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Orto Botanico di Padova, Padua

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Managed by the University of Padua, Orto Botanico di Padova is devoted to the growth of medicinal plants. A shortage of hothouses means that more than 6,000 plant species are cultivated outdoors in carefully organized groupings by plant type. Visit the different sections: Mediterranean, alpine, freshwater, succulents, and orchids. University students often use the gardens as their library for studying the different varieties. Plan your Orto Botanico di Padova visit and explore what else you can see and do in Padua using our Padua tourist route planner.
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  • This is the most ancient botanic garden in Europe. It was in disrepair until it was restored two years ago. Beautiful and clearly labelled plants. The modern tropical areas are well integrated. Will v...  more »
  • Despite its historical significance, the 10 euro entry fee is a bit too much. The gift shop is nice & worth a visit, though. Many of the plants are really quite common. A bit disappointed. Visit the B...  more »
  • beautiful large well preserved garden full of plants with great conservatory for tropical plants so you can visit on a rainy day as well  more »
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  • I spent two afternoons in the garden - and could take a hundred more to explore every hidden beauty under the millions of leaves there. It is a place to be truly relaxed, welcomed in the nature, and all this is in the heart of Padova!! Brilliant! Thank you for creating this!!
  • Great place, combination of classic botanical garden with a very modern & new building. Impressive to visit.
  • Very nice place with a historic air and modern exhibitions. Excellent for calmly strolling a day with nice weather.
  • Extremely fascinating and dense with history, I loved the visit, not just thanks to my passion for plants! A modern part has been recently added, with a selection of tropical and desert plants. In my opinion this contrast between ancient and contemporary was very successful!
  • I've been there three times and love every minute of it.