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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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An ugly park; definitely not a botanical garden

Maybe a different time of year would have been better, but my visit was a waste. Ugly park, zero flowers except for some potted orchids you often see at supermarkets. 2 stars... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Maybe a different time of year would have been better, but my visit was a waste. Ugly park, zero flowers except for some potted orchids you often see at supermarkets. 2 stars because it was free... Maybe nice for a picnic or frisbee? Though most of the grass was dead...

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Quito, Ecuador
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Sadly park just looks like any other communcal city park. It didn't look well maintained, there was no color at all. The lack was dirty. The only attraction was an over fed iguana!

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Bocas del Toro, Bocas del Toro, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Jardin Botanico de Medellin is free to enter... it has a wonderful small butterfly house, a man made lake (pond) and so many beautiful things to see. Also they have a great restaurant that has typical Colombian food. I had the plate of the day. It came with a vegetable chicken soup, a plate of mashed potatoes, meatballs and a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Medellin can get really hot. After a few hours of exploring on foot I needed a rest. This park is perfect. Shaded, quiet and with a decent restaurant serving local food on a patio just inside the entrance. The butterfly house is worth seeing too

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Medellin, Colombia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Even though is nice to find a place in the city where there is green everywhere, in my opinion this attraction doesn't offer many thing to do, pretty much you seat around the place. You have to pay to go inside, but in my opinion is not worth it. It's easy to get the cause there is a station nearby.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The Botanical garden/ park was easy to get to by metro (get off at Universidad). Saw some wildlife which was good. Many locals come here to relax in the afternoon. Compared to botanical gardens that I have visited in other cities, the one in Medellin is not as good though.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Very relaxing walk through the gardens. Worth a visit. Finish by going to In Situ restaurant on the grounds for a truly spectacular meal.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The gardens in the very center of a bustling city are breathtaking peaceful and beautiful. Ask any of staff members a question and all have a passion for the gardens. The restaurant In Situ is my most adored by myself , couple or as I have entertained a couple of times for a group of 20 or more FLAWLESS service... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

it was not as good as some said, but this small botanical garden is a pleasant place. We had to wait over 30 minutes for a train ride (we have a 2 year old son), but the iguanas running free in the park were worth the trip.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

After Turibus left us in the University Station we went to the Botanical Garden. The Orchids were observed as dry and sad watching..I am so sorry it is only my opinion.

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