One of the best things about choosing Lisbon and its region for your holidays is the easy access it provides to stunning and enchanting nature. With unique plant and animal species and perfect locations at which to observe them, discover the various parks and nature reserves where you can swap part of your holidays in the city for contact with nature. But if you prefer adrenaline to the bucolic, there are also many activities to choose in and around Lisbon. Mountain biking in Sintra or down the steep alleyways of Alfama, abseiling through nature or flying over a concert or festival, there are many extreme sports options available in the capital.
Learn more about the species in the Lisbon botanical and scientific garden. This is the perfect place for a few hours of wandering amid the tranquillity and variety of plants.
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.
Visit Mafra, with its palace and park, and don’t forget to see the Jardim do Cerco, a sublime and original Baroque garden that combines nature with agriculture and gardening.
Amazing, varied and original, it’s easy to spend a whole day in the city’s most versatile and complex park, with its different areas and their distinct atmospheres.