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9 of the world's most impressive city parks

By: Josh Lew on Aug. 8, 2012, 6:05 p.m.
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Monsanto Forest Park, Lisbon

This park covers more than 2,400 acres in the capital city of Lisbon. Many people come for the skyline views of Portugal's charmingly aged city, but Monsanto Forest Park is also a playground for nature lovers. Trees cover much of the park, and efforts have been made to manage both plant and animal species. Monsanto is also the site of an education-oriented center called the Ecological Park of Lisbon, which includes an interpretative center and auditorium for presentations.