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Orto botanico di Palermo, Palermo

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Escape the bustle of the city under ancient, twisted trees and Roman statues at Orto botanico di Palermo, established in 1779 by the Accademia dei Regi Studi to cultivate and study medicinal plants. Sit near the turtle-filled lily pond, and explore the tropical plant-filled greenhouses. The 10 hectare (24.7 acre) garden also is home to myriad cacti, spiky Canary Islands dragon trees, and an enormous ficus imported from Australia in 1845. The site's Neoclassical administrative buildings designed by French architect Dufourny feature 18th-century statues and frescoes. Use our Palermo itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Orto botanico di Palermo and other attractions in Palermo.
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  • The visit of the Botanical Garden of Palermo has been an interesting experience, the place is remarkable for its size and the presence of several towering trees. There are all kinds of trees and plants (Palm trees, cactus, Orange,...). The places have a side a bit "nostalgia" / obsolete, all located near the old port.
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  • Today part of the University's biology, he has an interesting Museum and by upuesto a huge garden with plants from all corners of the world!
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  • Beautiful green oasis in the busy Palermo, absolutely a must for lovers of plants, ficus trees, pomelie of all colors, cycas and more are a sight for sore eyes
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  • Was nice to wander round on a hot day and get some shade. Although the plants all look a bit dry and in need of some water. Slightly dilapidated as far as botanical gardens go but only €5 to go in. Have a good selection of cacti and a small museum to look in.
  • I dropped by here almost by accident when I was exploring the city, it was only €5 for entrance so I thought heck why not take some time to explore it and try out my new macro lens I bought for my digital camera. The gardens history can be traced back to 1779 making it the oldest garden in Europe and now covers 10 hectares, the gardens has certainly been run down which is a shame. The garden has a number of Australian plants which always makes you a little homesick such as the Moreton Bay Fig. There is also a free garden next door that you can also explore, if the weather is good or far too hot I would suggest dropping by the gardens to cool down as there is plenty of cover to escape the heat and plenty of paths to explore.
  • This place is old and looks a bit neglected. The entrance fee is very low, so definitely worth a try. Plants are special.
  • The most abandoned-feeling botanical gardens I've ever visited. Steer clear if you're looking for an educational experience; visit anyway if you dig the sort of faded grandeur to be seen all over Sicily.
  • Very very dirty and untidy. It gives you a feeling that it is abandoned for years and all the plants have grown by themselves. No points to see and would be a total waste of time.
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