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"Estufa Fria" Estufa Fria Tip by rsilva

Estufa Fria, Lisbon: 4 reviews and 9 photos


Located at the end of "Parque Eduardo VII", the spot that currently houses the actual botanical garden, was abandoned and some gardner noticed it was facing south, so he decided to take advantage of this warm spot to grow plants that were vulnerable to the cold north winds. It was very successful and in 1930 it was turned in to a Botanical garden. The roof over the Estufa Fria (Cold Greenhouse) gives shade but no heat, hence the name. In the 1950s, the "Estufa Quente" (Warm Greenhouse) was built next to the original garden. Its walls and roof are made of glass to better allow capturing light and heat and there is also an artificial lake built to create a subtropical climate.
It currently occupies an area of about 10000 m2

This is the most famous botanical garden in Lisbon and one of my personal favourites. I visited it several times when I was younger.

It is open all year and entrance costs only 1 Eur.

Address: Parque Eduardo VII, Lisbon
Directions: Near Jardim Amália Rodrigues
Phone: +351 21 3882278

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 27, 2005
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