Jardim Botânico do Porto


Run by the Faculty of Sciences of Porto University, this jigsaw of botanical gardens is a cool escape on hot summer days. Dotted with lakes and flourishing with succulents, roses and camellias, these secluded gardens are the brainchild of port-wine merchant João Henrique Andresen, who had them laid out in romantic style in 1895.

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