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GREEN

CORREDOR VERDE DE MONSANTO – THE CITY MEETS THE  ENVIRONMENT

 

This year, Lisbon Week will highlight one of the newest green spots of the city; Corredor Verde de Monsanto. Citizens are invited to discover a path that begins in Jardim Amália, on the top of Parque Eduardo VII, and ends in Parque do Calhau, in Monsanto. A project by landscape architect Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles, this route is one of the best examples of nature’s integration into an urban environment.

Along the way, a series of activities will alert visitors about the importance of living  the city in an ecological way: by discovering the bike path that runs along Corredor Verde de Monsanto, or the urban gardens and ecological farms that exist along the route. Our guide/biologist is available to all of Lisbon Week visitors and he will gladly share the tips that can change Lisbon into a greener capital.

Guided tours leave Jardim Amália twice a day (09h30, 14h30).

On weekdays, these courses are reserved for schools.

 

Reservations only through ticketline number 1820

Free guided tours

  

Weekends

 

Morning

10h00 Meeting point, Jardim Amália

Ponte Corredor Verde

Ponte Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles

Quinta do Zé Pinto

Ciclovia

Monsanto

Parque do Calhau

13h00 End of journey

 

Afternoon

15h00 Meeting point, Jardim Amália

Ponte Corredor Verde

Ponte Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles

Quinta do Zé Pinto

Ciclovia

Monsanto

Parque do Calhau

18h00 End of journey

 

About Corredor Verde de Monsanto:

With an area of 126 acres, Corredor Verde de Monsanto is a unique path. Along its 1,5 kilometers, the visitor will find gardens, cornfields, an ecological farm, horticultural parks, two belvederes, a fitness circuit and a skate park.

Along the corridor, there are hundreds of trees and shrubs, including oaks, cork oaks, pine trees and plum trees. It was created as an experimental zone of bio diverse upland meadows, with nearly 20 species which are characterized by large amounts of carbon capture and require little maintenance.

The existing signs along the path, made in recycled plastic, provide all sorts of useful and detailed user information.

Corredor Verde de Monsanto completes a network of paths and corridors already covering 47 km crossing the entire city of Lisbon. You can enjoy the scenery and fresh air, both on foot or on bicycle and go through this corridor from one end to the other.


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