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Orto Botanico di Palermo

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Address: Via Lincoln 2/A, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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+39 091 2389 1236
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Nature lovers must see

A beautiful and peaceful place; more like a park with different trees; aquarium is just a pond with water lilies.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
Elena L
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This garden may provide an oasis of peace and beauty for city dwellers of Palermo but as a tourist to the area I thought that the visit was not worth the entrance fee. This had obviously been a well planned garden at sometime but it has not been maintained. No sign of anyone working anywhere in the grounds and everywhere... More 

Thank jgalwaysonholiday
Leyland, United Kingdom
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392 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a long walk through the grim dock area we finally reached the botanical gardens to find they were in a very sad neglected state throughout. The cacti display was good with species from many countries but in general terms flower beds and lawns were neglected and full of weeds and attending gardeners were not to be seen. Damaged trees... More 

Thank vuepoint
River Edge, New Jersey
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I am an avid gardener and I have been to many botanic gardens, but this one was very sad and neglected and not worth the admission fee.

Thank whatsblooming
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

A beautiful and peaceful place; more like a park with different trees; aquarium is just a pond with water lilies.

Thank Elena L
Preston, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We went to Palermo as part of a cruise itinery and were excited to see sicily for the first time. However we found that perhaps this is not the best place for such an introduction to the island. Though we only had time to see a limited amount of the city, the part that is immediately reached from the port... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We loved visiting the botanical garden of Palermo, it's has a tranquil and authentic atmosphere with spectacular trees all laid out in the beautiful and historic garden. It's not a manicured garden which makes it better for wildlife and a more natural experience.

Thank Bauke K
New York, New York, United States
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278 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

These botanical gardens are nice to visit, but only if you have exhausted everything else on your list of things to see.

Thank Bob C
San Pietro in Cariano, Italy
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

molto molto bello, peccato manchino forse soldi per curarlo meglio. Il giardino è meraviglioso, pieno di piante grasse e palme very very nice, it's a pity perhaps lacking money to treat him better. The garden is wonderful, full of cacti and palm trees and 1000 other plants

Thank Giury_67
Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

After walking through the city streets looking at buildings it's very restful to wander through these gardens. The tree formations are spectacular

Thank joy P
St. Paul's Bay, Malta
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

If you are looking for a quiet time whilst visiting Palermo and within walking distance from the hectic area of the city centre the Botanic garden offers you peaceful place to regenerate your energy.

Thank CharlesM51

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