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Orto Botanico di Palermo

Address: Via Lincoln, 2/A, 90123 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 091 23891236
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Ranked #250 of 1,763 things to do in Palermo
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Tallinn, Estonia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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316 reviews 316 reviews
103 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
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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Richmond, Surrey
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

As a botanical garden it is fair, offering varieties of plants in different sections, but there are more attractive I have been to. Word of warning, while here we were eaten alive by the local Mosquitos, make sure you apply repellent.

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Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
42 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Botanical Garden in Palermo is indeed unique, by its size and from a historical and scientific research point of view. It set up centuries ago the very concept of such a place, after which other Botanical Gardens were built in Europe and elsewhere. It is not just a garden, but one that has high historical value, as it contains... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Perhaps our expectations were high but we were very disappointed with these gardens. We were particularly interested in the gardens as my husband is a landscape gardener and wish we had used our money for something else. There was litter thrown around, we did see two gardeners working and whilst we sat and watched them strimming the lawns my husband... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We viewed the botanical gardens from the outside and also discussed the merits with an American friend who had paid the entry fee and has a good knowledge of gardens around the world. Poorly maintained, and lacking in flowers, in our opinion there are better places to spend your hard earned dollars on tourist attractions.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Perfect place for people who like calm and green environment. Lovely garden with plants from around the world. Walk around that place it's a proper rest from the chaos on the streets.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
21 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We visited the garden because our guidebook said it was one of the loveliest in Europe. I'm not sure when the writers visited last, because that was not our experience. It was fun to see plants from all over, and particularly to see (and be able to identify) plants that we then saw on our travels elsewhere in Sicily. And... More 

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