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Orto Botanico di Padova

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Address: Via Orto Botanico 15, 35123, Padua, Italy
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The world's first university botanical garden continues a tradition of...

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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Padua 2-Hour Historical Walking Tour Including the Botanical Garden
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A city oasis

The botanical gardens offer a bit of peace from the hustle and bustle of the city. We paid €5 for entry and it was worth it just for a wander. I'm not very green-fingered but I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 April 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015 via mobile

The botanical gardens offer a bit of peace from the hustle and bustle of the city. We paid €5 for entry and it was worth it just for a wander. I'm not very green-fingered but I would recommend going to see it anyway just for the calm and tranquility it provides.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

Very pleasant outside in good weather. Lot's of birdsong. The layout, devised hundreds of years ago, was very interesting. The new greenhouses are very didactically good, I can see why there are so many schoolgroups. Informative for adults too. Do you know exactly what plants Coca Cola is made from and where they grow?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

The world's oldest botanical garden (established in 1545), with many original features, along with a very modern series of glasshouses - ranging from rain forest to arid. The new glasshouses are spacious, thoughtfully laid out and with many fascinating exhibits (labelled in both Italian and English). The gardens are also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

as a lover of gardens and parks, I spent my last few Euros on my last day at Padova just to visit this Botanical Gardens and no regrets at all! I had such a lovely time, on that Saturday morning of 19 June 2010 and I was simply enchanted by the lovely trees, flowers and shrubs I saw before me...... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

a really informative tour of the history of plants and their role in the development of man. My only gripe would be that there were not enough places to sit in the exhibition and that the staff on the front desk were not at all helpful or enthusiastic about their work.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

Our trip was in winter so there was not very much to see in the gardens, although the trees were wonderful. The green houses were amazing! State of the art technology allows a rainforest and various other climatic zones to flourish in the centre of Padova. The green houses are enormous and include a museum and various interactive boards, great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015

Finally also in Padova there are some projects that are able to exquisitely conjugate the old with the modern. A place that must be seen when you are in Padova.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2014

Lovely, informative place! It's a great place to relax from the noises of the city. We visited only the garden, because the greenhouses were closed for visitors, but, nevertheless, we loved it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2014

Because of the rain, and the time of year, the actual garden area looked rather forlorn and muddy. We saw some plants, but few were doing much. The design is beautiful, and we shall ceratinly visit again another time of year. The glass houses, almost hidden around the corner made the trip very successful. There were two other visitors there... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2014 via mobile

What a change in a year! The new visitor centre & information in the greenhouses are fantastic additions. Beautiful wood info boards & very good use of tech, without overdoing it. Not cheap at 10 euros each & too much to take in on one visit. We will go back. The huge & ancient ginkgo is beautiful.

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