Among the most interesting things to do in Medellin is taking a walk and having a learning experience in the Botanical Garden.
Entirely renovated in 2007, Medellin’s botanical garden possesses a large amount of native fauna and flora inside a beautiful construction that attracts many world-wide visitors. In its more than 14 hectares, protects and preserves over 250 species of tropical rain forest plants and trees.
The Jardin Botanico more important task is to divulge and educate the importance of nature and wild life and how to protect the environment.
A huge space called Orquideorama holds temporary and permanent exhibitions, being the ‘birds and flowers’ the biggest and more important, held during the “Feria de las flores” event.
Also there is a Mariposario, an all stages of development butterfly exhibition, open from 10 a.m to 4 p.m.
In Situ restaurant and Cafe del Bosque are two places where the visitor can find a nice variety of meals, fast food or coffee.
It’s located at Carrera 52 # 73 – 298 (in front of Parque Explora)
Phone 4 444 55 00
Their operation hours:
In Situ restaurant: Lunch noon to 3 p.m; Dinner from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m
Gardens and Library: Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m to 10 p.m.
The entrance is free, except for special exhibitions.