Parks in Monforte de Lemos

There are two main parks in Monforte de Lemos, both along the River Cabe, magnolia trees line the roads in the town centre and there are plants on balconies. Monforte has many green spaces and corners, and apparently there are more than a dozen parks in the town!

The Parque dos Condes

The Park of the Dukes of Conde is in the centre of the town, next to the Esculapios College. In 1990 the park was created out of land belonging to the College, with a large, free car park. This seems to be the biggest and most obvious of the parks in Monforte de Lemos. Apparently there is a Flea Market in the car park on Sundays, and trips along the river leave from a pier in the park.

Park of the Dukes of Conde
Esculapios College from the Park, with the car park
The stream in the Park of the Dukes of Conde
Stream in the Park of the Dukes of Conde
Park of the Dukes of Conde
Pergola in the Park of the Dukes of Conde

Hillside parks in Monforte de Lemos

The Zapardiel Park is on the hillside under the Parador and it merges with the Dos Lureiros Park. Basically, the hillside is a wooded park with paved paths down into the town.

one of the Parks in Monforte de Lemos
Hillside park in Monforte de Lemos
Hillside parks in Monforte de Lemos
Park below the Parador

River Parks in Monforte de Lemos

At the bottom of the Zapardiel Park the Rua Cabe leads to the river and a small park on the river banks. The Paseo Malecon is on the town side of the park and this walk continues on to the Roman Bridge in the centre of the town.

River Parks in Monforte
From the river park, looking up at the Parador
River Park in Monforte de Lemos
River Cabe in Monforte
Parks in Monforte de Lemos
Park on the River Cabe
River Parks in Monforte de Lemos
Willow trees on the River Cabe

River Cabe

Roman bridge over River Cabe
Roman bridge over the River Cabe
Boat pier on the River Cabe
River Cabe in Monforte de Lemos
River Cabe in Monforte de Lemo
River walk in Monforte de Lemos
River walk

Green spaces in the town

While the centre of the old town was not as colourful as Villafranca del Bierzo there was enough planting to soften the streets and buildings.

Green space in Monforte de Lemos
Rooftop garden in Monforte de Lemos
Hibiscus in Monforte de Lemos
Hibiscus

I did not have time to visit all the parks in Monforte de Lemos but I enjoyed the green spaces which I did see.

Further information
Green spaces in Monforte de Lemos