Jardin Botanico, Montevideo

(3.5/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
Examine a collection of Uruguayan plant life at Jardin Botanico, about 30 minutes by bus from the center of Montevideo. Despite a lack of quality maintenance, the shabby gardens still warrant a visit if you want to get a taste for typical Uruguayan vegetation. Drop by the museum at the gardens' entrance at Avenue 19 April, which contains plenty of information about plant physiology and an impressive botanical library. Bring a picnic and join the locals for a relaxed afternoon on the gardens' grassy fields. To visit Jardin Botanico on your trip to Montevideo, use our Montevideo vacation route planner.
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  • Is a respite in the city, a place nice for a ride in family or to do sport. It is a park with free admission.
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  • Situated in the neighbourhood of Prado, Jardin Botanico need some care, but is a very nice place. In the interior we find your plants and trees in various parts of the world, a Museum and a greenhouse. In the Museum we were greeted by a girl who was very attentive, and told us about the origin of the tree trunks there exposed. After we found Mrs Maria del Carmen which was quite attentive and told us about the origin of the Museum and took us in the greenhouse, where Mrs Rosana, very loving person, introduced us to the various species. Admission is free.
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  • Spectacular setting, to travel between plants and trees from different parts of the world. To walk through its spaces exercising... or simply relax and enjoy nature!
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