Yes, you can row in a boat, in a lake, in the middle of the city. Right here.
This park is located between Campo Grande and Alvalade and it’s the biggest green area in the city center. Just so you can picture it, it has the size of 11 football fields, with a 2.7km perimeter.
Very close to the Lisbon University campus, you can find lots of students there, chilling or working, in the park or in the cafeterias that serve the area.
The park has been recently renovated and on the 25th of April, its new south wing has opened with the name Mário Soares: a tribute to one of our former presidents known for his role on the birth of the portuguese democracy, who lived nearby and died in the beginning of 2017.
Perfect to experience when the weather is sunny, is also very pleasant for families to engage in lots of recreational activities. Here are some of the things you can do if you visit:
See the statues, have a coffee or a snack, play a game of Padel, have a picnic in the grass, rent a rowing boat with your SO, walk your dogs in the canine park, visit the Ames room in the middle of the garden, take your kids to the children park or even learn math at the 4 mathematical benches you can find there.
In September it will host some wonderful jazz music (for other venues before September, check out the Outjazz festival’s program here).