Taking a walk in the
Parque Eduardo VII16
Why locals love it
The park’s name was given in honor of Edward VII of United Kingdom in 1903. The year before, he visited Lisbon to reaffirm the alliance between both countries. The current configuration was designed by the architect Keil do Amaral, however many people think that the space only serves to tourists take a sunbathing.
Why you should visit it
On the top of the park, is hoisted a big Portugal’s flag and a view over Lisbon, that covers Marquês de Pombal and goes through Liberdade Avenue till it reaches the river. There is a cold greenhouse and a warm greenhouse. There is also a Pavilion named after Carlos Lopes (winner of an Olympic marathon), whose outside walls are covered with tiles.
Usually in May and June, takes place the Book Fair; in 2013 will be the 83th edition. There is a picnic area under the trees.
Parque Eduardo VIIPq. Eduardo Sétimo