The Principe Real Garden is a small green space in the Bairro Alto neighborhood of Lisbon. It was built in the mid 1800s. The park covers an area of only a little more than 2.5 acres but it is filled with impressive cypress trees that are hundreds of years old and have grown to diameters of more than 65 feet. These trees provide welcomed shade for those who visit the park during warmer months.
The park is a popular one with locals. Families bring their children to play on the playground, and older men can often be seen playing cards for hours. It's a nice place to get something to drink or eat and relax with friends. In the center of the park is a large lake with a fountain in it. Every Saturday, the Biological Products market is held in the garden where people can buy fresh, organic fruits and vegetables. At the end of each month, there is an urban craft fair.
The Principe Real Garden is located at Praça do Principe Real. It's a 10 minute walk from the Avenida metro station.