Fueled by the rise of Portugal's seafaring empire, Jardim Botanico features a wealth of plant species from exotic reaches of the globe. Pay a visit to the garden, operated by the University of Coimbra, and explore the 13 hectares (32 acres) of green space via its network of pathways, trails, and courtyards. You'll pass through different themed areas ranging from ordinary woods to the lime grove, tropical section, greenhouses, and more. Admire the riotous array of flora that began to arrive in Portugal from distant lands during overseas exploration in the 15th century, culminating in the garden's foundation in 1772. You can take a guided tour to learn more about the history and varieties of plants in the garden, but you must make arrangements in advance. Our Coimbra trip planning tool makes visiting Jardim Botanico and other Coimbra attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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$36 BOOK WITH VIATOR Discovering the charms and places of Coimbra Discovering the charms and places of Coimbra
Duration: 3 to 5 hours
$42 BOOK WITH VIATOR Joanina Library & University of Coimbra VIP ACCESS! Joanina Library & University of Coimbra VIP ACCESS!
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Jardim Botanico reviews
Peaceful and spectacular. Bamboo forest so special. Formal areas beautiful too,. Special part of city, lovely even in Winter.
Peaceful and spectacular. Bamboo forest so special. Formal areas beautiful too,. Special part of city, lovely even in Winter. more »
This walk is a challenge with all the up hill climbing, but so worth it! It’s quiet, lovely and you can hear the birds sing. Very few tourists and best of all it’s free! My wife & I climbed it...
This walk is a challenge with all the up hill climbing, but so worth it! It’s quiet, lovely and you can hear the birds sing. Very few tourists and best of all it’s free! My wife & I climbed it... more »
We came here to enjoy nature and recharge. However, the maintenance staff was busy with cleaning the trails and pavements throughout the garden with GAS leaf blowers! The result: incredible noise and the smell of gasoline everywhere, even in the bamboo forest. If fallen leaves are really so unwelcome in a botanical garden, remove them with electric machines at least please!
Nice university with a bell tower, one of the oldest in whole of Europe. Enjoy the nice views from here as well, sits on top of a hill, so wear some good walking shoes. Not easily accessible for disabled or elderly
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