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Jardim Botanico

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Respite from the heat and delightful atmosphere

Well worth a visit and a respite from the heat, especially if you to arrive after climbing the hill... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
Green, peaceful and wide selection of trees

It is doable in the summer too, the garden is beautifully laid out and has some peculiar species of... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We could only experience part of the garden because a great part of it has been closed off after damage from a storm - so once it has recovered and all the routes are open again it should be much better. It is also winter...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 28, 2018

Beautiful place with shade, breezy coolness. Great stroll in the afternoon. it needs some upkeep, though. But at the price (free) well worth a couple hours.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jamesafoster
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

We found this garden full of potential. There are old trees and shrubs. Fountains and ponds (no lake as was advertised to me) all need maintenance. There is lots of algae in the fountains and ponds if they have water in them. Many of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jim_Sarasota_Florida
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

It is a beatiful garden. A pleaceful place to rest, study or have profound coversations with friends or partners.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lmadrid
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Well worth a visit and a respite from the heat, especially if you to arrive after climbing the hill when coming from Baixa. A 10 minute visit cannot do justice to this wonderful garden with many important plants and trees. Only through the city guide...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

After seeing the botanic garden in Lissabon my expectations about botanic gardens in Portugal was not that high but this one was really something extra! The garden goes from the top of the mountain next to the university down to the river Mondego! In the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

It is doable in the summer too, the garden is beautifully laid out and has some peculiar species of trees.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank shurkem
Reviewed August 29, 2018

August is not the best time for gardens in hot climates - I am guessing - but there was a slight air of neglect here. Many beds were overgrown, and much is 'woodland' which felt a tad lonely/unsafe to wander around in alone, to be...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Vanessa G
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Simply amazing... calm and with good vibes... to visit and relax... and to take great pictures or just read a book in a bench

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank vandamorais
Reviewed August 15, 2018

It's a nice walk, easy if you go down, harder if you go up ;-). But there's nothing really spectacular and no indication of the trees that would allow to may be enjoy it a bit more...

Date of experience: August 2018
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Andy W
June 12, 2018|
Response from Maxim123153 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed on a lead. Nice gardens, enjoy them !
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Lisbon is this a safe area (5 Replies)
Hi I am looking at a place to stay which is a couple of streets to the left of Jardim Botanico [ looking at a map Ave Liberdade will be on your right] Any advice if this is a safe area and is transportation nearby, Metro Rato looks no to far and google map says Metro Baixo -Chaido is 18min walk? Apartment in Rua da Imprensa National. Thank you
May 31, 2013|
Response fromBillymoon|
Hi Susiew12, You are between Estrela, and Principe Real. To my mind you are in an ideal location. I thought Rua de S Bento was a really interesting way to go from Rato to Chiado or Santos areas. (Marinha Grande and other glass outlet shops are along this way. Art galleries, design shops and one shop I remember specialized in a very unique combinations of items: radios, wine glasses and chamber pots!) We felt very safe each night as we returned back to Lisbon Dreams which is not...More
London, United Kingdom
Estufa Fria Vs Jardim Botanico (3 Replies)
Which one is the best park to visit? i havent been to Estufa fria for many years, but have great memories of it.... Never been to Jardim Botanico. Kind Regards
March 19, 2010|
Response fromAlface|
Hi Kardiff They are both marvellous places, really can't pick one over the other, I guess you supplied the answer to your own question when you mentioned you haven't been to Jardim Botânico yet. Go and see it it's wonderful it has several museums attached on the top side, The Natural History Museum which was so tremendously rich before the fire and it's still a decent museum and the Science Museum, also some species/trees which are unique in Europe. Cheers
Funchal, Portugal
New cafe at Babosas (3 Replies)
We often take the bus up to Monte and then walk around the valley to Romeiros, along the Levada dos Tornos, then down to Jardim Botanico, and all the way back to the city of Funchal. Last week we were delighted to find a new café had opened at Babsosas, by the terminal for the Botanical Garden cable car, with tables and chairs and easy chairs - plus blankets, yes it is high up! - on a terrace overlooking the spectacular wooded slopes of the Joao Gomes Valley. We always take a picnic on...More
November 29, 2013|
Response fromSteve T|
Thank you for the info roseandvine - good news. We have been meaning to do the walk you describe (Monte/Romeiros/Jardim Botanical/Funchal) but have yet to do so. How long does it take, walking at a leisurely pace?