Passeio Alegre Garden
This late-19th-century garden is considered one of landscape gardener Jeronymo Monteiro da Costa’s most important achievements. Covering around 4 hectares, the garden extends along a central axis occupied by a double line of plane trees and flanked by irregularly shaped flowerbeds. At either end of the promenade are large circular grass beds with round ponds at their centre.
The Passeio Alegre Garden houses important heritage – sculptures, built structures and living features. The water fountain (18th century) was listed as a national monument in 1910 and the obelisks designed by Nicolau Nasoni (18th century) were classified as public interest structures in 1938. Other examples of heritage are Chalet, bandstand and public toilets, built in 1910 and decorated with Art-Nouveau tiles. Since 2005, the park has had the largest number of trees classified as being of public interest in the city of Porto: 63 Canary Island date palms, 28 Norfolk Island pines and two Metrosideros.
Located at the mouth of the River Douro, the Passeio Alegre Garden offers visitors one of the most beautiful landscapes in the city.