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Jardim Botanico, Coimbra

(3.4/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
Fueled by the rise of Portugal's seafaring empire, Jardim Botanico features a wealth of plant species from exotic reaches of the globe. Pay a visit to the garden, operated by the University of Coimbra, and explore the 13 hectares (32 acres) of green space via its network of pathways, trails, and courtyards. You'll pass through different themed areas ranging from ordinary woods to the lime grove, tropical section, greenhouses, and more. Admire the riotous array of flora that began to arrive in Portugal from distant lands during overseas exploration in the 15th century, culminating in the garden's foundation in 1772. You can take a guided tour to learn more about the history and varieties of plants in the garden, but you must make arrangements in advance. Use our Coimbra holiday planner to add Jardim Botanico and other attractions to your Coimbra vacation plans.
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  • Worth a look for the side Green of the city. Cute and well-designed garden is quite charming with its species of Cedars, Palm trees and a giant sequoia. A refreshing stop.
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  • The Botanical Garden is beautiful with the magnolias in bloom. The large trees are also beautiful. The space provides moments of relax.
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  • Large and well cared for. No trash around. Is ideal for stepping into nature and away from the city, being able to enjoy the sight and scent of flowers and plants of all kinds.
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