Tropical Botanical Garden of the Tropical Science Investigation Institute

This 15 acre garden located next to the Palace of Belém (Presidential residence) houses over 400 species of plants. It was opened in its present location in 1912 and also goes by the names of Jardim do Ultramar (Garden of the Colonies beyond the Sea) or Jardim das Colónias (Garden of the Colonies) as most of the plants come from old Portuguese colonies. Its scientific leaning means that in its grounds you will find a seed bank, greenhouses, in-vitro culture laboratory and a xylarium (wood collection). It is a joy to amble along its palm lined avenues and discover the grottos and ponds, the oriental garden and the topiary accompanied by friendly peacocks and geese.

Opening hours: rather dependent on the weather
Summer (25th April to 25th October) Monday to Friday from 9 to 6 p.m. Weekends from 11 to 6 p.m.
Winter (26th October to 24th April) Everyday from 9 to 5 p.m.
Weekends from 10 to 5 p.m.;
The garden is closed on holidays
How to get there: Train – get off at Belém station on the Cascais Line;
Buses – 727, 28, 729, 751, 714; (get off at Mosteiro dos Jerónimos)
Tram – 15E;
Entrance fee: Adults – 2€ Seniors and young people 7-18 – 1€
Children under 7 – Free entry

Address: Largo dos Jerónimos
Contact: 213 637 023


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