This garden is set out in a unique way because it is not flat but vertical. In other words it is comprised of terraces carved into the embankment, so that you have a fascinating view over Alfândega do Porto, the Douro River and Vila Nova de Gaia.
If you visit this garden, you'll find it to be a hidden gem in the middle of the city and a perfect location, as it is so close to the historic centre. It has lots of tall trees, so there's no lack of shady places!
Although it is not far from another garden, Jardim da Cordoaria, Jardim das Virtudes is known for having less people, perhaps because it is not so publicised and also because it is not easy to find the entrance or the exit! There is an entrance on Rua Azevedo de Albuqeurque and another behind Palácio da Justiça.
It has a lot of green areas and various modern statues, as well as a fountain.
Location: Rua de Azevedo de Albuquerque, Porto
Opening hours: 1st October to 31st March: from 9 am to 6 pm. 1st April to 30th September: from 9 am to 7 pm.