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Orto Botanico di Padova

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Address: Via Orto Botanico 15, 35123, Padua, Italy
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+39 049 827 3939
09:00 - 19:00
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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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beautiful place next to st antony

beautiful large well preserved garden full of plants with great conservatory for tropical plants so you can visit on a rainy day as well

Reviewed 4 days ago
Gordana P
Zagreb, Croatia
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Zagreb, Croatia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

beautiful large well preserved garden full of plants with great conservatory for tropical plants so you can visit on a rainy day as well

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely loved my visit here. It was very educational and so many differed varieties of plants to see.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the oldest Botanical gardens in the world, set out to permit the study of medicinal plants in the mid 16th century.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the garden for a couple of hours. One of the best ive seen in the world. Looking forward to come back.

Thank Jesus G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Botanic Gardens can have a number of functions. In part this Botanic Garden is a museum showing us how the first botanic garden worked. It has a second area based on biodiversity which is more interesting and attempts to educate people about plants, why they grow etc. As some people have said its a lovely walk in fresh air but... More 

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Trento, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i liked the garden, quite relaxing and at the same time, your learn more about biodiversity, plants and enjoy the peacefullness of nature.

Thank Tania M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Botanical Gardens are quite beautiful, and they have a long history dating back to the 16th century. There is a museum devoted to endangered animals as well as the gardens. A great place to go on a day when the weather is fine.

Thank Allensaccnt
Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A popular place among children and schools, it offers relaxation and horticultural entertainment. Easy to reach on foot, very green and full of plants and trees from around the globe.

Thank gourmetathens
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is the world's oldest academical botanical garden that exist at the same place continuously. I must admit I didn't expect much from this garden and I thought it's overpriced, but when I stepped into it I changed my opinion. It is a beautiful place located in the city center. It contains various types of plants, and some of them... More 

Thank Putovanja Z
Paros, Greece
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

I love parks and gardens and the Orto Botanico di Padova was a pleasure to visit. It is centrally located and easy to walk to from many of the small hotels in Padova. It s not expensive and, although it is not a huge garden, it is quite comprehensive especially if one visits the large greenhouses on the southern end... More 

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