Over the years this park has had many names: Olival do Campo (1613), Alameda do Olival (1661), Jardim da Cordoaria (1662) and since 1835 João Chagas Garden (or Campo dos Martires da Patria). This area of the city is known as "Cordoaria" (cordonería) because of the Miragaia cobblers here. The park is pretty big with abundant vegetation, benches, a pond with a large ornamental fountain and various sculptures, such as the monument to Ortigão Ramalho that pays homage to martyrs of the homeland. The park occupies the central part of a block and is surrounded by several interesting buildings, such as the Natural History Museum, the Faculty of Science, the Chapel of San José de Taipas, the Clerics Tower and the Carmelite Church (Igreja do Carmo).
Many visitors know and cross the Dom Luis bridge between Porto and Gaia, but the majority do so on the lowest level, where cars pass. If you want to have spectacular and panoramic views from Porto, it is best to follow the subway path, in the higher part. If you do not suffer from vertigo, you can cross it and take fantastic photographs from the small park opposite, in Gaia, where groups usually meet to chat, or gentlemen students to enjoy the afternoon.
Santa Barbara Garden is just behind the Wall and the Episcopal Palace and is wonderful - full of color and light. In the center of the garden is the Fuente de Santa Barbara (a fountain), which is named for having this saint on the top, and is perfect for taking some pretty pictures.
Located on the banks of the River Minho and just before its mouth, is this vast expanse known as the O Catelinho Park where you can find a variety of things allowing us to do, especially for the younger ones, different leisure activities. In this Portuguese town, bordering on Tomino, and also known as "A Vila das Artes" you can find a climbing activities, climbing walls, skate boarding , skating or bike paths leading to a small pond to contemplate in these wet areas the characteristic vegetation or animals such as crustaceans, amphibians, reptiles and birds. You must not miss the childrens' playground with statues in the form of lampreys, mazes, horses .., a cafeteria, picnic areas, mini golf course and so on.
This park is located in Foz do Douro, just opposite the Castle of San Juan Bautista, on the outskirts of the city of Oporto towards Matosinhos. It's a pretty big triangular park, between Av Carlos I (along the Duero river) and Passeio Alegre (which the park is named after). The grounds are well kept and there are a couple of decorative fountains, a bandstand, various types of plants and flowers and benches. But perhaps most interesting parts these gardens is the miniature golf course that seems to be pretty popular (not sure if you have to pay or not, but it's surrounded by a fence) and the monument in honor of Raul Brandão.
The municipal garden in Valença, bordered by Tui, can be found just outside the old town in the new part of the city, right on the main avenue where the international bridge was. The garden stands out because it has a medium-sized playground inside, several tree species, such as camellias and rhododendrons, the latter lovely this time of year (spring), a fountain or pond banks and towards the center a large music box.
The Island of Madeira, in the Atlantic Ocean, has an ideal climate for the development of all types of vegetation, because there it is Spring for most of the year. It is also called the garden of Europe and you can find, simply by walking around, all kinds of flowers or plants which certainly you have not seen before. The easiest way to appreciate the splendor of greenery and colors that is by visiting the island's many gardens such as "Botanical Garden" or "Monte Palace Tropical Garden". Nature in its pure state..
The Parque do Arnado is a beautiful theme park located in Ponte de Lima (northern Portugal), just across the pedestrianized medieval bridge. Take a walk through the history of garden art while you´re there. It consists of four themed gardens: - Romanesque Garden, as the name suggests, a Roman garden - The Maze, inspired by the legend of the Minotaur - Garden of the Renaissance, where the water is considered essential and the Baroque Garden which reflects the splendor of true French gardens. The park also has a conservatory and Rural Museum, where you can see the gear and tools used in the field and a great winery. About a mile away from all of this, you´ll fine the "International Garden Festival" on the banks of the Lima River.
This park is in the center of the city, just opposite the tourist information building. It is a triangular shaped square, surrounded by Bombeiros, Terreiro da Cavalaria and Portas do Anjo streets. The center is a pedestrian zone, in which there are different garden areas with trees, palm trees, various plants, cactus and small colored flowers. There are also areas with benches and a fountain made of stone (though it was not on). On both sides of the square there are traffic lanes upstream right onto Two Allies Avenue, and the left descending to the old town. There is a line of taxis on one side.
