Grená
5 (4)
Park
Schedule
  • MondayOpen 09:30 - 18:00
  • TuesdayOpen 09:30 - 18:00
  • WednesdayOpen 09:30 - 18:00
  • ThursdayOpen 09:30 - 18:00
  • FridayOpen 09:30 - 18:00
  • SaturdayOpen 09:30 - 18:00
  • SundayOpen 09:30 - 18:00

Lagoa das Furnas,
9675-045 Furnas

37.7684587-25.3344162
QM99+94 Furnas
  • 1832 - 1882

    In 1832 an English man acquires a beautiful land surrounding Furnas lake. In 1858, it's next owner - Vines, an English Consul in Ponta Delgada - builds a summer house at the property and calls it Grená in tribute to his wife's who spent her childhood summers in Ireland at a family house with that name. After his dead in 1874, the property goes to a London surgeon, name Hinton, who also passes away one year later. In 1875 James Brown explores the house has a hotel for a few years. After his dead, in 1882, D. Catarina sells the property to Jorge Hayes who rents it to the Portuguese José do Canto a few years later.
  • 1987

    In June of 1987 the Portuguese Governors, President Mario Soares and Primer Minister Cavaco Silva, are advised to buy the property from the last heirs - family Mendonça Dias - to accommodate the Government members when visiting the Azores.
  • 2009

    Mota Amaral and Joaquim Ponte, representatives of the Azorean Region in the Portuguese Government, presented several claims to the abandon of Grená - a Portuguese patrimony - left to ruins by the Government over the last 22 years.
  • 2015

    Several years after many internal bureaucracy, the Portuguese Government gives Grená's ownership to the Azorean Autonomous Region.
  • 2018

    The Azorean Government decides to sell Grená's property, which was left abandoned in a high state of degradation. Feliz Terra buys it and initiates their hard work to clean and dignify the property again as a nature gift.
  • 2019

    More than one year later with a tremendous effort from a dedicated team to recover Grená's beauty, the park open to the general public, giving back preserved nature to people.

Q&A's

We are open every day from 9:30am to 6:00pm, except for the months of October to March that we close at 5:00pm.

Each ticket costs 10€ for an entry.
If you are a resident of the Azores, you are entitled to 5 tickets, which you can use for other visits to the Park, or to enter with 4 more resident friends or family.

We believe that Grená is to be lived and re-lived in harmony with nature in its purest state.
For those who do not know the Park we recommend a minimum of 2 hours, however Grená invites you to spend the day, have a family picnic and relax to the sound of nature that surrounds it.

At Grená we believe that it is not possible to dignify Nature by forbidding entry to what belongs to it. So, don’t forget the leash and bring your bigeye friend to visit Grená. We look forward to your visit!

The entrance to Grená is located in Lagoa da Furnas, just after the boilers where you will find the famous Cozidos das Furnas. You can find us on Google Maps at: https://g.page/parquegrena

Beautiful natural park near Furnas lake. Nice place to visit with all family and dogs. I’ve never seen nothing like that. All the island looks like a park, but that place is something special.
M3464AMDAVIDP,
Grená is the most amazing natural park in the Azores, wild untouched nature for a true Azores experience! Definitely a must go!
Digitlântico,
I have been one of the first Grena visitors indeed. when you arrive around the like you do not expect such a beauty just next door. [...] Highly recommend if you need to relax and recharge your batteries
MATKOCAMBI,
Outstanding garden, looks like we are at the middle of a big Florest, a lot of waterfalls and beautiful views! Like 2 hours walking trails! Wonderful !!!
1NORBERTOBOTELHO,

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