Porto free gardens and parks
Wherever I travel around the world, I’m always in search of finding the greatest places to spend my time. And that`s because, although cities may sometimes become monotonous, we sometimes just need to go out of the house and take a walk. You may go for a walk with your family, your dog or your lover, but we simply must go out.
In the following list, I’ve gathered various places in and around Porto: museums, gardens, galleries and beautiful sights. They are all free, so we really have no excused to stay locked indoors.
Walks Porto free gardens and parks
The Botanical Garden of Porto (Jardim Botânico do Porto)
With almost 4 hectares of ground, this botanical garden is brilliant if you want to take a walk.
Rua do Campo Alegre, 1191, 4150-181 Porto
Hours: Mon-Fri 09h-18h Sat, Sun 10h-18h
The City Park (Parque da Cidade)
The largest urban park in Portugal, with a total of 83 hectares and almost 10 km of bicycle road, you can wander around it on foot, riding your bike or walking your dog.
Av. da Boavista, Porto
Hours: always open
Park and Garden of the Serralves Foundation (Parque e Jardim da Fundação Serralves)
Free entry only on Sundays, between 10h and 13h (the rest of the time, the entry price is 3 €). The Contemporary Arts Museum and the Casa de Serralves can also be found in the park.
Rua Dom João de Castro, 4150 Porto
Hours: Tue-Sun, 10h-19h
São Roque Park (Parque de São Roque)
Also known as Quinta da Lameira, it is a park/ garden with more than 4 hectares of land.
Rua São Roque da Lameira, 4350-307 Porto
Hours: October – March: 9h-19h, April – September: 9h-20h
Urban Park Pasteleira (Parque Urbano da Pasteleira)
A park with almost 8 hectares, perfect for bike rides, with its bicycle roads (2 km), which lead all the way to the Parque da Cidade.
Rua Diogo Botelho, 4150 Porto
Hours: Summer: 6h – 22h; Winter: 7h – 22h
Crystal Palace Gardens (Jardins do Palácio de Cristal)
A garden with almost 10 hectares of land, displaying a wonderful view over Rio Douro.
Rua de D. Manuel II, 4050 Porto
Hours: Summer: 8h – 21h, Winter: 8h – 19h
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We hope our article on Porto free gardens and parks will give you the reason to visit our beautiful city.