A place for families, lovers and tourists, the Jardim da Estrela is one of the liveliest spots in the city at the end of the afternoon and during weekends.
Jardim da Estrela is one of the most popular spots in Lisbon. In the summer it fills with picnics and parties for young couples with kids and has a specific programme designed to suit everyone: from film festivals to open-air jazz, antiques fairs and Christmas markets.
There are people playing sports, tourists looking for a place to sit on a sunny day, kids learning to ride and a happy atmosphere.
It was built in the mid-19th century and was one of the spots where Queen Maria II liked to take her children. See the iron bandstand, playgrounds, ponds with ducks, swans, geese and carp, peacocks showing off and parakeets.
There are many special plant species, some of the most showy being the jacarandas, dragon trees and araucarias.
You’ll leave determined to return.