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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We visited this garden as the sun was setting. We only spent about 30 min. But it was wonderful. The fountains, ponds, trees, and sounds of nature. My favorite part was the bamboo pathway!
We visited this garden as the sun was setting. We only spent about 30 min. But it was wonderful. The fountains, ponds, trees, and sounds of nature. My favorite part was the bamboo pathway! more »
After visiting the University, we strolled through the botanical garden. It is in need of some repair, however it remains beautiful and impressive with its fountains and ponds. Has hints of royal...
After visiting the University, we strolled through the botanical garden. It is in need of some repair, however it remains beautiful and impressive with its fountains and ponds. Has hints of royal... more »
One of the best places in Coimbra! The park is fantastic, it's very calm and big. You can see trees and plants from all around the world, you can sit and read or relax! It has more than one entrance, it has a free bathroom and a greenhouse with tropical plants (however it's expensive, 12 euros). Overall a fantastic park and a must if you are in Coimbra! (It opens at 9 a.m )
What an amazing garden, simply breath-taking. In the middle of the city, such a vast green area, full of life, the architecture very well kept ,it's a Must if you visit Coimbra. I was short on time and didn't enjoyed as i should've, but i will keep it on my bucket list to go back and spend more time. Also i went at sunset time which i highly recommend it because it adds a very relaxing vibe to the place, perfect for meditation ,despite the number of students that you find frequently due to the fact that there's a huge university just across the street.
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