Tapada das Necessidades seems to be a hidden and forgotten park in Lisbao. The history of this one goes back to 1742, when the ground was bought by king João V of Portugal. He built a palace and turned the area into a private garden and hunting place. It was a climb uphill along a big wall to find an entrance, but we managed to get in.
At Rua do Borja we finally found an opening, a doorway that was the entrance of an abandoned exotic park. Inside we found overgrown paths, a small zoo, an amazing domed greenhouse and huge cacti.
doorway, to what appears to be an abandoned exotic park with overgrown paths, a small zoo, an amazing domed greenhouse and human-sized spires of cacti!