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Orto Botanico di Palermo

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Address: Via Lincoln, 2/A, 90123 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 091 23891236
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An oasis in the middle of a hectic city

An oasis of birdsong and flora from the four corners of the earth. Somewhat wild too, so dont expect a pristine spot. But ut was lovely to walk through the dappled sunlight... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We came just 50 minutes before the closure time and were not sure, whether we shall try to enter. The ticket seller offered us lower fares for tickets, probably intended for students. So, we decided to visit the garden. I can not say we were impressed by the variety or beauty of plants within the garden. Beside of that 25... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Indeed not the most amazing botanical garden ever but a truly nice hangout if you want to find some peace and quietness in stressful Palermo. We went around lunch-time and the place was almost deserted which was nice. It's not particularly well looked-after but the art-nouveau architecture, amazing sculptures and the overgrown gardens have a certain kind of charme and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

An oasis of birdsong and flora from the four corners of the earth. Somewhat wild too, so dont expect a pristine spot. But ut was lovely to walk through the dappled sunlight, through the art nouveau glasshouses and the unexpected library built in the late 18thcentury.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

A truly depressing experience, a true representation of Palermo as a place of past glory. The parks in Palermo are pretty and worthy of a stroll but the botanical gardens need a huge injection of care and love in what could be a wonderful space, just a huge shame that everything sharing the space is on the cusp of death.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I thought the gardens were really great BUT I live in cold northern europe and so the experience of seeing so many succulents in bloom was special for me. If you live where these plants are common, then I would not see the point in visiting these gardens as they are the main attraction. Also do not expect beautifully manicured... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This was the worst botanical gardens I have been to. All of the plants are potted and not even in the ground. Not worth the price of admission.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

If you are a fan of cactuses, then you should go there, otherwise not so special as I hoped. We visited this place in the middle of November and most of the plants were too dry and didn't looked nice. However it was a good getaway from Palermo noisy streets. We experienced total peace and quietness but most importantly, the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This old botanical Garden is poorly kept and overgrown. Some might call it romantic but it badly needs TLC

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If nothing else, this was a most relaxing couple of hours ambling around he gardens. Some great photos, great wildlife, and of course, some very interesting plantlife. And not forgetting the statues

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We enjoyed the walk in the park. It is well kept and there are a lot of beautifull plants and trees there. Sicilians use it to sleep on the banks on a hot day (according to those we saw during our walk). There is a lot of shadow from the trees that is also great on a hot day of... More 

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