim do Príncipe Real there will be creators and brands that promote a greener vision for our homes and cities waiting for you from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to show you what they do best.

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