Parque do Bonfim


Parque do Bonfim

The origin of a green space on site, where the park is located in Bonfim, dates back to the XVI century, when D. Manuel I purchased the Herdade Barbuda, just north of Postigo Santa Catarina , the confluence with the current avenue 5 Outubro.In the vast land the king sent plant a pleasant garden. Over the years, the garden has undergone several expansions and works. The current was designed by landscape architect António Viana Barreto, in the early 60, decade of its construction.
Since, the structure of the park has undergone minor changes, as the creation of new pathways due to the increased use as pedestrian zone.
This garden, situated in St. Julian parish , occupies an area of 42531 sqm, suffered an intervention between 1996 until 1998, that allowed the installation of automatic irrigation and new urban furniture, as well as the improvement of the drainage system, recovery of the lighting and pavements.