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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Duration: 3 to 5 hours
$16 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
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 »
Beautiful tranquil gardens. A lovely route down from the university area to the riverside. Spectacular bamboo forest, atmospheric fountain and many different trees. Best of all it is free.
Beautiful tranquil gardens. A lovely route down from the university area to the riverside. Spectacular bamboo forest, atmospheric fountain and many different trees. Best of all it is free. more »
Very beautiful place with lots of shade and benches for scenic stops. Lots of activities being developed during the summer that bring even more life to an iconic place in Coimbra. 🌲
Amazing place, beautiful garden with a diversity of flowers and trees. Good atmosphere. You can have a peaceful time there.
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