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Jardin Botanico Jose Celestino Mutis

Address: Calle 63 No 68-95 | Calle 12 D, No 1-27, Bogota, Colombia
Phone Number: 4377060
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Ranked #6 of 110 Attractions in Bogota
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Owner description: A massive and well-maintained botanical garden with a variety of different areas, including an exhibit of 5,000 indigenous orchids.
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Oakland, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We spent our first morning in Bogota here, birding and checking out the orchids. The birding was interesting, but the orchids were stunning. Colombia has about 4000 named species of orchids. We were lucky to be there during an annual festival when several orchid vendors were displaying their wares in addition to the normal showings. Very nice.

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San Mateo
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19 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I took a taxi here from the hotel. It was a pleasant surprise in the middle of Bogota. Entry is $2700 COP ($1.35) per adult, it is well worth a visit. The gardens are well maintained with plenty of beautiful flowers, trees, ponds and plants to see. It will take you about 2 hours at a leisurely stroll while stopping... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Really nice place, lots to walk around, and a very nice little restaurant inside! A surprise! The grounds are clean and I was quite impressed I have to say. Getting there on a Sunday and trying to avoid the cicolvia routes is a big pain! Be prepared to navigate well!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The gardens and property are beautiful. Such a nice place to go walk around and have a coffee in one of the small cafes. You'll learn a lot about Colombia's native plants. We went on a Sunday (Bogotá's favorite day to be outside) and although there were a good number of people in the park, it didn't distract from the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Coming from London to this great city, I am accustomed to the botanical gardens of Kew. I am a keen regular at this London wonder. I didn't think any botanical garden could beat it. However, although Bogotá hasn't bettered it (in my opinion), the Jardin Botanico Jose Celestino Mutis provides the most fascinating botanical offering per square foot. It is... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The gardens are wonderful. It is quite a big property so be prepared for a walk. There are places to eat. There is a huge rose garden, greenhouse with plants from different locations. The paths take you through areas that have plants from the different elevations in Colombia. There are so Native American style dwelling replicas and a garden showing... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We visited this place during Feria de Flores 2014 and it was enchanting. The centre place with all the flowers designs, fragnance in the air was like a paradise on earth! There is a butterfly museum, however it closes by 4 pm. We missed this place.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

If you want to escape a little from the caos just go to this Jardin, there is a fee but nothing expensive. There's several mini gardens where they show medicinal plants or rainforest plants etc. It's a breath of fresh air in Bogotá.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Perfect for an afternoon of relaxing and exploring the botanical offerings the gardens are laid out well and easy to explore on your own

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Bogota has a very nice botanic garden featuring plants of various regions of the country. Very large and inexpensive - a great place to explore plants or just take a walk and get some refuge from the madness of Bogota. Good information and almost all exhibitions are well labelled. Self-guide is probably best, as many of the guides are not... More

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