Tropical Botanical Garden in Lisbon
Tropical Botanical Garden
The Garden is perfect if the weather is hot, with its upper and lower terraces and elegant design, it is a wonderful place to explore. An impressive avenue of palms trees heralds your visit, and the landscape is largely made up of rare tropical and subtropical trees and plants, more than 4,000 species of plants from tropical climates, from the former colonies, of which plenty are rare endangered species.
Depending on the time of year visitors are regaled with blankets of colourful flowers. Meanwhile, ducks dabble in the ponds and peacocks roam the grounds.
Tropical Botanical Garden centre of studies
At almost any time, university students can be seen studying the various species or working in the greenhouses. The garden is also home to the Tropical Museum and to the Institute of Scientific Tropical Research.
By the way wile visiting the area down the Belém district the highlights are, the Belém Tower, the Jerónimos Monastery, the Monument To The Discoveries, and the Cultural Center of Belém, among other places as the Pastel de Nata pastry shop next to the Monastery on the other side of the road, going east.
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