Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis, Bogota

#4 of 35 in Parks in Bogota
Garden · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Colombia's biggest botanical garden, Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis contains plants from every Colombian region, including over 5,000 different types of orchids. Founded in 1955 and named after a celebrated botanist and astronomer, the garden shelters the wax palm, Colombia's national plant. Among other curiosities, the park features a sun clock. Take a picture of the map by the entrance, as you'll find no other maps available at the information desk. Arrange to visit Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis and other attractions in Bogota using our Bogota trip itinerary builder website.
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  • This place is truly a gem. It has a large variety of faune and flore into one place. I would say even nature non aficionados would love a walk there as it’s peaceful, it has both sun and shade, you...  more »
  • Really to be "quite thankful" for was my visit to this site just happening to be in the time of the great outdoor exhibition called Brilla Colombia with these pretty amazing "colorful animal models...  more »
  • I love this place and I went there many times. But I don’t recommend you to visit this garden now (December 2020). Only guided tours are available, and it changes the experience totally. On this tour you can’t walk, as you want, you can’t enjoy the silence and nature. You have to follow the guide, who stops every 50 meters for 10-15 minutes and reads text from Wikipedia about this or that tree. We spent 10 minutes staring at the lettuce bed. Seriously! The tour lasts 2 hours, and 1,5 hours of this time you just standing in the crowd and waiting. It’s boring, tiresome and disappointing. And you can’t leave the group, you always have to stay close to the guide. After this tour they basically escort you to the exit (probably to be sure that you won’t enjoy this place). I understand that administration tries to control visitors during this hard times but they managed it in the worst possible way.
  • Very beautiful place. Let's you connect with nature.
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