The so called Louro Bird Park in the Botanical gardens is little short of a disgrace. Very small, bare, cages of concrete and wire. Beautiful birds looking miserable put a BIG dampener on our visit.
Sure the gardens are lovely, and take advantage of the climate and latitude. The approach and views by cable car are novel and delightful. Agree with some reviewers that paths could be difficult, especially in the wet, but there were plenty of easy ones too and the cobbled paths were attractive. Pity about the intrusive traffic noise in the gardens themselves but I guess the road was built later.
After the visit i looked up the gardens on official websites, and no surprises that there were no pictures or videos of ' Louro Bird Park' and the bird cages, and only one photo of a parrot in close up on one, and a clip of a swan on another. Bit of an admission don't you think. The gardens were built in the 1960's apparently; time now for a reprieve for those poor birds, or they should close it down.