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Cultures, Museums and Heritage - Green Spaces

Porto is full of large beautiful green spaces. Discover the city's natural beauty, starting with the University of Porto’s gardens and parks!

At U.Porto, it is easy to find a place to enjoy nature, exercise or simply relax and socialise.

The University’s campuses include parks and gardens with great plant biodiversity, environmental quality and a rich landscape. Discover the beautiful U.Porto's Botanical, lose yourself in the gardens that "paint" most of our faculties, and explore the Asprela Central Park, which connects several faculties and research centres in U.Porto's largest university campus.

But these are just a few of the many green spaces you can visit at U.Porto. You can find some more suggestions below.

U.Porto's Botanical Garden and Andresen House

U.Porto's Botanical Garden and Andresen House

The historical Botanical Garden of the University of Porto, covering an area of four hectares, can be explored for hours. It includes an area with camellia hedges, ponds with water plants and a greenhouse area with all kinds of plants.

This green space is ideal for taking a break from studying or working. To complete your visit, don't forget the Hall of Biodiversity – Living Science Centre, located in the Andresen House.

Location: Rua do Campo Alegre, 1191, 4150-181 Porto, Portugal.

Casa Andresen viewed from Jardim Botânico
Casa Andresen Jardim Botânico

Discover U.Porto's Botanical Garden

Campo Alegre Botanical Park

The Campo Alegre Botanical Park occupies an area of about 13 hectares, which includes buildings and outdoor spaces. It extends from the gardens of the Faculty of Sciences (FCUP) to the gardens of Primo Madeira House and the Botanical Garden of the University of Porto. In this "green tour", you can appreciate around 2000 botanical species.

Location: Rua do Campo Alegre, 4150-180 Porto, Portugal.

Campo Alegre Botanical Park
Parque Botânico Campo Alegre FCUP Jardim Primo Madeira

Belas Artes Garden / Palacete Braguinha

Belas Artes Garden / Palacete Braguinha

The historic small palace from the 19th century, used as the "home" of the Faculty of Fine Arts, is the gateway to an authentic open-air museum in the centre of Porto.

In addition to the buildings of great architectural interest spread throughout the Faculty's garden, you will also find beautiful sculptures created by former FBAUP students and from the schools that preceded it.

Location: Avenida Rodrigues de Freitas, 265-269, 4049-021 Porto, Portugal.

Three students walking in the FBAUP's garden
Jardim Belas Artes 3

Gólgota House

Gólgota House

U.Porto's Faculty of Architecture was established in this century-old manor house for many years, also restored by the first Portuguese Pritzker. The faculty is currently located in a building designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira. The Golgota House, which is integrated into FAUP's facilities, is the ideal place to breathe architecture and enjoy the pure air of the beautiful surrounding garden.

Location: Rua do Gólgota, 215, 4150-351 Porto, Portugal.

Gólgota's house
Casa do Gólgota

Asprela Central Park

Asprela Central Park

Asprela Central Park is the most recent green space of the University of Porto. It extends from UPTEC and the Faculty of Sport to more than 60,000 m2. An extensive green space with hundreds of trees, two streams and facilities, this Park connects the faculties, research centres and other structures established on the University's largest campus.

Location: Rua Júlio Amaral de Carvalho, 4200-804 Porto, Portugal.

Parque Central da Asprela

Quinta de Lamas Park

Quinta de Lamas Park

Situated at the Asprela campus, the Quinta de Lamas Park extends over three hectares of garden and sports areas located between U.Porto's Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Economics. The park comprises more than 18,000 square metres of grass, where you will find informal sports zones, walking and cycling trails, and social areas.

Location: Parque da Quinta de Lamas, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal.

Quinta de Lamas Park
Parque da Quinta de Lamas

Burmester Manor / "Book House"

Burmester Manor / "Book House"

The Palacete Burmester is located between the Andresen House / Botanical Garden of the University of Porto and the Primo Madeira House. It was recently renovated, and it hosts the Culture Studies Centre of the University of Porto, also known as "Casa dos Livros" (Book House). Why not take a break and read a book in the beautiful garden during your visit?

Location: Rua do Campo Alegre, 1055. 4150-180 Porto, Portugal.

Façade of the Burmester House, including the path.
Casa Burmester

Primo Madeira House

Primo Madeira House / Porto University Club

Looking for a space to host an exceptional event? Place at the top of your options this 19th-century Palace, the "home" of the Porto University Club and U.Porto's Alumni. At the end, save the toast for the imponent garden, mainly surrounded by Romantic vegetation, like the neighbouring U.Porto's Botanical Garden.

Location: Rua do Campo Alegre, 877. 4150-180 Porto, Portugal.

Access to Casa Primo Madeira
Conhecer Casa Primo Madeira