"CARACAS: JARDIN BOTANICO / UNIVERSIDAD" Venezuela Things to Do Tip by swesn

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The Jardin Botanico (Botanic Garden) of Caracas is not a must-see and I do not particularly recommend it.

I was seeking a reprieve from the pollution, some peace and quiet, and hence, endeavoured to make my way there.

As it turned out, the longish garden is parallel to the highway Autopista Francisco Fajardo. So, sitting at the benches there, there is NO reprieve from the pollution and NO peace and quiet.

Many of the greenhouses are also closed or very run-down with no displays.

There are some unique palm trees, like the world's largest palm tree (Corypha Sp) that are somewhat interesting.

But what I enjoyed more was actually the walk through the campus ground of Universidad Central de Venezuela (Central University of Venezuela) while trying to locate the entrance to the Botanic Garden. The campus ground is spacious and rather pleasant. It was kinda fun to observe the students' notice boards and colourful banners, while trying to suck in some of the youth essence from the passing students.

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  • Updated Oct 20, 2007
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