The Jardim da Estrela (Estrela Garden)
The Jardim da Estrela (Estrela Garden) Lisbon Reviews
Nice park ! Mar 06, 2011
This romantic 19th century park is a lovely spot for reading, jogging, and for children to play.
It is found across from Basilica da Estrela, and has ponds with ducks roaming around, a children's playground, an old bandstand, and a café serving light meals throughout the day.
In between it all is a number of exotic plants and several sculptures.
Behind it is the English Cemetery, the resting place of the city's British community over the centuries, with the most famous name found inside being Henry Fielding, the author of "Tom Jones" (he traveled to Lisbon to recover from illness but never returned home). The cemetery is open in the mornings, but if you find the gate closed, ring the bell to be allowed in.
Taking place in the park every first weekend of the month is a crafts and design fair from 10AM to 7PM.
Also a great coffee shop with delicious snacks and very fair prices , I don’t write a review for it but recommended for you 100% !
Some photos to have a look :)
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Sunny sunday morning at Jardim da Estrela Aug 05, 2007
The Jardim da Estrela (Estrela Garden), also know as Jardim Guerra Junqueiro, homage to our famous poet Guerra Junqueiro, was founded in 1852, at the time witness to an increasingly entertaining Lisbon. However, throughout the 20th century it was forgotten by Lisboans. Today the second biggest garden in the capital stands timidly in front of the magnificent neoclassic Basílica da Estrela.
Playground for children and resting area for the elderly, casual wanderers will immediately feel the urge to visit its fascinating environment. The garden is home to countless bird species and exotic trees.
Along with the natural beauties lies also an ambiance of mysticism, dating as far back as its existence. Many claimed to have seen movement in the statues that so peacefully live there. The serene marble figures are tribute to prominent men in Portuguese history. They stand in the middle of the lakes, as a simple gesture of calmness.
During Sunday summer days the garden is the ideal stage for diverse activities such as yoga lessons or Chinese massages. Adapted also to modern trends, many young creators offer a miscellaneous display of their latest designs.
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