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Banska Stiavnica Botanical Garden

Akademicka ulica, Banska Stiavnica 969 01, Slovakia
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Different world

A totally peaceful place for relaxation and walking. Even if you are not a botanist and you do not... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
LINO33
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Levice, Slovakia
A must see

A wonderful park walk, surrounded by interesting and rare trees, including six specimens of... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Fish F
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Centuries of mining brought intensive use of wood and surrounding forests came to its limits. This - among aesthetical values - was the reason why the Botanical garden was established in 1838 on the ground of Mining Academy. Would exotic plants adapt and grow fast enough in Middle Europe climate? More than 250 different kinds of domestic and exotic plants make the scenery. Lean on our Giant Sequoia or Lebanese Cedar to refuel energy or just sit on the bench and relax.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good13%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
17 Oct 2017
“Different world”
20 Aug 2017
“A must see”
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Akademicka ulica, Banska Stiavnica 969 01, Slovakia
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

A totally peaceful place for relaxation and walking. Even if you are not a botanist and you do not know the woods, you will enjoy it. Old trees, sequoia are over a hundred years old. What a positive energy. Dont miss it please.

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

A wonderful park walk, surrounded by interesting and rare trees, including six specimens of Sequoiadendron giganteum. I loved every minute of it and would come back again.

Thank Fish F
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

go for the trees - they are truly awe inspiring. the town center is charming and full of quirky character, also better kept than many other places in slovakia. a real treat!

Thank shelipp
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Place to take a break, listen to birds and leaves...very romantic and of course ideal to take moody photos.

Thank Zuzana K
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Nice walk under the crowns of old trees (also sequoias), the place where the first "Mine Academy" in the world was established in 1762 by Maria Theresia

Thank Stanusik
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

This place has something uniquely special about it.. it is not manicured and maintained like other botanical gardens of the world the for example the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew, London, this place is indeed quite different. a fine collection of great tress from all...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2015

Bit of a strange one, this. We were initially disappointed because it's not what you would call a botanical garden, more of a park really. But having said that, there are some really nice trees, including some mighty redwoods which I found most impressive, and...More

1  Thank Ian K
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Reviewed 2 August 2015

We were surprised it was free but when we visited we quickly understood why. It is not really a botanical garden, but a medium size park with some impressive trees. It provides a nice walk and on the way you can see some impressive old...More

Thank Bibi1209
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Reviewed 24 June 2015

Small but lovely botanic garden with Giant Sequoia trees. If it is hot, you can hide here and rest :-).

Thank Ruda M
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Reviewed 17 January 2015

Botanical garden is outdoor situated with many interesting plans and trees, it is in park of university and well kept.

Thank Jamie W
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