7 km from Guimaraes lies the small village of Caldas das Taipas, famous for its hot springs, belonging to the parish of Caldelas. It has a very busy recreation and entertainment area, that is busy both by the villagers and the surrounding people, as it is a natural area that has a river beach (along the river Ave), sports courts, public swimming pools summer, playground, camping area and picnic area. There are also a few bars around it where people like to stop in for a drink.
These gardens opened in 2003 and are at the end of Rua da Trindade and is the only green area in the historical district of Miranda. They are pleasant gardens surrounded by the town walls. There are various colorful flower beds, several water jets that sprout from the ground at different rates, a café with terrace, a fountain-pond and a playground. It's so named as it was the garden of the Convent of the Trinitarians, whose church is next door and is now the Municipal Library.
This park is located just outside the city center by the Ctra N-128 to the Santa Lucia. It has a large area, on the walled area of the Castle, on the banks of Fresno. Here the river is dammed, and there is a café-bar with a nice terrace where you can enjoy a nice drink and where you can carry out non-motorized water sports, such as canoeing or take a walk by the river or rent a pedal boat. There is a large gap from the road to the river (below), and there are multiple paths and walking trails where you can walk quietly and enjoy the area and calmness of the river.
Solar de Mateus consists, in addition to the Museum, the chapel and the winery, a farm with landscaped gardens that are romantic, and is considered among the most gorgeous in Portugal. Upon entering the 5th, the 1st thing that I noticed was a large pond in which is reflected the facade of the palace, in front of an ancient tree with an impressive trunk. Many paths start here touring the gardens, formed by clipped box hedges with a tiny geometric form, pergolas and even the coat of arms of the family. There is also space for flowers, camellias, and for orchards and vineyards because is where Mateus wine is made. There is another area in which there are 3 ponds, but what I found most amazing is a passageway formed by huge cedars, crowns touching that forms a tunnel that does not let even a ray of sunlight through. It was raining, so the ride was not great, but I bet a sunny day has to be a treat. To visit these gardens it is necessary to pay 4 € and you can visit them all the time you want, at your leisure. It will take an hour at ease ...
This great park, wonderful for children, with beautiful autumn colors, near the hotsprings, and located just along the banks of the river led me to take these photos. It is the Das Caldas Park. In addition to a large square with the lure of the river Miño, stone tables and benches, it has a large playground. A few meters below the spa there are two outdoor pools for swimming enthusiasts open in the summer months. On top of this park, the great strength of Monçao, birthplace of Alvariño wine and a city bordering the Galician town of Salvatierra de Miño.
There is a lot to see in this great neoclassical palace and its gardens of the early nineteenth century English style. There are fountains, sculptures and a great lake. The Brejoeira Palace and its surroundings can be seen from the woods to the vast vineyard winery of Alvariño which is the palace´s main source of income (this beautiful palace is privately owned). The sculptures represent the goddess of fertility and the fountains give a romantic air to this space that inspires relaxation and tranquility. You can visit from Tuesday to Sunday. Taking the tour in the spring is recommended as the beautiful gardens are much better during this season.
Set behind the majestic clock tower plaza Charles II is where you'll find the collections that are in the Museum of Fine Arts that are based on the works of Belgian artists from the sixteenth century all the way up until present day. You can admire great industrial landscapes Pierre Paulus and Paul Delvaux Annunciation. It has an entire room dedicated to Rene Magritte, showing the beginning of his career and his Surrealist period.
This large urban park is located on the banks of the river Coura and yet very near the mouth of the river Miño. It occupies a large area and offers recreation to children and young people with a playground and sports fields for football and basketball. In the garden areas and especially along the river there are a variety of banana trees and palm trees. A pair of sculptures adorn the park, one a kind of obelisk made of stone and the other a modern sculpture in blue surrounded by fish. There is also a wonderful terrace café where one can freshen up and relax in beautiful surroundings.