Jardín Botánico Canario Viera y Clavijo is the full name of the botanical garden on Gran Canaria, one of the Canary Islands. "Jardín Botánico Canario" means "Botanical Garden of the Canaries", while the additional words "Viera y Clavijo" honor the pioneering Spanish cleric and scholar José Viera y Clavijo (1731–1813), who attempted to found a botanical garden in the Canary Islands in the late eighteenth century.
The Botanical Garden Viera y Clavijo is located in the northeast of Gran Canaria, in Tafira Alta, approximately 7 kilometers southwest of the capital city Las Palmas. Thus it is located inland from Las Palmas, a few kilometers away from Santa Brígida.
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|Tuesday||9:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||9:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
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|Saturday||9:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||9:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
Eric Fitzpatrick | Mar 25, 2018
Great way to put in a few hours for free. A number of buses pass this way from San Telmo station. I caught the 311. From the bus stop it's just a few minutes walk to the main gate which is the starting point from the upper side. Then it's all downhill which was good as we had a 3 year old with us. Beautiful views and some really nice areas around the waterfall etc. We caught a taxi back to the city which cost €12. All in all good to see.
Di Jackson | Mar 11, 2018
Beautiful place to visit. Great collection of succulents, cacti and other local plants and trees. A few steps but fairly family/buggy friendly. Nice shady spots to sit on a warm day. Clean toilets half way round.
Alex Bramwell | Mar 7, 2018
A must-visit spot in Gran Canaria, this vast botanical garden exists to protect the rare plants of the Canary Islands from extinction. It has a cactus garden, laurel forest, dragon trees, lawns, lakes and some stunning cliff paths. Visit in April and May and the whole garden is full of flowers.e
Anne-Sophie Metais | Feb 6, 2018
Very nice garden. We stopped here on a tour. We only spent half an hour there which was far from being enough. Very well kept with some nice stories here and there. I think it is a place where you should have time to come and see. There is even an old aquaduct to be seen.
Patrick Donnell | Jan 24, 2018
Extensive range of plants from a wide range of countries. Labelling is surprisingly good considering there is no entry fee. There are more trees and shrubs than flowers as such. Plenty of cacti, euphorbia, some of enormous size. You are asked to keep to the paths, and you should definitely do so. Some parts are very steep and very uneven, largely without any handrails. There are many warning notices that you walk at your own risk, very much to be taken seriously. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, had a decent lunch at a restaurant near the top entrance. Good day out, if a bit on the strenuous side. Be warned that Google Maps takes you to the bottom of the park rather than the top, where there's a car park. Go figure!
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