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A Hidden Gem of Lisbon: Estufa Fria

Tucked away inside Parque Eduardo VII is my favorite garden in Lisbon. The Estufa Fria (literally Cold Greenhouse) is just over 3.5 acres and has many delights waiting to be found. As you head to the entrance of the greenhouses, the park has quaint ponds with ducks, statues, and fountains. The entrance fee was just €2, and it was definitely worth much more. It's pretty city-center and easy to fit in with other sights in the area. Don't miss out on this Lisbon paradise.


The Estufa Fria has one main space with charming walkways, gorgeous plants, and a family of chickens.


The roofing here is wooden slats that let in light but moderate the temperature for the plants. There are also two rooms with glass ceilings, a Hot Greenhouse (Estufa Quente) with tropical species, and a Sweet Greenhouse (Estufa Doce) with succulents and cacti.


There were so many nooks with benches, various walkways to meander, and magnificent plants to enjoy. The garden was first opened in 1933, so it's been around 90 years! Based on how affordable and empty it was, I'd say the Estufa Fria is a highly underrated part of Lisbon.


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