SÃO DOMINGOS DE RANA. ENJOYING THE MAGIC WORLD OF BUTTERFLIES.
Parque Urbano do Outeiro de Polima is huge and harbours beautiful different places where to have your Cascais Genial Picnic. It has sports equipment and playgrounds. There are also areas for festivities and concerts. And several community vegetable gardens, where the local dwellers grow their produce. This urban park spreads along almost 4 acres, including the old farm, whose ruin is still visible, and its agricultural area. The space uses the water elements as unifiers, from the old aqueducts, to the complex system of gutters and the lake. Near the water is the perfect place to savour your Cascais Genial Picnic. In this area there is also a lepidopterarium, or butterfly conservatory.
ENJOYING THE MAGIC WORLD OF BUTTERFLIE
In this Parque Urbano da Quinta de Rana (an urban park), you can find a space dedicated to butterflies where you may watch the different phases of their life cycle: eggs, larva or caterpillar, chrysalis and butterfly. You will also get acquainted with different species of butterflies from the region of Cascais, surrounded by the local flora. The entrance to building that contains the Borboletário is free of charge and you get to know the magic and mysterious world of butterflies by yourself. Your guide to understand the importance of biodiversity and nature conservation will be a yellow and red winged butterfly, the Anthocharis Cardamines, or a deep blue one, the Polyommatus Icaris. You may also enjoy the park for leisure, walking by its aqueducts and complex system of conduits until you reach the water line that feeds the water mirror, by the cafeteria.