Parque da Cidade (Oporto) em actualização

The Parque da Cidade (City Park) is the city’s biggest (and most recent) green area and the biggest urban park in the country with 83 ha. It’s location by the ocean makes it perfect for surfers, morning joggers and weekend picnic fans. It’s the only public park in the country that is connected to the sea, and it’s beach is mostly packed on weekends with surfers.

O Parque da Cidade é o maior parque urbano do país, com uma superfície de 83 hectares de áreas verdes naturalizadas que se estendem até ao Oceano Atlântico, conferindo-lhe este facto, uma particularidade rara a nível mundial. É um local privilegiado para os adeptos do jogging, para fazer um pic-nic ou simplesmente para passear.

One of the 4 lakes in the park

Mute Swan (Cisne-mudo)

Scientific name: Cignus Olor

Parque da Cidade (Oporto – Portugal)

Cisne-mudo – Parque da Cidade

The Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) is a species of swan, and thus a member of the duck, goose and swan family Anatidae. It is native to much of Europe and Asia, and (as a rare winter visitor) the far north of Africa. It is also an introduced species in North America, Australasia and southern Africa. The name ‘mute’ derives from it being less vocal than other swan species.Measuring 125 to 170 centimetres in length, this large swan is wholly white in plumage with an orange bill bordered with black. It is recognisable by its pronounced knob atop the bill

Iberian Wall Lizard (lagartixa-ibérica)

Scientific name: Podarcis hispanica

Parque da Cidade (Oporto – Portugal)

Lagartixa ibérica – Parque da Cidade

The Iberian Wall Lizard (Podarcis hispanica) is a small wall lizard species of the genus Podarcis averaging 50–70 mm adult snout-vent length (SVL). It is found in the Iberian peninsula, in northwestern Africa and in coastal districts in Languedoc-Roussillon in France.

In Spanish, they are commonly called lagartija and sargantana.