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Orto Botanico di Padova

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Address: Via Orto Botanico, 15, 35123, Padua, Italy
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09:00 - 17:00
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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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A great place for a quiet seat in the sunshine or...

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 March 2015
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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Ware, United Kingdom
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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.

1 Thank Papinkur
Chisinau District, Moldova
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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!

1 Thank Viorica A
Sion, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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.

1 Thank APClith
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2014

Our first thoughts were that it would be a waste of time and money visiting the botanical gardens in December. That is not true at all! The outdoor historical garden is rather void of plants and flowers, but even just strolling through this part of the gardens can inspire your imagination what it would look like in spring or summer,... More 

1 Thank JuergenWDobler
Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

The oldest Botanical Garden in Europe with newest new technological wing ... don't miss it !!! From Caribbean plants to desert, from Amazzonia to Mediterranean ...

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Banbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014

The formal gardens outside the greenhouses were beautiful but the greenhouses themselves were the most impressive and interesting. They are devided into different climatic areas and demonstrate our dependance on plants as well as the effects they have on our lifestyles. The emphasis on our effect on the flora of the planet is also well presented. This is an edducational... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2014

I was surprised when we walked there. Gothes palm was extremely old 400 years. I liked the modern greenhouse with so many different climate zone and rare species from all over the world.

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