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Jardin Botanico de Medellin

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Address: Calle 73 No. 51D- 14 | Carrera 52 # 73-298, Medellin, Colombia
Phone Number: +57 (4) 444 55 00
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A green refuge in the middle of the city.

Many so-called "parques" in Medellin are actually paved plazas, with some greenery but mostly gathering space for people. The Botanical Garden is that wonderful refuge in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

It's free happens to be the extent of the positive side to this attraction. I've only been to a few botanical gardens in my life but this is by all accounts the worst of them all. No names on any of the plants or any information at all about them and a pathetic amount of trees and plants. No flowers... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Many so-called "parques" in Medellin are actually paved plazas, with some greenery but mostly gathering space for people. The Botanical Garden is that wonderful refuge in the middle of the city that will make you feel transported into an Eden of sorts. I visited this garden on a bicycle ride and was sorry to leave it!

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Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We did a bike tour of the city and this was one of the stops. Very nice and tranquil. We had lunch at the restaurant as well. Good food!

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Santa Marta, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Jardin Botanico was a beautiful spot, easy to get to on the Metro, and cool on a hot day! There are lots of beautiful sections, the butterfly area was nice and we enjoyed the iguanas that hung out in the park! We had a nice snack at one of their cafes and enjoyed our afternoon. I would highly recommend visiting.

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Medellin, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Located just across the street from Parque Explora this place is perfect for winding down: Stroll through the separate sections (Palm Garden, Desert Garden, Laguna, Butterfly House etc) or just sit on any of the numerous benches. Admission is free (except for special events). I personally hoped to actually learn something about the plants, but there are only very few... More 

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Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Green and quiet. Beautiful trees and plants. Huge lizards (?) Plenty of room for picnics, playing, gazing at the beautiful lagoon. Yummy food sold by vendors.

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Brampton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great place to "escape" from exploring the city without leaving the city. With trails for walking and plenty of space to relax, it's the perfect way to spend a few hours.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A bit of a surprise, this one ... Once you get past the imposing modern entrance, there is a real haven of peace and tranquility right in the heart of the city. Accessed most easily via the metro (Universidad station). Lots of little cafes and a top class restaurant will cater for your needs if you feel peckish, and there... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This park is beautiful, cool, and very relaxing. We saw lots of interesting birds, plants and trees. We had lunch in a nice restaurant in the middle of the park/garden, and it was one of our most enjoyable meals in all of Colombia. It's a great park/garden for an afternoon of relaxation.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Had a lovely afternoon at the botanical garden. It's free, well signposted and contains lots of cool stuff. My highlight was being stopped by a Colombian family so they could take selfies with me. They even got me to hold up their small child and then THEIR baby. Also managed to get up close and personal with a real and... More 

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Address: Calle 73 No. 51D- 14 | Carrera 52 # 73-298, Medellin, Colombia
Phone Number: +57 (4) 444 55 00
Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Antioquia Department  >  Medellin

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