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“An area of calm in this hectic city.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Orto Botanico di Palermo

Orto Botanico di Palermo
Via Lincoln, 2/A, 90123 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 23891236
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Ranked #45 of 257 things to do in Palermo
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Valencia, Spain
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“An area of calm in this hectic city.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

It is a geat place to relax and enjoy the wide range of plants, trees and animals. The buildings clustered near the entrance are very pleasing and in scale with the suroundings.

Visited October 2012
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“Nice for a quick walk”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

The park is good for a little walk, be careful of the mosquitoes though, they are a hidden menace. Maybe September isn't the best time of year to visit but it seemed like a couple of the areas of the park have no plants left in them. Maybe these are season plant areas? Also the museum part was being renovated while we were there.

Visited September 2012
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“Gorgeous oasis in the middle of the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

It's a beautiful garden filled with huge trees, a bamboo forest and all types of foreign and domestic plants. Inside the orto botanico all you hear are the birds and it's a great place to escape the hectic city for a while. A visit to Palermo would not be complete without visiting this beautiful garden. Right next to it is a free public park that is worth a visit as well. Entry to the orto botanico is €5 per person.

Visited September 2012
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“Rather a disappointing visit.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

We love to visit gardens wherever we visit. Of course the weather is hot and dry in Palermo which rather restricted what one could grow. These gardens have a lot of trees and shrubs but not so many flowers. The Inglese Gardens off the Via de la Liberta was actually better maintained and more interesting. It was also free to visit. .

Visited September 2012
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“Peaceful haven in Palermo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

If you love plants then you have to take the time to come here. It is so peaceful.
Make sure you wear plenty of sunscreen and mosquito repellent. We got bitten alive when we went.

Visited July 2012
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