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Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden

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Address: Rua da Escola Politecnica 56/58, Lisbon 1250-102 Lisboa, Portugal
Phone Number: 213921800
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This is the oldest botanical garden in the country, which lost many...
This is the oldest botanical garden in the country, which lost many specimens to Napoleon's invasion in the 1800s. Great views of Belem.
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Another Natural History Museum.

Not a fan of natural history and dead animals, nonetheless I decided to visit because untill end of august the museum's open until 8pm on Thursdays (+ free entrance from... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Rome, Italy

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Rome, Italy
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Not a fan of natural history and dead animals, nonetheless I decided to visit because untill end of august the museum's open until 8pm on Thursdays (+ free entrance from 5-8pm). Many rooms were closed and it was ok... but I didn't really like it. Just as any other natural history museum. I guess it's more interesting for people that... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Due to a lack of funding the botanical gardens have pretty much been left unattended. The plants are overgrown and dying. Such a shame, I imagine it was once very beautiful but definitely not now. A waste of money, do not go.

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Sunrise, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Lots of rooms with many interesting things. the solar system room was great with scientific displays of pangea, cells, and history of the earth. there was a Darwin exhibit, physics exploratorium, rocks and minerals , an old laboratory among other things. The price was 4 euros. great price

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Pombal, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

For me, this is one of the best Botanic Gardens of Lisbon city... There's animals and different trees from Portugal's old colonies, so this garden has a especific area from africa, macau and brazil. Has also a old little palace..

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

It was like a step back in time to the bad old days of glass cabinets with dusty items inside. One or two more interactive displays, but on the whole a waste of time and money. We were in and out in 25 minutes.

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Manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We went to the museum on the grounds of a special exhibit on spiders. The museum is cheap to enter but extremely confusing and a bit 'thrown together'. Nothing is signposted nor makes much logical sense. The old science labs and lecture theatre are interesting to look at but the planetarium, maths games and science section were very disappointing. There... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The garden is nice, calm and peaceful but is in a horrible state. Almost all parts and buildings are closed and abandoned. Over all it has an eerie feeling but its worth a visit.

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This garden must have been good many years ago.Unfortunately it is sadly unloved and unlooked after.No water in the ponds and huge trees and flower beds untended.Of course if no-one visits there will be no income.There are homeless people camping at one gateway. There is a good little cafe across the road to get over the uphill climb and disappointment... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

If you don't speak Portuguese you might want to skip out on the museum. It was not that many exhibitions that were translated, and when they were, they were sometimes only partly. As a museum lover who actually likes to read and know what I'm looking at I hated it. But the garden was beautiful, and I highly recommend it.... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I went when the garden opened at 9am and waited for the museum to open at 11am on Sunday morning when they are both free. It was winter time so there were no flowers in the garden but the plants looked healthy. It is very small for a "botanical garden" it is mostly a large park around the museum. The... More 

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