Ajuda Botanical Gardens (Lisbon, Portugal) Reviews
Description:Oldest botanical gardens in Portugal, dating back as far as 1798.
Newest Review: ... the time and it was the first one in Portugal. The garden was owned by the royal family until 1910 and substantially restored in the 1990s. ~~Visiting~~ Getting into the garden itself is a little confusing. We initially tried an imposing ornate metal gate just opposite the Royal Palace, but were disappointed to find it locked and a sign firmly telling us that it closed at 5pm. Luckily a ... more
Customer Ajuda Botanical Gardens (Lisbon, Portugal) Reviews (1)
by - written on 19/04/11 (Very useful, 69 readings)
The Jardim Botanico da Ajuda is one of Lisbon's oldest and most atmospheric botanical gardens. Located in the Belem area, with all of its beautiful views of the Tagus River, the botanical gardens sit high up on a hill, just opposite the magnificent royal Palacio da Ajuda. We chose to put the botanical gardens last on our Belem agenda. The gardens are open until dusk, and I love to visit shady and esoteric gardens in the quiet of the evening, when most of the crowds have disappeared. We arrived around 6pm and had the place to ourselves, free to wander along the sandy paths, accompanied only by strolling peacocks. The distant River Tagus still gleamed blue in ... Read the complete review