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Type: Attractions, Family Friendly, Gardens, Outdoor Activities, Parks, Relaxing, Unusual
Set along the northwestern edge of Parque Eduardo VII, these three estufas (glasshouses) date from 1933 and make for a pleasant diversion away from the bustle of the city. The estufa fria (cool... Read More
Set along the northwestern edge of Parque Eduardo VII, these three estufas (glasshouses) date from 1933 and make for a pleasant diversion away from the bustle of the city. The estufa fria (cool greenhouse) is filled with shimmering tree ferns and striking camellias, among other brilliant flora. The tropical trees and plants are landscaped around a series of ponds and waterfalls in much the same way as the more exotic greenery in the estufa quente (hot greenhouse). Here, coffee and mango trees flourish in the sticky heat. The smaller estufa doce (sweet greenhouse) bristles with prickly cacti and other succulents. Overhead, lofty palms at least one hundred years old provide welcome shade.
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- Daily 9am-4:30pm
- Hours May Vary Seasonally
- Parks: "The glasshouses are particularly alluring late afternoon during winter, when the flora and water features are illuminated by spotlight. It's also lovely and warm!"
- Best for Parks Because: This verdant pocket of greenery is a veritable oasis and offers a place of respite from the city surrounding it.