Well-known for its history and stunning architecture, Lisbon continues to wow visitors with its beautiful landscape and memorable nature experiences. With a wide variety of terrains and natural sights, Lisbon invites travelers looking to enjoy the outdoors to explore its beaches, natural parks, mountains and more.
Reserva Natural do Estuário do Tejo
Near city center, Reserva Natural do Estuário do Tejo is the largest wetland in Portugal. Its vast size makes it the perfect home for spotted redshanks, common greenshanks, pied avocets, stilts and many other species. Great for bird and nature lovers, visit in autumn to see flamingos arrive by the thousands. Accessible by car, bike or foot, visitors can also ride on one of the typical boats used to cross the river.
As the most westerly point in continental Europe, this area drops suddenly into the sea from its 140-meter-high cliffs. The area still operates its 18th-century lighthouse to guide vessels safely along the coast, and visitors wanting the most of their visit should come at sunset to watch the sun melt into the sea.
Originally built under King João V as a hunting and leisure park, this public park now welcomes all to explore its many wonders. Covering more than 800 hectares, the park is home to foxes, rabbits, deer, goats, wild boars and squirrels, as well as birds like owls, falcons and eagles. Situated just more than 40 kilometers from the city center, the park also offers activities like walking tours, mountain biking, archery, horseback riding and crossbow shooting.
Beaches of Arrábida and Sesimbra
With coves formed by the crystal-clear waters bordering Portugal, breathtaking beaches await visitors. South of Lisbon, by Setúbal, lie some of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal, where visitors can jump into the blue waters of Portinho da Arrábida or Praia do Creiro. Also in Arrábida, visitors can embark on a dolphin-watching boat tour to witness the creatures splashing in and out of the clear waters.
A set of unique green spaces in Lisbon, this park features both native and exotic vegetation, as well as esplanades overlooking the Tejo River. Enjoy a relaxing walk in the gardens before visiting the park’s water gardens, featuring sculptures by Cutileiro.
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