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Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden

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Its way okay.

It was an okay visit, the organization is a bit confusing, which might cause you to miss a few... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bruna V
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Portugal
A pleasant 2 hours

Buy the joint ticket for the gardens and science museum. In late October the gardens were still in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
waynio5
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Narberth, United Kingdom
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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 3 days ago

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.

Thank Bruna V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank waynio5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Elwing
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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.

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

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

1  Thank BenYorkie
Reviewed 26 April 2018

I haven't visited the Museum, but the Botanical Garden is very good !!! Specimen are well identified, some indications in English and you can spend a few hours in a quiet place, pout of the noise of the city, but still in the middle of...More

1  Thank josea240
Reviewed 25 February 2018

I hate to be so harsh on the poor little Natural History Museum, but there is literally nothing worth viewing here. The rooms are bare and the exhibits are odd. No flow whatsoever. Compared to many of the other museums in Lisbon, this one is...More

2  Thank Amity S
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

A very informative and good presentation Good exhibits. You could stay for a whole day! You need to go early as you will need at least 3 hours

Thank fionn f
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