Jardim Botanico, Coimbra

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Garden · Nature / Park
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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  • 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 »
  • An easy place to access. Part of the University and a place to go to stroll or do nothing but relax.  more »
  • One of the most breathtaking places to visit in Coimbra! Dive deep into nature's heart and experience the calm and soothing sounds of a forest in the middle of the beautiful Coimbra. I suggest the botanical shuttle line, inexpensive and drives from the university and back again, going through the full gardens
  • absolutely gorgeous gardens, beautifully maintained (wild, not topiary style!) and super tranquil. so... much... green. interspersed are historical relics: chapels and other ruins. an amazing way to spend a few hours.

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