Tropical Botanical Garden is located in Belém by the Jerónimos Monastery. When it was first created in 1906 under the name "The Colonial Garden". It was designed by Henry Navel, a famous French landscape gardener and was officially opened by King Charles I The botanical gardens are laid-out over five hectares (12 acres), with flora from different lands found within the former Portuguese colonies. It was conceived as a centre of learning and was considered an indispensable teaching guide. The plant collection in the garden consists of species mainly from tropical and subtropical regions of the globe. Many plants were transported from their indigenous land and cultivated for their economic value such as spices, medicinal use, fruit and fibres. For the modern visitor, the gardens offer a respite from the city and a pleasantly cool environment to spend an hour or two gently strolling through some beautiful natural wonders.
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