Located on the banks of the Douro River, it features a variety of olive trees, lush vegetation, and tranquil pathways. It’s easy to see why this garden has been a favourite destination for many visitors over the years.
The history of Jardim das Oliveiras dates back to 1791 when it was first created by João de Abreu e Lima, who wanted to create an oasis where people could relax and enjoy nature away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Since then, it has become a popular spot for locals as well as tourists, who come here to take pictures or just sit back and admire its beauty.
One thing that makes this garden so special is its abundance of olive trees – some more than 500 years old. These ancient trees are believed to bring luck if you touch them while making a wish – something that both children and adults alike love doing on their visit here. The garden also boasts several species of flowers including roses, lilies, jacarandas, and bougainvillea which provide stunning views year round.
If you’re looking for something unique during your stay in Porto, visiting Olive Garden [Jardim das Oliveiras] should definitely be at the top of your list.