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. Our Coimbra trip planning tool makes visiting Jardim Botanico and other Coimbra attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Walk through the JB at lunchtime renews your energy. The new giant greenhouse was opened this week.
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  • We walked from the bottom, next to the water and we climbed up to the exit at the top. Initially nothing fancy but when you get to the last part of the garden you remain speechless: very nice and picturesque.
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  • the best period this is summer and spring. It's not a biiiig Botanical Garden, but it's pretty nice and cozy. Is one of the points that need to be for visitors to Coimbra.
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  • There's a unique tranquility to this botanical garden. Thanks to the climate and to the many plants and trees that have been imported from the tropics during the centuries it has a genuine ambience and surprises seem to lurk behind every corner
  • The best botanical gardens to go in late autumn! Although some parts were closes for the audience, the whole area is huge and you can find amazing tropical trees and benches and places with great view!(miraduro)
  • Nice, quitespot for lunch after touring the university not much in the way of plants or flowers.
  • Some really cool trees but the fountains either need activation or cleaning. Lacks flowers as well, sadly
  • Very nice and clean. Good to relax inside the city. It has a small biologic market on some Saturdays.

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