Situated in the beautiful city of Caldas da Rainha, Parque D. Carlos I is a beautiful romantic garden of the XIX century, right in the historical center of the city.
The Park was created in 1889, in a project signed by the architect Rodrigo Berquó and was later remodeled in 1948, in a new landscape project of Francisco Caldeira Cabral.
This refreshing green area worked as an important complement to the important Thermal Hospital that gave its name to the city. After having experienced the benefits of the thermal waters of the locality, Queen D. Leonor, wife of D. João II, ordered the construction of a hospital, around which formed the settlement that became known as ”Caldas da Rainha”.
The Park is today endowed with the most varied structures such as a lake, tennis court, gazebo, tea house and esplanade, being in all its area several works of sculpture, also giving access to another one of the biggest points of interest of the Caldas : The Museu de José Malhoa, also from the 19th century, bringing together important collections of Portuguese art, highlighting the wonderful set of works by José Malhoa (1855 – 1933).