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3 Places to go for a picnic this spring

With the arrival of spring, the colors of nature begin to change and give new life to the city. It makes us want to go out, socialize outdoors and enjoy the sunnier days.

Prepare your towel and your picnic basket and come discover our suggestion of parks and gardens with free entrance ideal for a picnic in Porto!

Gardens of the Crystal Palace

The Gardens of the Crystal Palace are a must-see and a postcard of the city! Given its highest position in the city you can, while enjoying a picnic, enjoy a privileged view over the Douro River.

Here, you can visit the gardens and find thematic areas such as the medicinal plants, the feelings garden, the boques garden and the aromatic plants garden.

You will certainly leave this picnic grateful for that moment in contact with nature and the river view.

Distance from Boavista Guest House to the Crystal Palace Gardens: 2kms

Serralves Foundation

In the gardens of the Serralves Foundation you can enjoy your picnic by the lake and turn the picnic into a romantic experience.

The Serralves Foundation has managed to create a good symbiosis between contemporary art, architecture and the green landscape. Here you can visit the gardens, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the House.

A project by the architect Álvaro Siza Vieira and classified in 2012 as a National Monument.

Distance from Boavista Guest House to Serralves Foundation: 4kms

View to the garden of Serralves
Serralves Foundation

City Park

View to the Porto City Park
City Park

Parque da Cidade has over 80 hectares and is the largest urban park in Portugal.

Here, you will find all the facilities to spend an afternoon enjoying a good picnic and company.

Besides the vast green area, there is also a picnic area, next to the North entrance, where you can choose to have your picnic on stone tables.

If you are with your family and looking for activities after or before your picnic, the City Park may be the right option: you will find a children's playground, a playground, the Water Pavilion, a recreational and interactive space, observe the different species of birds that inhabit the City Park and even walk the paths available.

Distance from Boavista Guest House to the City Park: 6kms

If you are wondering where to prepare the necessary material for your picnic in Porto, then Boavista Guest House has the solution for you!

We provide at an additional cost a picnic basket to make the experience easier and if you are going to the above suggested locations on foot or by bike we have a picnic backpack available to make it easier for you to get around and ensure that you lack nothing.

Boavista Guest House, is a local accommodation in Rua da Boavista, which offers a perfect holiday or work experience in the city of Porto.

We are your home in Boavista, Porto.

To book your picnic basket or backpack please contact our team on or check our special offers page and book directly.

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