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Parque da Cidade, Porto

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Portugal's largest urban park, Parque da Cidade combines large manicured sections with sprawling natural areas. The park, the country's only public green area linked to the ocean, attracts morning joggers and cyclists, weekend picnickers, and impassioned surfers. Spanning more than 80 hectares (200 acres), the park grounds include sparkling lakes, verdant tree groves, blossoming hedges, and natural rock formations. Designed by renowned architect Sidonio Pardal, this green zone serves as a giant lung, providing Portugal's second-largest city with a breath of fresh air. Wild ducks, swans, and geese make their home here, along with more than 70 tree species and 40 plant species. Take a walk along the wide pathways and try to identify some of them. By using our Porto trip planning website, you can arrange your visit to Parque da Cidade and other attractions in Porto.
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  • By accident, we were forced to stay for 3 days in Matosinhos surrounded by grey concrete buildings. If you are a nature lover, Matosinhos can be quite depressing, sorry to say. Luckily, we took a... 
    By accident, we were forced to stay for 3 days in Matosinhos surrounded by grey concrete buildings. If you are a nature lover, Matosinhos can be quite depressing, sorry to say. Luckily, we took a...  more »
  • You go way out Rua Boavista toward the ocean and you end up at the big city park which is a good place to get away from it all. The park ends at the beach and the ocean. 
    You go way out Rua Boavista toward the ocean and you end up at the big city park which is a good place to get away from it all. The park ends at the beach and the ocean.  more »
  • .This is a really pleasant large green space to the north of Foz do Douro. Plenty of open field sections, some large lakes towards the centre, and then several wooded sections that afford welcome... 
    .This is a really pleasant large green space to the north of Foz do Douro. Plenty of open field sections, some large lakes towards the centre, and then several wooded sections that afford welcome...  more »
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  • A nice park, lots of green, lots of places to walk and sit. An actual play area for children to climb and play on would be very handy and useful. It's great that it's super easy to walk right up to the beach from the park! Worth it for a day out
  • It is a wonderful garden that combines beauty, tranquility, and a wonderful location, in addition to containing many activities such as courts, sports halls, restaurants, and parking lots. It is suitable for all ages, youth, family, etc., to practice cycling and enjoy nature.
  • It is bigger than expected, with large grass spaces and a few lakes. Lots of birds, turtles and fish. Loved it! Currently there are some works in specific areas of the park but I could enjoy it for a few hours.
  • One of my favorite places in Porto for relaxing, walking and doing some exercise. And onn my last visit I've seen that someone have placed some animals there. Nice for them and the visitors, maybe not so good if you live by and don't like the roosters crowing all the time, I'd like though.
  • A really big beautiful park with lots of places to sit, ponds and plenty of shade. I had a lot of fun taking pictures of the wildlife.

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