Natural treasure. An impressive collection of plants and flowers from all over the world.

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Parque El Prado

The most famous hectares.

The origins of this park date back to the colonial period, thanks to the location of the Miguelete farms. El Prado is especially well known as its over one hundred hectares are home to some of the most popular cultural centres in Montevideo, such as the Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes, the fine arts museum that pays homage to the painter Juan Manuel Blanes, or the capital's botanical garden. The park is also home to an impressive collection of native plants and flowers and species from other parts of the world. This green oasis offers a welcome escape from the pressures of city life and it also runs a range of course and projects to raise awareness about plant conservation. It was designed in 1902 by the French landscape designer Carlos Racine. Another of its treasures is the Jardín Japonés, a peaceful Japanese garden with cherry trees, orchids, bamboo and ceibo, the national flower of Uruguay, in a beautiful display of the ties between these countries.

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