This is easily one of the places in the city that holds most personal value for me: a lot of people don’t know that this garden exists in Goethe Institut, the institute for the teaching of the German culture and language in Lisbon, and even more people aren’t aware that cultural events are hosted here every year, such as the increasingly popular jazz festival that happens every July. Unfortunately the garden is only open when the weather is good, and during the summer months.
When you enter the garden it might not look charming at first – the seating area is packed with tables and benches that might remind you of Oktoberfest, and obviously the food and drink choices in the garden’s cafe are more reminiscent of the German food and culture, but you’ll still find your precious and very Portuguese “cafézinho” (cutesy word for coffee). Some of the tables and chairs are a bit more secluded and might give you that feel of suddenly being away from the noise of the city, but definitely while appreciating life and the sound of the birds close to your ears t the same time.
And well, as a former German student I did found love in this garden – so much love in fact that I can argue that years later my son was born out because of the charm of this place, so… I hope you appreciate this place and its uniqueness, and hopefully you’ll fall in love too!