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“Poor!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden

Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden
Rua da Escola Politecnica 56/58, Lisbon 1250-102 Lisboa, Portugal
213921800
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Ranked #124 of 184 Attractions in Lisbon
Type: Natural History Museums, Gardens, Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This is the oldest botanical garden in the country, which lost many specimens to Napoleon's invasion in the 1800s. Great views of Belem.
Orlando, Florida
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“Poor!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

In very poor condition, needs lots of attention. In spite of the minimal entry fee not worth the effort for what you will see and learn.

Visited September 2012
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England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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“Not exciting, but faded glamour”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Sad that this garden has fallen from grace, but worth a lot more than the paltry 1.50 they charge to get in. No wonder they can't afford upkeep! But god for an hour's tranquil stroll among streams and trees, and an enclosed butterfly garden where you can see butterflies mating, crysalids growing, and good explanations - all up close enough and low enough for children to enjoy.

Visited August 2012
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“Too sad for words”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

If you go there you have to pay a small fee. You think it is for taking care of the parc. But if you walk there you'll find out that the caretaker must be on a holiday for the last 2 years. Paintless buildings, broken signs and leftovers from seats (see photos). Worst botanical garden ever seen. If you like a non romantic trip, please go there.

Visited October 2011
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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“Tranquility”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

If you have a hour to spare and are looking for somewhere quiet suggest a visit to the Botanical Garden. On the side of hill (that's Lisbon) but some interesting landscapes. Didn't have time for the Museum.

Visited May 2012
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“Many exotic plants and amazing butterfly house. Must see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

A hidden place in the heart of Lisbon. Many palms, flowers and wonderful butterfly house. Entrance is from Rua da Escola Politecnica.
Highly recommended.
Thanks for reading.

Visited April 2012
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