Sunday, September 15, 2013

Lisbon's Urban Wilderness

If you had to pick an activity that would top your list of things to do in Lisbon, how high up would visiting a forest be? Would it even be on the list? Well, it should be. Lisbon is sprinkled with green spaces, including an expansive wilderness that's connected to downtown via a new pedestrian path. And, during Lisbon Week, a festival that starts on September 21st, you can take a free tour of this green way with a biologist. You can also sign up for history, art and architecture and other tours that will weave through some of the city's most unexpected venues.

I recently wrote about the Monsanto Green Corridor for National Geographic Traveler - Intelligent Travel.









18 comments:

Brette @ PuttingItAllontheTable said...

Interesting! I didn't even know this existed!

Sheryl said...

A forest in Lisbon?? Had no idea. Love your photos!

merr said...

Wow - very interesting, indeed.

Kerry Dexter said...

always good to hear about urban green spaces -- I've spent quite a bit of time in the ones in Glasgow and in Dublin.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi Brette, I was surprised, too. And I visit Lisbon every year!

Jeanine Barone said...

Thanks much, Sheryl. I love urban forests. I try to visit them wherever possible. Found one in Panama City and in Rio de Janeiro.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi merr, I was surprised to meet so many savvy travelers who have visited Lisbon many times and who never knew about this urban forest. What a great find.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi Kerry, I'll have to check out the green spaces in Dublin and Glasgow next time.

Alexandra said...

Lisbon is one of my favorite place. I do remember the parks. What there was little of was green veggies. We had to walk and walk to find a vegetarian restaurant.

Living Large said...

Who knew? Your photography is lovely!

Jane Boursaw said...

Love the idea of green spaces in urban places. Beautiful.

ruth pennebaker said...

Incredible! Can't wait to get there.

Vera Marie said...

I yearn to go to Portugal, so am putting this in my file of things to do in Lisbon.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi Alexandra, I'm a vegetarian and found plenty of fruits and vegetables on many menus during my travels in Lisbon.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi Living Large, Thanks. Glad you like the images.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi Jane, Yes, even though I'm a city girl, I crave green spaces. Luckily, I always seem to find 'em almost no matter what city I visit.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi Ruth, Hope you can plan for a trip to Lisbon. If you need any travel tips, don't hesitate to ask.

Jeanine Barone said...

HI Vera Marie, Even many locals I met hadn't done this greenway. You'll love it.