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Valencia’s Botanic Garden

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Right outside the city gates lies the University of Valencia’s outstanding Botanic Garden (Jardín Botánico).

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Even if you’re not a huge fan of plants, the garden is indisputably worth both an hour of your time, and the €1 admission. It’s pleasant to walk around among the botanic life, collected from all over the world — I found the palm trees and cacti especially cool. (That’s right, I found palm trees cool.)

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And though they’re not an official part of the garden, there are about thirty thousand cats running around. I’m even less a fan of cats than palm trees, but it was still fun to watch them lord it over their private pleasure palace.

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If you’re eager to learn more about the differences between Chamaerops humilis and Phoenix canariensis, you can pick up one of the Audio-Visual guides for your walk through the garden. Going to do that next time.

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And there will be a next time! For €1, the garden is an awesome place to spend a quiet afternoon and is extremely accessible (location) from the city center — right next to the Torres de Quart.

C/ Quart 80
963 15 68 00
Opening Hours from 10 to 18 (Nov-Feb), 19 (Mar, Oct), 20 (Apr, Sep) or 21 (May-Aug)

Link: Official Webpage (only Spanish, though it looks like they plan to translate it soon)
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March 24, 2008 at 11:28 am
4 comments »
  • March 24, 2008 at 6:15 pmFabricalDreams

    I visited it one month ago and, as you, I liked it. It’s an incredible place and 1€ is a perfect price to enjoy with plants and cats x’D

  • April 4, 2015 at 10:50 pmEster Zamorano

    I am a volunteer/caretaker of the cats from the garden, but there are only 40


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