Guided Tour “Discovering the world of plants”

Average Tour Duration: 1h30min

Travel in time to discover our garden’s botanical collection as well as its history, and architecture (includes the tropical greenhouse).

The quest is to explore unlike flora from different origins of the globe. Embark with us on a journey to exotic environments where primitive and evolved species are revealed. 


Spaces Opening Hours

Every day, subject to the availability of guide and proper weather conditions.

Fare Singular - Base

Adult [from 19 to 64 years old]: €10.00
Youth [from 13 to 18 years old]: €5.00
Child [from 6 to 12 years old]: €0.00
UC Community: €5.00
Child [less than 6 years old]: €0.00

Included Spaces

Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden of the University of Coimbra was created at the initiative of the Marquis of Pombal in 1772. The Garden, where history, science and nature meet, extends over 13 ha. The Botanical Garden is located in the city center, with terraces ranging from University Uptown to the Mondego River. Since 2013 is a World Heritage Site. Central Square, considered the heart of the garden, was the first area to be completed in 1791, the Greenhouses, the Woods, the Systematic and Medical Schools, with 150 flower beds for the study of unique botanical collections that serve the teaching, support the research and promote the conservation of biodiversity.

Great Greenhouse

Considered one of the oldest buildings of iron architecture in Portugal, The Great Greenhouse dates from the second half of the 19th century, presenting a perfect combination of iron and glass that gives this space an unusual beauty. The Great Greenhouse requalification project in 2017, won the National Urban Rehabilitation Award, in the category of Best Intervention with Social Impact. Its interior is home to a great diversity of species, including orchids, carnivorous plants, tropical trees and ferns, distributed in three sections - tropical, subtropical and temperate climates. The program allows a visit to west wing, where tropical plants predominate.