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Museo del Bonsai

Avenida del Doctor Maiz Vinals, s/n | Parque Arroyo de la Represa, 29600 Marbella, Spain
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Ranked #23 of 47 attractions in Marbella
Type: Gardens
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Limassol Cyprus
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I forget how much it cost to go in but honestly you can see just as good in the major garden centres in the UK. Maybe I exaggerate a little but many of them were not even particularly old. There were nice gardens and a lake with ducks etc. surrounding the area, but it was the only place that I... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

. I have seen more interesting greenhouses elsewhere. . . Kew Gardens, for example! And on a much larger scale, too. This is admittedly meant to be on a small scale, but there are not that many exhibits, no interesting information sheets or notices, so although the twisted and distorted trees have a certain curiosity value, it wasn't somewhere I'd... More

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Tyne & Wear
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

If you like Bonsai this place is a must to visit if you are near Marbella . There is a huge variety to be seen in attractive surroundings just outside the Old Town of Marbella set in a park. We visited in February therefore several of the trees were not in leaf but even so it was well worth the... More

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Edenbridge, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We were walking around Marbella old town and were rather bored. Saw this museum and walked in. The entry fee was nothing so we didn't care. Yes, there is an amazing collection of Bonsai trees. Takes about 20 minutes to see it all. I suppose it would be interesting for someone who loves gardening or something like that...

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Thousand Oaks, California, USA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Certainly nothing on teh scale of a national arboretum bonsai exhibit, but well worth the stop in this lovely town. Certainly don't plan more than 30-45 minutes for this but I recommend going. Some specimens dating over 400 years, as well as a number of local and native plants as Bonsai.

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Warwickshire, England
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10 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

In a park at the top of the old town, a tranquil spot away from the traffic and children's play area. Bonsai trees by the score, some allegedly as much as 200, 400, or even 450 years old according to the labels. As others have noted, it would have been nice to have some explanatory notes, even in Spanish, and... More

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Exile in Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Where else in the world could one see an ancient gardenia bonsai from Barcelona! We were excited to see there was a bonsai museum in Marbella and highly anticipated visiting. Although there are some inspiring specimens, we were a bit disappointed in the display. The painted cement brick makes a distracting background. Also, it might be nice to have a... More

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Craiova, Romania
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55 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Walk in the park El Calvario steps towards you, automatically, the Museo del Bonsai - a special place where once entered, you pass in an unreal world ... Japanese bonsai, artificial waterfalls flowing into small lakes filled with turtles and goldfish .... imperial relevant explanations from technical staff .... something to be mandatory viewed ...

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

For those who are into Bonsai this is a real find. For the casual visitor there are no guides and no substantial information,and no gift shop. But there are sufficient trees in this collection to get people hooked. The surrounding gardens and lake at the top of the park are nicely done.

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Fulham central london
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Very unusual venue totally unexpected in Spain. Spent more time there than was originally planned because of how different it was. Recommended

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