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Jardim Botanico, Coimbra
(3.4/5 based on 420+ 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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  • A place worth going there every day. If you have hard Bread the fish management too. A place to take pictures with the family.
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  • The garden occupies a large area noble in Coimbra. But he's not maintaining. dirty, unkempt Garden Tours, parts of the site blocked and without maintenance. One of the side gates are closed even during the day, making it impossible to enter the Park and after walk out the other side.
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  • very well kept, clean and tidy ... a pleasant place where you can walk and spend a nice morning
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