A green oasis just
next to the centre
Jardins do Palácio de Cristal16
Why locals love it
The former Crystal Palace is no longer there, but luckily its gardens remain. The park is compact, but so incredibly diverse that it seems to be many parks into one. Besides that, it offers some wonderful (and sometimes dramatic) views to the city and the river Douro, and it also houses a handful of very photogenic peacocks.
Why you should visit it
You may not be into Botany or gardens, but this is a wonderful place to relax from the hustle-and-bustle of the city. Furthermore, it's location just by the cliff makes it a natural balcony - the views are amazing, spanning all the way from the Dom Luis Bridge to the Arrábida bridge.
Jardins do Palácio de CristalR. D. Manuel II, 15, 4050-346 Porto, Portugal