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.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Lisbon's Urban Wilderness
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Interesting! I didn't even know this existed!
A forest in Lisbon?? Had no idea. Love your photos!
Wow - very interesting, indeed.
always good to hear about urban green spaces -- I've spent quite a bit of time in the ones in Glasgow and in Dublin.
Hi Brette, I was surprised, too. And I visit Lisbon every year!
Thanks much, Sheryl. I love urban forests. I try to visit them wherever possible. Found one in Panama City and in Rio de Janeiro.
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.
Hi Kerry, I'll have to check out the green spaces in Dublin and Glasgow next time.
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.
Who knew? Your photography is lovely!
Love the idea of green spaces in urban places. Beautiful.
Incredible! Can't wait to get there.
I yearn to go to Portugal, so am putting this in my file of things to do in Lisbon.
Hi Alexandra, I'm a vegetarian and found plenty of fruits and vegetables on many menus during my travels in Lisbon.
Hi Living Large, Thanks. Glad you like the images.
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.
Hi Ruth, Hope you can plan for a trip to Lisbon. If you need any travel tips, don't hesitate to ask.
HI Vera Marie, Even many locals I met hadn't done this greenway. You'll love it.
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