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Orto Botanico di Padova

Via Orto Botanico 15, 35123, Padua, Italy
+39 049 827 3939
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Fabulous greenhouses

The historic gardens are lovely, but the jewel I. The crown are the more modern greenhouses... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bats24
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Great Torrington, United Kingdom
Botanical extraordinaire!

Took a 30 min train from Venice to Padova - approx 20 min walk to the garden. Lots of interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
clairethetraveler872
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San Francisco, California
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The world's first university botanical garden continues a tradition of research into plant species begun in 1545. In the World Heritage List Unesco from 1997.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Via Orto Botanico 15, 35123, Padua, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The historic gardens are lovely, but the jewel I. The crown are the more modern greenhouses, housing the Biodiversity selection. From Tropical to arid climates, the displays are easy to follow and very informative. Only word of warning is we suffered a number of mosquito...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a 30 min train from Venice to Padova - approx 20 min walk to the garden. Lots of interesting plants to photograph and interesting history. Est. 1545! Really a wonderful and peaceful experience, almost feels like you have a historical botanical garden to yourself...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting Padua's Botanical Garden was less about plants themselves but the real treat was to admire the design of the world's first botanical garden (UNESCO site for that reason). It's beautifully planned in a circle surrounded by high walls. I spent there around 30 minutes...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an interesting place because of its history. The garden is pleasant to walk around in, but not as spectacular as others I’ve seen. There are several places in Padova that are more interesting.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Padova (Padua) botanical garden is one of the oldest in the world where some plants from the Americas were accustomed to European weather and uses. The new section with the tropical and desert greenhouses are just amazing. And at the end, you will find the...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Padova is a small and compact city, so you can see all or most of it in 2-3 days. One place to go to escape the heat is the botanical garden. You can enjoy the shade and lovely gardens. If you are interested, you can...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2018

This historic botanical garden is a wonderful place to visit while in Padua, especially on a summer morning when it is cool and uncrowded. There are beautiful trees and plants in the large main garden area along with statues, fountains, and songbirds. There is also...More

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Reviewed July 3, 2018

We found it a bit difficult to find the entrance but managed to follow the road signs.This is the oldest botanic gardens in Europe. The old gardens are set out nicely and includes a palm from 1585. The new Gardens of Biodiversity is situated in...More

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Reviewed July 3, 2018

having heard about the garden during the Palazzo Bo tour, we were excited to walk through this place of living history.

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Reviewed June 26, 2018

The gardens were enjoyable featuring a classical garden with a large modern area show casing plants from different ecosystems. The later was interesting but as European gardens go not outstanding.

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pigletsandchickens
January 21, 2018|
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Response from David315954 | Reviewed this property |
No, It doesn't. From memory, you do get a 50% discount though.
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Putovanja Z
April 12, 2017|
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Response from Putovanja Z |
I checked directly with Botanical Garden, they will be open.
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ecwriter
May 22, 2016|
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Response from Brun066 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Following the official website, on Mondays in June the garden is closed. The garden is open also on Mondays, but just in April and May Brun066
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