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“The gardens outside are better than the Museum.”
Review of Museo del Bonsai

Museo del Bonsai
Ranked #25 of 97 things to do in Marbella
Certificate of Excellence
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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“The gardens outside are better than the Museum.”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This bonsai museum is very small, you could be in and out in 20 minutes, but my husband and I really enjoyed the gardens outside of the museum which anyone can visit, we loved watching the geckos, birds and terrapins. If your staying in Marbella it is worth a walk up the hill to have a look at the gardens but you may be disappointed by the Musuem, then again how exciting can a bonsai museum be? You may as well have a look after all its a hard walk up to the gardens in the midday heat, so whist your there, why not.
We visited the museum peak season but we were the only ones there. Very peaceful.

Visited August 2012
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Los Angeles, CA
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“Course Needs TLC”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

We are avid golfers and understand that resort courses are different from pro/tournament courses. However, this course needs quite a bit of attention and up-keep. The tee boxes and greens are not in good shape. However, the quaint clubhouse, staff and food are very good.

Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Small but perfectly formed”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

This museum is tucked away at the edge of the old town - the opposite end from the sea. We went because it was raining (yes bad weather for us in the capital of sun) but the rain did us a favour.

Really enjoyed wandering around the gardens outside and even more enjoyed the museum itself. The water gardens and plants were beautiful and sparse as only bonsai can be.

A peaceful and green place to be - away from the hustle and bustle of the old town and the beach.

If you don't linker you could run run in half an hour - but we spent a couple of hours enjoying the details of the building, the plants, the water and the combinations of shapes and designs.

Visited September 2012
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Aviles, Spain
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45 reviews
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“Amazing if you travel with children.”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

This is a small museum but really enjoyable in a nice atmosphere. Good price and our children had a very nice time.

Visited October 2012
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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“Nice museum in an ordinary park”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

The bonsai museum is cool, but hidden in a quiet park which didn't smell very nice. Maybe in summer holiday time it will be busier, but at the time we visited, nobody was there.

Visited September 2012
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