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Botanical Garden of Padova

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Address: Via Orto Botanico, 15, 35123 Padua, Italy
Phone Number: +39 049 201 0222
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Description: The world's first university botanical garden continues a tradition of...
The world's first university botanical garden continues a tradition of research into plant species begun in 1545.
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If you are interested in history

This is a must if you are visiting Padua and are not that interested in the pilgrims queing up to see Saint Anthony's relics. So, admittedly, this Botanical Garden is not Kew... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a must if you are visiting Padua and are not that interested in the pilgrims queing up to see Saint Anthony's relics. So, admittedly, this Botanical Garden is not Kew Gardens in London, but its historical importance makes it worthwhile visiting. it is the oldest Botanical Garden in the world and continues to be a centre of research... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

The Orto Botanico was to be one of the highlights of our trip into Padua. What a sad disappointment it turned out to be. At best, you could do the whole place in around an hour to ninety minutes. The external gardens are laid out nicely enough but the plants and trees are nothing exceptional whatsoever. It may be the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

The botanical gardens offer a bit of peace from the hustle and bustle of the city. We paid €5 for entry and it was worth it just for a wander. I'm not very green-fingered but I would recommend going to see it anyway just for the calm and tranquility it provides.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Very pleasant outside in good weather. Lot's of birdsong. The layout, devised hundreds of years ago, was very interesting. The new greenhouses are very didactically good, I can see why there are so many schoolgroups. Informative for adults too. Do you know exactly what plants Coca Cola is made from and where they grow?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The world's oldest botanical garden (established in 1545), with many original features, along with a very modern series of glasshouses - ranging from rain forest to arid. The new glasshouses are spacious, thoughtfully laid out and with many fascinating exhibits (labelled in both Italian and English). The gardens are also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

When entering any great garden, a sense of awe is experienced. This garden has the distinction of being the oldest botanical garden in the world and shares a distinctive presence in the history of botany with only a handful of other great gardens of learning (Leiden, Uppsala, Oxford). Now extended to include the 'Garden of Biodiversity' opened in 2014, it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

as a lover of gardens and parks, I spent my last few Euros on my last day at Padova just to visit this Botanical Gardens and no regrets at all! I had such a lovely time, on that Saturday morning of 19 June 2010 and I was simply enchanted by the lovely trees, flowers and shrubs I saw before me...... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

a really informative tour of the history of plants and their role in the development of man. My only gripe would be that there were not enough places to sit in the exhibition and that the staff on the front desk were not at all helpful or enthusiastic about their work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Our trip was in winter so there was not very much to see in the gardens, although the trees were wonderful. The green houses were amazing! State of the art technology allows a rainforest and various other climatic zones to flourish in the centre of Padova. The green houses are enormous and include a museum and various interactive boards, great... More 

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Padova
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Finally also in Padova there are some projects that are able to exquisitely conjugate the old with the modern. A place that must be seen when you are in Padova.

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