From the first step in Estufa Fria, I felt miles away from Europe, like in a tropical forest bringing together all the tropical plants I’ve ever dreamt to see in one place. Immediately surrounded by huge Strelitzia climbing to the “roof”, everything felt instantly soothing. I decided to go straight to the left where huge leaves and Strelitzia flowers was catching my eyes.
Guided by cute little birdsongs, you can walk through a massive variety of plants until a huge Monstera wall. Ferns, tropical big leaves and a little pond with ducks make you dive in a tropical mood.
A tropical rainforest in Lisbon
Most of the place was sheltered by a kind of wood blinds : it creates the perfect shade for extreme sunny days and give the inside such a special atmosphere!
This botanical garden is perfect in Spring and Summer to appreciate flowers blooming and birds singing. It just like you plunge into a tropical rainforest!
Whatever you are a plant addict or just want to take a break from the busy city, this place will welcome you. Take a sit and feel the tropical vibes!
The cactus greenhouse
At the end of one of the alleys is a small cactus greenhouse that is full of magnificent species. They must have been there for a long time judging by their size.
My favorite: this Opuntia rufida you can see below.
Have you ever been to Estufa Fria in Lisbon? What’s your perfect greenery get away when in this city? Share in the comments so I can check them soon!