Real Jardín Botánico

The botanical garden of Madrid, Spain is a special one. It consists of three terraces with flower beds that form exact geometrical shapes. The Real Jardín Botánico is rather a landscape garden with numerous flowers and trees inside. It was founded in 1755 outside of the city and then moved in 1781 to its current location next to the Museo del Prado. The garden contains 5000 trees and plants from all over the world.

What I liked most is the area with different fruit trees where you can see orange trees with many fruits but also some tropical plants. The area covered by the garden also contains a scientific archive, an art exhibition and a small coffee bar. If you need a rest after visiting one of the three major art exhibitions this is a very good venue.

Real Jardín Botánico
Plaza de Murillo, 2
28014 Madrid

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