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Jardim Afonso Albuquerque, Lisbon

Afonso de Albuquerque is one of the great Portuguese heroes of the Age of Discoveries. A larger than life character, Albuquerque carved out a Portuguese empire in India and parts of South East Asia. he was a knight of the Order of St James among his many titles.

Jardim Afonso Albuquerque, Belem, Lisbon.
Jardim Afonso Albuquerque

A statue and park in his honour is located in Belem just outside the Museu da Presidência da República (Museum of the President of the Republic).

Afonso de Albuquerque stands on a white, stone column surrounded by lawns and small ponds. The statue is by the sculptor, Costa Mota and stands on a neo-Manueline base, surrounded by fountains.

Jardim Afonso Albuquerque, Belem.
Afonso de Albuquerque stands on a white, stone column

Access - Getting There

Jardim Afonso de Albuquerque
1300-598 Lisbon

Statue of Afonso de Albuquerque, symbolically standing on a stack of weapons, referencing his reply in Hormuz
Statue of Afonso de Albuquerque

The park is close to Belem Station on the Cascais Line from Cais do Sodre or can be reached by tram #15.

A good hotel just to the north of the park is Jeronimos 8. Also nearby is the famous cafe Pasteis de Belem, well-known for its delicious custard tarts, and the Planetário de Marinha (formerly the Planetário Calouste Gulbenkian).

Jardim Afonso de Albuquerque
The statue of the "Lion of the Sea"

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Lisbon Parks

Other parks in Lisbon include the pleasant Jardim Mário Soares near Campo Grande.


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