Monsanto Forest Park


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Monsanto Forest Park

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city — this forest area on and around the Monsanto Hill is home to the Monsanto Ecological Park, established to provide visitors with insight into the diverse natural and geographic environment of the area. Don't miss the Panorâmico de Monsanto — the graffitied, abandoned Brutalist building of a former high-end restaurant that's now a popular spot for panoramic views over Lisbon.

Do & See

A true modern metropolis that can compete with any world capital in the number of attractions, Lisbon is a city that is on the up and up. Best known for its colonialist history, rich architectural tradition and Fado music, the city is perfect for long walks — hike up the hills of Alfama or at St George's Castle to get the most spectacular views. Romans, Berber pirates, Moorish builders and brutal Reconquista knights left their mark on the urban fabric of the city. Most of the best sights, restaurants and nightlife spots are situated along the river. Dive headfirst into the bohemian atmosphere of Lisbon.