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The Botanical Garden of the Jagiellonian University

ul. Kopernika 27, Krakow 31-501, Poland
+48 (012) 421 26 20
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Ranked #42 of 139 Attractions in Krakow
Type: Gardens
Description: A beatiful and informative Botanical Gardens, a short walk from Old Town
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

After reading the most recent reviews we went along on a lovely warm Friday afternoon (05.09). We thought we were in the wrong place. It was like a jungle (albeit some lovely flowers, etc.) paths almost overgrown in places, stagnant pools, looked as if it had been untended for years. We didn't bother going into the glasshouses. If you want... More

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It'a great place to have a walk with your partner. It's also a wonderful place to have a rest from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great garden to visit, even though it's located a bit outside of the city centre. Great exposition of cacti, tropical plants and a great variety of regional flowers and plants. Lots of benches and places to sit, even a nice pond to sit at, and a large tropical greenhouse. Small admittance fee, totally worth it.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Normally I don't bother with botanical gardens. I visited these gardens on my last full day in Krakow only because I was running out of places to visit after a two week stay but it was well worth it. The flower displays looked spectacular on the beautiful sunny morning. The glasshouses full of tropical plants were particularly enjoyable and gave... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My daughter and I enjoyed the gardens on a warm sunny day in June. We thoroughly enjoyed walking round, admiring the wide variety of plants and trees. I loved the village garden and we were impressed by the palm houses. I would love to go back and spend more time looking at the beds of plants laid out by categories... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This makes a pleasant change from the standard tourist list of attractions. We found it thanks to some Tripadviser reviews and the all important 'map'. It was a little tricky and involved a bit of a walk around the periphery to get to the entrance although we left wiser and got back to our accomodation within 20 mins (Starowislna St).... More

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Paphos, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The only down side to the gardens is finding it in the first place. Best check web site for opening hours. Located at the end of Kopernika no 27, opening in wall to your right just before you can see the glasshouses. No signs to say it's the entrance. If you get to the big main road you have walked... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Botanical Garden of the Jagiellonian University is a really old place, you can feel that everywhere. For me this is a plus, for other it may be a minus. There are no descriptions, only names (in Polish and Latin). We visited Garden in the opening day of season 2014, in the middle of April. Everything was blossoming, colorful flowers and... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This is a very good place to relax and walk in if you don't have the time or the means to get out of Krakow. The variety of flora is impressive and the flowers were resplendent in all their glorious colors during the late Summer. For a while, I completely forgot I was in the middle of a major city.... More

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Somerset, UK
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34 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Even though it was early October there was still a lot to see in the garden. Everything was labelled well and there was an extensive selection of plants to view. It was a lovely way to depend an hour on a warm, sunny Autumn afternoon away from the busy main square. We also saw two sets of newly weds having... More

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