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Botanical Garden of Padova

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Address: Via Orto Botanico, 15, 35123, Padua, Italy
Phone Number: 390498273939
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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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Magic place

I'm so in love with this place! I visit it on my own and was really happy to be there! Must see it! It's magic!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
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Munich, Germany
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my stops while in Padova was the botanical garden. I have to say I didn't find it that exceptional - rather disappointing to be honest. It has a nice labyrinth-like structure which makes it interesting at the beginning, but the flowers are not that impressive and the way they're organized stroke me as a bit confusing. A big... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

I'm so in love with this place! I visit it on my own and was really happy to be there! Must see it! It's magic!

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Padua, Italy
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43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is the oldest academic botanical garden that is still in its original location, and it is wonderful, expecially in spring, when you can relax in his silence, among hundreds of different species around you. It has been expanded recently, so now there is also a brand new part, completely different from the old part, but still amazing. The only... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The oldest botanical garden in Europe - very charming and interesting. As well, one of the newest as several large greenhouses just opened in September 2014. These have very interesting exhibits on the importance of the plant world to man.

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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Although it wasn't first on my things to do in Padua, I'm glad I took a couple of hours to visit. Some very interesting plants outside and the greenhouses were even better.

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Sydney, Australia
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

The garden is well priced for the visit. It's beautifully maintained with well labelled plants and trees. It's so old, elegant layout, quiet, not touristy. The new Eco area is amazing and thought provoking without being too technical.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

The gardens have recently had a makeover with the addition of a new 'eco zone' of five, inter-linked greenhouses each offering an experience of Earth's climatic zones. This has been accomplished with real Italian style and each zone is well explained with maps and audio-visual materials at a level suitable for all ages (and even translated into English!). The plants... More 

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Bucks
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

This is the oldest botanical garden in the world and you can feel the history as you walk around. Beautifully laid out and well labelled - a real oasis right near the tourist attractions. The new glasshouses showcasing the five different climatic zones are beautifully done and well worth a visit. The shop and cafe is also very good.

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El Dorado Hills, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

It was expensive, and many things were not in bloom because it was late in the year, but I liked it anyway. On the plus side, it was quiet, and not overrun with tourists. It was well planned and an easy walk with some very impressive large trees.

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Thank Laura H
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This venue again was within walking distance of our hotel. Please note that it doesn't open on Mondays. We found out the hard way! But when we returned it is well worth the visit. The gardens were very enjoyable and the walled garden especially so. The Biodiversity houses were wonderful with lots of tropical plants from South America and Vietnam... More 

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