Botanical Garden

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Basic info

Google maps location
Type of attraction

Garden

Portuguese name

Jardim Botânico

Entrances
  • Calçada Martim de Freitas (by the aqueduct)
  • Alameda Dr. Julio Henriques (main entrance)
  • R. Arco da Traição (closest to university)
  • Rua da Alegria (closest to river)
Email
+351 239 242 744

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How to visit

Prices

Garden: Free
Guided tours: €10 (min 3 pax)

Opening times

Winter
(October – March)
9am – 5.30pm

Summer
(April – September)
9am – 8pm

Entrances

Largo da Sé Velha

Public transports to main gate

Botanic Line passing inside the woods and ending at the university

Bus to main entrance
5, 24, 24T, 26, 34 e 103

More details

  • Central Square with fountain
  • Tropical greenhouse
  • Banyon tree
  • Bamboo Forest
  • The Woods (with 8 hectares) descending until the entrance by the river

1772 – Garden foundation

1855 – Construction of the Tropical Greenhouse

1877 – Plantation of the Banyon & Cedar

1949 – Construction of Fountain at central square

the surroundings

  • Bissaya Barreto House Museum (150 m)
  • Republica Square (300 m)
  • Santa Cruz Park (430 m)
  • University Barroque Library (600 m)
  • Machado de Castro Museum (600 m)
  • New Cathedral (600 m)
  • Papa (200m)
  • Loggia (650m)
  • Tias Camellas – Sapientia Hotel (500m)

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