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“Fantastic” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tarot Garden (Giardino dei Tarocchi)

Tarot Garden (Giardino dei Tarocchi)
Strada Garavicchio - Capalbio (GR), 58011 Capalbio, Italy
0564 895122
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Capalbio
Type: Gardens
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012 via mobile

This garden is at least as inventive and magical as the one that inspired it, Barcelona's Guell Park. It's a pity that it's a bit off the beaten track, or maybe it's fortunate because it makes it less assaulted by visitors as other places and helps preserve its innocence. Not all of its corners were accessible to visitors, though, which shows that it's suffered some wear and tear even as it is. It was otherwise also interesting to hear, talking to other visitors coming on the same day as us, that some of them had no idea that Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely had been established artists, but were able to enjoy their work just as much. This is definitely a great experience for both children and adults and a great landmark of Modernism on the turf of Classicism, Renaissance and the Baroque.

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Lund, Skane Lan, Sweden
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Cool and wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

We had seen pictures of the garden, but nothing could compare it to a real visit. The sculpures are big, colourful and beautyful. Everyhing reminds me of Gaudi, but this is more colourful. We went there with our children (9 and 4 years old). They also loved the park and you could find water taps where the water was drinkable. The children could shower themselves in the water - becouse it was a really hot day. Bring your camera!

Visited July 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“What a magical place in the middle of magical Tuscany”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

We went to see it because we love Parc Guell in Barcelona and wanted to see the garden inspired by it. Place is sort of hidden, but it right off the road. You walk in through a very masculine modern-looking gate, walk up 200 m and immerse into wild imagination of the meaning of tarrot cards recreated in beautilful colorful full of life sculpture. All of them without exception are magnetic because of hard work, which went into them, and sacred meaning, which nevertheless found response in our hearts as we walk through the garden. There was everything here one thinks about along the life way - God, faith, death, justice, love and sinn. This is the brain food for adults; my 3 kids just enjoyed the endless color spendor and funny way beautiful things in life are presented - a dragon (strength), a woman (high emperess), unjustice locked in the cave. What a fun afternoon and insight into a mind of a great artist not known to us before this visit. You will not regret seeing it!

Visited August 2012
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Shdema, Israel
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“Came and it was closed....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Went to all the trouble to come there and really wanted to see the attraction, and when got there found out that it only opens at 14:30 in the afternoon.
I didn't see any remark about it when I searched info about the place. Maybe my fault I didn't research enough.
From the outside it looks real nice....
So if you plan to get there - keep in mind it opens only at 14:30 !

Visited July 2012
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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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“Fun, if not a bit strange!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Kids loved it - this isn't a big long ordeal - you can go for an hour or so - there is a house that is all (pieces of...) mirrors that really capture my imagination - it was like walking into a fairytale.

Visited July 2012
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