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Jardin Botanico Jose Celestino Mutis

Calle 63 No 68-95 | Calle 12 D, No 1-27, Bogota, Colombia
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Ranked #8 of 107 attractions in Bogota
Type: Gardens
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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Columbia, Maryland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I was really hoping to show my 3 year old the butterflies, but the exhibit no longer exists as of March of 2014. The gardens are nice, relaxing.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

this green area is full of many trees and plants indigenous to the country. it is well laid out and maintained. the tropical greenhouses were good but not spectacular for being in such a tropical climate. the orchid house was on the small size for such a botanical garden. free entry for seniors.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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37 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This is an Amazing place to visit, when you go there, it sits down and surrounded by trees and you do not even know or feel like you are in a huge city like Bogota of 8 mil persons. They have so many plants and greenhouses, so much to see, it is a wonderful place to visit, worthwhile and a... More

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Tonsberg, Norway
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

It is nice to see the flora and fauna of Colombia. I went with my spanish class, and since I'm not that interested in plants and stuff, I didn't find this too interesting. Our guide was also speaking in spanish, so that complicated some things for me. Although I'm glad I went.

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Bogota, Colombia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Nice walk. Not sure if there is an English tour but I tried to follow along to the best of my ability to the Spanish guide. A nice way to spend an afternoon if you don't get rained out. Also, very affordable. Butterfly conservatory was closed when I went though.

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