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Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden

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Chill out

The botanic gardens is a nice place to take time out and chill after a busy day sight seeing. We... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
oharasteph
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Dublin, Ireland
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Disappointing

A visit to this botanical garden is worthwhile only if you are a botanist or if you like relaxing... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2018
Neri I
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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This is the oldest botanical garden in the country, which lost many specimens to Napoleon's invasion in the 1800s. Great views of Belem.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Rua da Escola Politecnica 56-58, Lisbon 1250-102, Portugal
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+351 21 392 1800
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were passing and I was keen to explore having been to botanical gardens in other countries. This turned into such a disappointment. Entrance is €3 each, and typically built on a slope. Some of the trees/plants had name tags, but many didn't, which was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kate H
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

The botanic gardens is a nice place to take time out and chill after a busy day sight seeing. We visited here after taking the elevator da Gloria.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank oharasteph
Reviewed 9 December 2018

A visit to this botanical garden is worthwhile only if you are a botanist or if you like relaxing in a park sitting on a bench with your favourite book.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Neri I
Reviewed 15 November 2018

It was an okay visit, the organization is a bit confusing, which might cause you to miss a few places. Overall, it's a nice weekend visit/activitie, but if you've visit other National History Museums in Europe, you might be a bit disappointed.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bruna V
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Buy the joint ticket for the gardens and science museum. In late October the gardens were still in good condition- lots of lizards darting about on the trunks- some impressive palms and small small shrubs including bird of paradise plants. The museum was interesting but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank waynio5
Reviewed 24 October 2018

If you go here and expect to see anything other than really nice vegetation and maybe some birds you may be disappointed, because that's what it is all about. It looks well maintained, and as with everything else in Lisbon bring your climbing legs. A...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elwing
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Though we did not expect to see wonders, still we were quite disappointed. Noting special, took some pictures and went back.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Rami A
Reviewed 10 October 2018

It is just a fairly small park. The cost is €3 to get in. It is not really well kept. The plus side is that it is quiet but that’s about it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FMSh
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We love the fact that parks are so well used in Portugal and in particular that so many people choose to picnic there, especially during the long hot summer. So imagine our dismay when we discovered - having already paid the €3.00 entrance fee -...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jane P
Reviewed 2 June 2018

We only went to the botanical garden. And were most disappointed - it's certainly an oasis of green in one of the Lisbon suburbs but a poor garden compared to many others that we have been to in other major cities around the world. A...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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