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Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden

Rua da Escola Politecnica 56-58, Lisbon 1250-102, Portugal
+351 21 392 1800
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Rua da Escola Politecnica 56-58, Lisbon 1250-102, Portugal
+351 21 392 1800
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

I can't speak for the gardens because they were closed for maintenance when I visited but the building on the inside is poorly kept. Very few of the exhibits are interesting (these are good fun admittedly) but even some of those are out of service....More

Thank Tzio
Reviewed 25 April 2017

The botanical garden was closed for renovation, so we decided to take a look. We were not disappointed even it is not in the same class with the well-known museums of the same kind. But, it was interesting enough.

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 31 March 2017

If you have visited the NHM in London then you will be truly disappointed with this one there is no comparison. Half the rooms were empty, very few of the exibits had English descriptions and it was all a bit haphazard.

Thank Toni L
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This museum is just simply amazing. I hardly recommend to everybody who loves dinosaurus, nature and science!

Thank kamillat2017
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

The garden as such is ok, but in none of the ponds was water and the butterfly garden was closed. I wouldn't go there again.

1  Thank Stef S
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

So we visited the gardens in September and decided to ignore the graffiti in the toilets at the entrance that said that these were the sorriest gardens ever and to save you money for and get yourself a pie! Ignored this and paid the €2...More

2  Thank Danb0516
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The space outside and around the museum is dedicated to the botanical garden. The garden has some potential but looks like nothing is being made to keep it at its best. The ornamental lake are left empty of water, the path around the garden is...More

1  Thank Gregory P
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Reading the info on the board as you enter sounds interesting once they've got your fee you realise it's dry, dusty and mainly poor looking unkempt tress. Upside was quiet place to rest for a while. Overall don't waste your time or money looks like...More

1  Thank 123LS
Reviewed 1 September 2016

A cheap entrance fee comes with a cheap attraction. It looks like a deserted place. Dirty alleys, full of dead leaves, dead plants, no signs on trees with their names on. The famous cactus collection looks like an alien territory where only the most powerfull...More

1  Thank BucharestElena_64
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I've read the bad reviews for this place on trip advisor but decided to experience it myself, in case they've done something to improve the place but boy, was I wrong! I see potential but it really wasn't well maintained. The butterfly house was just...More

1  Thank Imkeemy
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