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Orto Botanico di Padova

Open Now: 09:00 - 19:00
Open today: 09:00 - 19:00
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Interesting and instructive

We had a wonderful guide who explained the history of the gardens and characteristics of the plants... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marisol P
Madrid, Spain
Lovely visit on a sunny day

The botanical gardens were amazing. Quiet, peaceful, well signposted and full of information... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The world's first university botanical garden continues a tradition of research into plant species begun in 1545. In the World Heritage List Unesco from 1997.
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Via Orto Botanico 15, 35123, Padua, Italy
+39 049 827 3939
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful guide who explained the history of the gardens and characteristics of the plants to be found there. The contrast between the old part and the new is very interesting. It is certainly worth the visit to the world's first botanical garden...More

Thank Marisol P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The botanical gardens were amazing. Quiet, peaceful, well signposted and full of information. Great visit.

Thank denverct
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We felt a bit ripped off because the original gardens (quite small) were looking a bit sad and dusty. However, the huge modern glass house was much better and we could've spent much longer in there if we had had the time. To find the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful place! Often overlooked...but should not be missed. If you want to spend an hour or a couple of hours, we’ll worth the time you have!

Thank gotowe93065
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

10 euro for a botanical garden it is too much!!! Anyway the gigantic glasshouse is excellent, and the same goes for the plants collection in it. Very nice specially for kids. I also enjoyed the open gardens.

Thank Φυτώρια Ν
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The heart of the garden it the original set up, in geometrical design, within a wall. The new section is a great greenhouse set to 4 different climates. Both parts are very pleasant to stroll in and get the feeling of old and new Padova.

Thank Dudy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting botanic experience. The old part of the garden is to be found outdoor, with statues and stone walls. The modern part is indoor with different climatic sones. Absolutly a place to visit.

Thank ProfessorTravell
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

This was a relaxing day in a nice park. Not the best garden i have ever been in but nice if you want a break from the busy tourist streets.

Thank Charlie D
Reviewed 3 September 2018

A good blend of old gardens to relax in (and overlooked by the huge Basilica di San Giustina) and interesting displays of different biotypes in large modern glasshouses. Some fish ponds, nice gift shop.

Thank Alan T
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

This isn’t the most beautiful garden in Italy but it was worth the 10 euro and it was a nice way to pass an afternoon. I believe t is also the oldest botanical garden. It was well laid out and informative.

Thank WinterBabyLove
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21 January 2018|
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Response from David315954 | Reviewed this property |
No, It doesn't. From memory, you do get a 50% discount though.
Putovanja Z
12 April 2017|
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Response from Putovanja Z |
I checked directly with Botanical Garden, they will be open.
22 May 2016|
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Response from Brun066 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Following the official website, on Mondays in June the garden is closed. The garden is open also on Mondays, but just in April and May Brun066