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Jardim Botanico, Coimbra

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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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  • Beautiful relaxing garden, an oasis on a hot day. Beautifully maintained. Splashing fountains provide relaxed atmosphere.
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  • Beautiful, romantic, quiet area. Visited on a warm April day (29 ° c), it was very nice.
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  • Some beautiful areas, closed areas, some for being in recovery, but others not so
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  • Very nice and clean. Good to relax inside the city. It has a small biologic market on some Saturdays.
  • Botanical Garden of the University of Coimbra, It is one of the richest gardens in the whole country. Marquis de Pombal ordered its construction in 1772, in order to be the “natural history” lab of the University of Coimbra. Designed by Italian artists, the Botanical Garden covers a wood area, as well as six ledges with several steaming cabinets, lakes, tanks and fountains. At the entry of the garden, you will see a statue of Avelar Brotero, Botanical Garden’s first director, created by Soares dos Reis. This is the ideal place for peaceful walks or open-air study sessions. The Botanical Garden still plays nowadays a major role in scientific research. Covering over 1200 species, most of them rare or exotic, this garden provides a pleasant trip to the vegetal kingdom and to the world.
  • Very nice garden, we were in the winter but it seem to be more beautiful in the summer
  • An amazing botanical garden right next to the world famous university of Coimbra. A good place to go for a walk in peace or to read a book in the shade of old trees
  • Relaxing site, next to the university. Not much to be found here, except a fountains and lots of green. Still worth passing by if you're around.