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Lisbon Botanical Garden

The Lisbon Botanical Garden (JBL) is classified as a national monument and is part of the historical centre of the Portuguese capital. Its 4 hectares are a treasure trove of plant specimens from different parts of the world, featuring cycads, gymnosperms, palm trees, tropical fig trees, and much much more. In terms of heritage, JBL is home to collections of natural objects, a xylotheque, a herbarium with more than 220,000 leaves, and also includes a seed bank with over 1200 species as well as a DNA bank with 1 to 5 samples of each endangered Portuguese flora species. In JBL you can also visit the Butterfly Garden, the first greenhouse made for breeding butterflies of the Iberian fauna.