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Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden

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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 1 week ago

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 25 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 Jose A
Reviewed 24 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
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

It’s not a museum that you would expect. Many parts of it - including botanic garden- are closed for renovation. It is big but filled inna strange way. In the upper side, some lights were off so we couldn’t see well the exhibition. There was...More

Thank Altug71
Reviewed 2 December 2017

What a fantastic place 3 euros for old hits bargain spent hours here,kept turning a corner yet more fantastic things to see.the planetarium is amazing old laboratory fascinating.I cannot believe some of the claptrap written here people need to be realistic and get a life...More

1  Thank 187064Satty
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Much of the Museum and the entirety of the Gardens were being renovated at the time we visited. The Allosaurus Room was closed. I did enjoy the preserved 19th century amphitheater lecture room and the adjoining science lab / lecture hall though. The rest of...More

1  Thank Georse
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Given that my teens are currently studying science at school some of the interactive physics games were interesting, but not all activities were working. The Maths room also proved entertaining for a while. The old chemistry lab and adjoining lecture theatre were interesting.

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