Parque Eduardo VII | Lisbon’s Central Park – What you should know

Here is practical information about Parque Eduardo VII, Lisbon’s Central Park – What you should know, annual events in the park, other attractions and hotels nearby.

Parque Eduardo VII  is a 64-acre public park located on a gentle hill behind or northwest of the Marquês de Pombal roundabout at the north end of Avenida da Liberdade. 

The park is open 24 hours per day.

Nearby metro stations:  Parque (blue line) and Marquês de Pombal (blue line or yellow line)

Buses stopping near the park:  12, 22,36, 44, 702, 720, 745.

Parque Eduardo VII is named after the United Kingdom‘s King Edward VII who visited Lisbon in 1903 to strengthen the treaty between England and Portugal.

Prior to his visit, the park was known as Parque da Liberdade.

The central feature of the park is a manicured labyrinth of bushes and a 100 m long cobblestone Portuguese pavement which divides the park into two zones.

There is an events center in the park, dedicated to Carlos Lopes, the Portuguese athlete who won the marathon in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games.  

Originally, the building was built for the 1922-1923 Expo in Rio de Janeiro.  

The park offers ponds, a children’s playground, a restaurant, kiosks to enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine, exercise equipment, and picnic space. 

At the higher northern end of the park, there is a scenic viewpoint that provides views of the park and Lisbon all the way down to the river.

The park is also home to the largest national flag in Portugal.

Greenhouses in Parque Eduardo VII

There are three popular greenhouses or estufas in the park. 

Estufa Fria (The Cold Greenhouse) is a 3.7-acre greenhouse garden. 

It features cascades, sculptures, plants from all over the world. 

There is the Estufa Quente (Hot Greenhouse), and the Estufa Doce (Sweet Greenhouse)

The estufas are open every day from 9 am to 5:30 pm.

Annual events in Parque Eduardo VII

Christmas Market

Monday – Thursday:  noon – 8 pm

Friday – Sunday:  10 am – 10 pm

The Christmas Market offers an opportunity to meet Santa and drop off letters to him, a large Ferris wheel, a small skating rink, and 57 vendors selling local products. For more information on the Christmas Market and the Holiday Season in Lisbon, read my Christmas in Lisbon: A quick guide

Lisbon Book Fair (Feira de Livro de Lisboa)

End of August, beginning of September.  Free admission.

The fair, which has been held since the 1930s, features authors reading and signing autographs, rare and antique, new and used books, mostly in Portuguese but with a few vendors selling books in English.

Other Attractions Near Parque Eduardo VII

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

A collection of more than 5000 pieces of eastern and western art that belonged to Armenian oil engineer Calouste Gulbenkian.  

Hours: 10 am – 6 pm.  Closed Tuesdays.  Avenida de Berna 45A.  Admission:  €10, discounts for under 30, over 65, Lisboa card.

For more information, see my Lisbon’s Gulbenkian Museum – What you need to know

Marquês de Pombal Square

A 36 m statue and roundabout dedicated to the military leader who was tasked with rebuilding Lisbon after the 1755 earthquake destroyed the city. 

Avenida da Liberdade

Opened in 1882,  Lisbon’s grand, tree-lined boulevard has ponds and fountains, with mansions and high-end shopping and hotels. To learn more about shopping on Avenida da Liberdade, see my article Where to shop in Lisbon? Lisbon’s best malls and shopping

Restauradores Square

A large, busy public square with restaurants such as the Hard Rock Café. 

Also nearby, you will find the Ascensor da Glória, a funicular or streetcar that makes the steep trip up the hill to the Bairro Alto neighborhood and the São Pedro de Alcântara scenic viewpoint.

Hotels near Parque Eduardo VII

Hotel Intercontinental Lisbon, an IHG Hotel

Rua Castilho 149

T: 1 888 424 6835

A five-star hotel overlooking Eduardo VII Park, the Hotel Intercontinental Lisbon is located 1650 feet from Marquês de Pombal metro station, and 2300 feet from Avenida the Liberdade.

Many of the hotel’s rooms have panoramic views overlooking the park.

All rooms have a flat screen TV, with satellite channels, and free Wi-Fi.

The hotel’s Akla restaurant serves international and Portuguese specialties. Guests can also enjoy the hotel’s Uptown bar. R

Rooms start at €142. Parking is an additional €16.50 per day.

HF Fénix Music Hotel

Rua Joaquim António de Aguiar 5

T: 315 210 496 570

A popular hotel with a rooftop pool (see my article Fun in the sun – 12 Lisbon hotels with rooftop pools ) located near Parque Eduardo VII.

Each soundproofed, air-conditioned room has a musical theme and comes with a Bluetooth sound system, multicolored dynamic lighting, a flat screen TV, a safe, free Wi-Fi and toiletries.

Hotel Fénix Music has a lobby bar and a rooftop bar. Breakfast is available from 7:30 am until 10 am each day. Laundry service is available Monday – Saturday.

Marqués de Pombal metro station is 350 feet away, and Parque Eduardo VII is 1300 feet away. Rooms start at €81.

Lisboa Central Park Hotel Suites & Studios

Avenida Sidonio Pais 4

T: 315 213 502 060

Soundproofed, airconditioned rooms starting at €46. Parking available in a secure parking deck for an additional €15.

Each room has wifi, a flatscreen TV, and a bidet. The hotel has a 24-hour reception and laundry services, T

he restaurant on-site serves Portuguese and international fare. Breakfast can be added for a few additional euros.

Parque metro station is .1 mile away.

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