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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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JUST WOW!

I knew they were the oldest botanical gardens in Europe, and I was worried the new part would look ugly next to the old part. Never been more wrong in my life! The old part is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We have visited many gardens around the world and this one is the worst! There were hardly any flowers so therefore no colour! Lots of cacti and a few ponds with lily pads and a very old palm tree- 1500 AD or thereabouts! The greenhouses were interesting that represented the 5 continents of the world. But all in all, not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I knew they were the oldest botanical gardens in Europe, and I was worried the new part would look ugly next to the old part. Never been more wrong in my life! The old part is truly a gem and the new part WOW!!!! Super futuristic with a really nice architecture (amazing light games as son as the sun goes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The botanical garden was high on our list of things to see in Padua. We had not heard about the new greenhouse that was opened last year. We stumbled across it by chance and what a surprise. It's a beautiful building with a lovely water feature in front, certainly worth a few photographs. Inside you have 4 climatic zones. In... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Padua botanical garden is largely known for its historical importance (it is the oldest botanical garden in the world and it still is an active research center of Padua university) and its fame marked it out as a historical and scientific attraction /only/. Instead, it is much more than this. The historical garden is just 10% or 20% of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Wonderful place to check out all different kinds of plants. It's amazing they can grow it all here. Thought it was a little over priced. (10€ per adult entry) But felt we were helping to continue with botanical research.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We were disappointed. It might be high up on list of things to do if you were a specialist in biology but we thought compared to other Botanical Gardens it was 2nd rate. We appreciate its historical importance but the visual appeal was limited and too many plants seemed dead. Glad we got discounted fees using our Padovacard ~ would... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

You'd have to be really, really interested in botany to find any of this experience rewarding, especially if you have been somewhere proper, like Kew or Wisley. The old, walled garden has some architectural charm, but few interesting plants, while the large, modern hothouse complex (doubtless the reason for the 12 euro adult entry fee) has little to offer or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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

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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Additional Information about Botanical Garden of Padova

Address: Address: Via Orto Botanico, 15, 35123 Padua, Italy
Phone Number: +39 049 201 0222
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Padua  >  Padua
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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