The green side of Porto.CARD
Do you like nature and when traveling you look for green spaces? Then Porto is the city for you! In the Invicta city, there are so many options that it will be difficult to choose which ones to visit. With Porto.CARD we present 9 suggestions for parks or gardens combined with tourist attractions, creating a perfect symbiosis between nature and culture. Do not forget to purchase the card and enjoy unmissable discounts.
When we talk about Porto and its green spaces, we have to mention the City Park. The largest urban park in the country with an extension to the Atlantic Ocean, making it very rare and unique worldwide. The park is perfect for a family picnic, a hike, or a walk with your 4-legged friend. Enjoy being in this part of the city and pay a visit to Sea Life. Let yourself be surprised by the mysterious passageway of the country's 1st underwater tunnel: 500,000 litters of water with sharks waiting for you…
2- Park + Casa São Roque (10% discount)
In the eastern part of the city, you will find the S. Roque Park, an iconic space, not only for its incredible collection of hundred-year-old camellias, but also for its labyrinth of Buxus sempervirens. This charming corner of the city was even more valued with the rehabilitation of Casa de São Roque. A striking example of the villas of that time, due to its architectural and decorative characteristics, where its winter garden is a unique example.
In the Riverside and Boavista area, we suggest the Botanical Garden. In its 4 hectares you will find a huge diversity of fauna and flora (hundred-year-old camellias, cactus, succulents, orchids, roses, among others), where you can go on long and silent walks. Your experience is not complete unless you visit Galeria da Biodiversidade, the 1st Centro Ciência Viva dedicated exclusively to biodiversity. A space where art meets biology and natural history, celebrating the diversity of life.
4- Museum and Serralves Park (20% discount)
Serralves Park, one of the main parks in Porto, is a mus-visit, as its size and diversity offers different and captivating landscapes. Take a walk at the treetop level, through the most recent landmark of the Serralves Foundation, the Treetop Walk. Save some of your time for a visit to the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art , the most important contemporary art museum in Portugal, seamlessly integrated into the existing space of the gardens.
5- Marta Ortigão Sampaio House and Gardens (Free)
In every corner of the city, you will find green spaces, such as Casa Marta Ortigão Sampaio. In the unknown garden that borders the house, you can see worked stones and a small lake, in addition to a varied flora. Inside this Museu da Cidade there is a varied collection of paintings, jewellery, furniture, and decorative pieces that evoke a bourgeois and refined atmosphere.
6- Cordoaria Garden + Ordem do Carmo (40% discount)
The trees at Cordoaria Garden were designated a Public Interest. Here you will also discover the sculpture by the Spanish Juan Muñoz, called “Thirteen laughing at each other”, the perfect place for a family photo. Very close by, discover the hidden treasures of Ordem do Carmo and the hidden house of the city, the narrowest house in Porto.
The gardens of Quinta Nova Sintra have undergone recent maintenance works, and currently offer all the comforts to enjoy a good time in nature. Combine the silence of the gardens with the bustling history of the Military Museum. The museum's collection includes weapons, uniforms, military equipment and thousands of lead miniatures.
Tired of exploring the city on foot? Discover the Passeio Alegre Gardens and the Old Foz area aboard a Tuk Tuk. We are sure you will not regret it!
9- Santo Inácio Zoo (25% discount for individual tickets only)
Finally, even if you are not in the city, go to Zoo Santo Inácio, a place that brings you closer to nature and wildlife. Venture into the African Savannah and the Asiatic Lions Tunnel, places where fun is guaranteed.
What are you waiting for? Start planning today your adventure through the city's green spaces with Porto.CARD and save up to 20.60€/ per adult. Porto.CARD offers discounts at these and many other places.