Lisbon: Garden of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
The Garden of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is a beautifully designed green space located in Lisbon, Portugal. It was created by the architect Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles and was inaugurated in 1969. The garden covers an area of 8 hectares and is known for its combination of Mediterranean, Japanese and English landscape styles.
The garden is organized into different zones, including a lake with water lilies, a bamboo grove, a rose garden, and a children's playground. The different areas are connected by paths and walkways, providing visitors with the opportunity to stroll around and explore the various features.
One of the most notable features of the garden is the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation's museum, which is housed in a building designed by the architects Ruy Jervis d'Athouguia, Pedro Cid and Alberto Pessoa. The museum's collection includes works by some of the world's most famous artists, including René Lalique, Auguste Rodin, and Claude Monet.
In addition to its beauty, the Garden of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation also serves an important educational purpose, with guided tours and educational programs offered to visitors. It is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, providing a peaceful retreat from the bustling city.