Palmetum Santa Cruz Jardin Botanico, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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A former landfill turned into an attractive garden, Palmetum Santa Cruz Jardin Botanico represents one of the world's more unique attractions. Local authorities cleared off an area used for dumping municipal garbage to create this 12 hectare (30 acre) park, boasting one of Europe's most diverse collections of palm trees. Imported from across the globe, the trees create a peaceful and healthy setting, with sitting areas placed in spots ideal for contemplating the picturesque sea views. Pick up a map at the entrance and try to identify different palm species as you walk, or head straight for the central walled area protecting the more delicate climbing trees from Mexico. Our Santa Cruz de Tenerife travel route site makes visiting Palmetum Santa Cruz Jardin Botanico and other Santa Cruz de Tenerife attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Beautiful Botanical Garden opened in 2014 and dedicated to the Palm trees. Located south of the auditorium. Dazzling success of conversion eco responsible. Indeed, the site housed a garbage dump. 50cm to 1 m of topsoil have been spread and degassing wells have been installed (to vent the gas from the fermentation of waste). The garden presents the largest collection of Palm trees in Europe. It is arranged by geographical area. To facilitate the visit, get the guide that details the course (50 cents, available in french). Different viewpoints are laid out a very nice view on the surroundings. In particular, the belvedere of the Caribbean allows for views of Santa Cruz and the auditorium (it is indeed the only height South of Santa Cruz - see photos). Count 1 h 30 visit. Not to be missed. Entrance: €6 (non residents).
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  • A place which used to be the city dump at 1970's has gone through a total face wash and turned out to be a very beautiful garden. A 40m high hill is now a place where one can see examples of various p...  more »
  • I was with my wife on the ground, as we currently spend our honeymoon in Tenerife. About TripAdvisor we did hear about the Park, as it offers ample parking and close to the Plaza de Espana (some 2 km on foot) he was the start of our Santa Cruz trips. We were pünktlichst to the park opening, and were the first visitors of the day. In addition to a super friendly Lady at the cash register, which directly offered us a guide in German (50 cents extra), also the first appearance of the park entrance was clean and positive. €6 per head we were what's absolutely OK so at €12.50 for the Park visit. The Park is super, you can just walk around or follow the prospectus and work through the individual topic areas, which is built on the basis of the home of the trees. You can see trees of Hawaii, Africa up to the native palm trees from the Canary Islands. The park filled, we saw two classes with guides, who managed to keep the children happy and enthusiastic led through the Park. You can see the people there, they work like there :)! It was nevertheless very quiet and cosy of the soundscape, though close to the city and partially close the industry. There are many viewpoints, who view a stunning over Santa Cruz, the port or offer on the sea. Download benches to the stay, depends are adequately secured for children. Absolutely I would like to stress but also the topic toilet, which have been very clean and neat, which I've now rarely seen at such public sites with high number of visitors! Hat off could sit easily for the cleaning staff, my wife, without disgust. Overall, we could explore the whole Park within 90 minutes where we acknowledge need to have worked with the leader and because I have photographed much and sometimes beautiful, everything's easy on himself to make! If in a few more years young at the start, like Tenerife and definitely visit the Palmetum :)! After our tour, we achieved over the Plaza de Espana on an outdoor pool, along the harbour Street stress within 30 minutes. There, we strolled briefly through the sale mile. To do so more in an own recession.
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