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“Moinhos de Santana”: one of Lisbon’s best kept secret is being renovated

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Five acres with trees, playgrounds, a small waterfall and two old mills

It is one of Lisbon’s best kept and beautiful secrets. In Ajuda, in Belém is the Parque dos Moinhos de Santana: five acres of trees, shrubs, lawns, and a lake with a small waterfall.

In addition, this green space has two old mills and a stunning view over the city and the Tagus (Tejo river). It also has recreational and sports equipment intended for various age groups of the population, restaurant, snack park, maintenance circuit and a friendly and quiet playground. The café has wifi and there’s a skate park nearby.

As announced by the Lisbon City Council on Monday, January 18 the park is being improved. In its social networks, the municipality recalls that there’s several hectares of green and leisure area, with a distinctive mark: the two windmills of the eighteenth century, which recall the important milling activity developed in the city at that time.

And it adds that the mills are being rehabilitated, in an intervention that includes the conservation of structural elements, arrangement of the outer staircase, painting, treatment of all shovels. The installation of shading nets is also being carried out on the mill blades (candle type) and distribution of ceramic pitchers by candles.

In the park is still in rehabilitation the entire irrigation system and the floor of the playground was recently refurbished, two interventions carried out by the Parish Council of Belém and funded by the municipality.

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