Jardin Botanico Soledad de Cienfuegos, Cienfuegos

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Take a peaceful stroll through Jardin Botanico Soledad de Cienfuegos, the largest tropical exotic garden in Cienfuegos. Founded by Edwin Atkins and his wife in 1901, the garden covers an area of over 97 ha (239 ac). Having started off as a sugar mill, the area was eventually turned into a garden due to the owner’s passion, and has since expanded into a collection displaying over 2,000 plant species. Find orchids, palms, fiscuses, and bamboos as you wander the garden's paths. Plants and flowers have arrived here from all over the world, including as far as India and China. Take a look at our Cienfuegos trip planner to schedule your visit to Jardin Botanico Soledad de Cienfuegos and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The Botanical Garden is very extensive and pure nature. There is a very extensive collection of various Palm trees. The entire trail is 4 km long and unfortunately not marked. The paths are bad except the paved driveway and savaging. But the nature is very beautiful. There are beautiful trees that are wildly overgrown. A real Wildlife Park with many summer birds. There is a restaurant. If you have time and the nature loves a good garden, who is looking for a perfect garden here is out of place, but it is by far the most beautiful garden from throughout Cuba.
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  • I loved the visit to the garden is large and you can see a variety of plants, cacti and flowers. It has a regalosy store can easily reached by car or bus.
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  • I couldn't even figure out where to begin the garden ... rather I felt like entering a forest abbandondata to itself, without a path, without a sign, no nothing. It was designated a bridle path, but after few meters you couldn't tell where to put your feet: tall grass, plants falls, broken branches ... are green lover, I love being in the outdoors, but to call that place as a botanical garden , you need to put a little extra attention, management and maintenance. If you still want to visit it, I recommend going with long pants and long-sleeved shirt, we found the mosquitos fiercest of all of Cuba!
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  • Great place with lots of rare and strange plants and trees from around the world. There're not a lot of signs in the park, so a guide is needed if you really want to get the full experience. Our guide did an amazing job.
  • This is a wonderful site. Not the kind of manicured Botanical Garden that you might expect but more of a natural part that has many exotic plants and trees. Other reviewers said the path was hard to find. This was not our experience. The paths seemed well maintained. We really enjoyed walking around and looking at the amazing plants and birds. What would have made this a 5 star attraction would have been the possibility of a guided tour or at lease a map with some information one the different types of plants and trees. Some signs in from of some of the plants would also be great.
  • Interesting amd wonderful guide, Tanya!
  • Resembles a park more than a botanical garden. Paths are only roughly marked, no signs explaining what plants you might get to see. In general, it really makes sense to get a guide here. We have not, and it felt a bit like a waste...
  • Beatiful place, lovely tour guide
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