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Jardim Botanico

Calcada Martim de Freitas, Coimbra 3000-393, Portugal
00351 239 855 233
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Ranked #20 of 43 attractions in Coimbra
Type: Gardens
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
53 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Worth spending a warm afternoon walking around the garden as there is no entrance fee and it had some lovely little treasures

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Coimbra, Portugal
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Besides all the diversity of trees, plants and quietness, you also have in the end of the garden, a place called skygarden where you can do some activities in the trees.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Undergoing some renovaitons, so not all glass houses were accessible in April 2014. Great colleciton of plants, flowers and trees, but naming plaques could be better. Some huge old trees and quiet forest to explore.

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Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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89 reviews 89 reviews
48 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Botanical garden of the University in the city centre of Coimbra. The botanic garden is all year around open to public and the entrance is free, and is located a bit on the outside from the city centre, but worth a visit we do think, you can shoot some nice pictures. To park the car it is not easy, but... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

This is a nice park best entered from the University, but it is easy to get lost and end up far from the city center if you exit different from where you go in. It has fountains and benches and is a peaceful respite from walking around the city all day.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

A nice green spot near the university of Coimbra. Unfortunately because of the economic crisis and bad government, the maintenance of the park is largely overdue causing some areas even to be closed to the public. It is for free at least, but the poor state would not allow any charge.

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Toronto, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

What a wonderful garden, so serene, so lovely with water features and fountains. We spent a lot of time wandering around this place. There are many footpaths and levels within the garden. We visited in September and I would have loved to see what it looked like in the spring. Although most of the plants had finished their flowering the... More

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Brasilia, DF
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

It seems to be an abandoned place. No employee to welcome you, old buildings, poor signalization, few plants... Don't go with a high expectation.

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Braunton, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We were recommended to see the Gardens but found them to be a big disappointment, large areas are not open to the public, we could see why and the plantings in the public areas are nothing special.

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London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

These gardens are mostly trees and shrubs, the flowers were not very interesting but it was good to sit in the shade for a while. If you are an avid gardener then it's disappointing, not a patch on Kew!

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