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Jardim Botanico

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Address: Calcada Martim de Freitas, Coimbra 3000-393, Portugal
Phone Number: 00351 239 855 233
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Handsome City Garden and University Classroom

Dating back to the late 18th century, this sprawling garden is part of (and used by) the University of Coimbra. There are upper and lower gardens separated by terraces. Some parts... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
backpacker31
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Delray Beach, Florida
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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dating back to the late 18th century, this sprawling garden is part of (and used by) the University of Coimbra. There are upper and lower gardens separated by terraces. Some parts of the garden are meticulously manicured while others are left more in their natural state with trees and other flora from around the world. Many areas are lined with... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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433 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was very very hot on the day we visited though and therefore a bit painful to try and walk around too far.

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Porto, Portugal
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14 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Much of the gardens has been fenced off and a portion is being made into some sort of adventure park. As the sign posting is extremely poor we ended up wandering aimlessly for an hour only to find keep out barriers. We ended up by a seminary and then walked via a detour back into Coimbra town centre. The website... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful large botanical garden to walk around, full of interesting plants and trees. There are shady stone seats to sit on to relax on a hot day. Water features and a tranquil atmosphere to enjoy.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked through here as there isn't a lot else to do in Coimbra. It's got a fountain in the middle with goldfish, lots of hedges that need trimming, quite a lot of big trees that provide shade which is good, lots of broken bench seats that you can't sit on, and that's it. Takes about 10mins to walk around.... More 

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Coimbra, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Although the Garden is small in size, it offers a tranquil complexion and peaceful atmosphere that's perfect for a repose among nature after sight seeing the nearby university. On Saturday mornings until 2pm the Garden is host to a fantastic Bio/Organic Farmer's Market with prices, variety, and freshness incomparable to that you would find in the supermarkets. Also the perfect... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

A disappointment ... particularly given that there was actually an admission charge. The local duck population was interesting and made for good photos but the plants were mundane and didn't really deserve the term "botanical garden".

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Ithaca, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Majestic and peaceful area, but could use some maintenance. Not that many plant varieties. Quite cosy and worth a 10-15 minute visit if you are around.

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Lovely place to relax and take in all the trees and plants. I took lots of pictures of different trees I had never seen before. My friend and I walked through the gardens on 2 separate occasions because we liked it so much. It was a hot, sunny, day and the gardens felt so nice and cool. There are benches... More 

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Thank Mary C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

After the University tour we asked for directions on how to walk to the botanical gardens entrance (no real signage) and it was a lovely walk through gorgeous gardens with mature trees. There is also a "sky park" zip-line obstacle course for a price, for the adventurous and able-bodied. We took pictures of it for our adventurous adults sons. Overall,... More 

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