Fodor's Expert Review Jardín Botanico Orquideario Soroa

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Covering 35,000 square meters, this hillside botanical garden is a wild tangle of flowering vines, fragrant gingers, waist-high begonias and epiphyte-laden trees growing out of rocks. The centerpiece is a tidy greenhouse filled with blooming orchids. Back in the 1940s, a wealthy Havana lawyer and orchid fancier hired a Japanese gardener to design this glorious garden in his daughter's memory. Stone pathways bordered by plant-covered rocky outcroppings wind uphill to a lookout. The footing is a little precarious and the garden is quite wild, but beautiful. Birds abound, so be sure to bring along binoculars. The garden is also a study center for budding botanists and there is an expert guide on hand.

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Quick Facts

Carretera de Soroa, Km 7
Soroa, Cuba


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Entrance fee CUP$3, additional CUP$1 to bring camera or CUP$2 to bring in a video camera, Daily 8:30–4:30

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