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.
Jardim Botanico Reviews
So many diferents species make a realy peacefull garden tou have some rest before my visit to the University! You can also walk inside and find the way to the beautifull Mondego! more »
Jardim muito lindo, bem cuidado, possui muitas árvores e flores super bem cuidadas, dá para fazer uma boa caminhada !! more »Very beautiful garden, well cared for, has many trees and flowers super well cared for, can make a good walk!!
The Botanical Garden of the University of Coimbra was founded in 1772 in the heart of the city. It is an impressive garden with over than 13 hectares. Its space is divided in two areas: one is the Classical Garden, with a collection with specimens from around the world distributed in different planes of ground. The planes are connected by stairways, has leisure spaces, outdoor exhibitions and artistic interventions. In it, stands out the stove made of iron and glass, which has recently been recovered. It is an architectural exemplar of the Victorian style from the mid-19th century. The neoclassical adornments identifiable in the fountain also deserve attention, as well as the main gate and the steeple that guard the Garden, made in stone, iron and bronze. The other area is a wood with trail. There are plants from distinct parts of the world competing freely in a balanced ecosystem.
Great place! I suggest attention for the closing hours during the cold seasons. There are guards passing by frequently, a pseudo trail until the Modego River, and many tables with chairs for picnics. No bathrooms nearby.
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