Parque Eduardo VII

Lisboa

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Situated in the north side of the Liberdade Avenue, right in the top of Marquês de Pombal Square, this is the greatest garden-park in Lisboa. In the beginning named Liberty Park (Parque da Liberdade) it was re-baptized with the name of the King of England that, in 1903, visited Lisboa in order to reaffirm the long alliance between the two Countries.
With twenty-five hectares, it is developed through a central axis materialized in a big avenue with a big green grass-slope, offering several and unique nooks and sights. In the Northwest corner is situated the Estufa Fria. Nearby, a lake with big carps and a children’s park.
On the Eastern side is located the Pavilion Carlos Lopes, built in 1932, stage of diverse events.
In the top of the park is the Monument in honour to the 25 of April (the Carnation Revolution of 1974), from the authorship of João Cutileiro, followed by the Garden Amália Rodrigues (the most famous Portuguese Fado singer) and by a monumental viewpoint with spectacular sights over the São Jorge Castle, the Baixa Pombalina (downtown) and, of course, the gorgeous Tagus River.
The Park presents many other facilities such as restaurants, esplanade, bandstand, “snack-park”, tennis court, gymnasium, swimming pool, and it is also, and frequently, stage for others events, like the famous Annual Book Fair.

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