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Real Jardín Botánico, Madrid
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Set in the heart of the city, Real Jardín Botánico maintains 90,000 plants and flowers,1,500 trees and the largest herbarium in Spain. Began originally as Kind Ferdianand the IV’s private botanical garden for unique species from Spain’s colonies, the garden specializes in researching botany, so you’ll find the names of all the plants on the Terraze de la Escuelas Botanicas. For simple aesthetics, stop at La Terraza de los Cuadros, where you’ll find a large collection of ornamentals. Make Real Jardín Botánico a centerpiece of your Madrid vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Madrid itinerary builder.
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  • Fare well overpriced for such a park! Apart from the original greenhouses, the rest is not terrible. Maybe it was - it due to... better season is worth a free ride in the Park of the Retiro...
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  • Although it was autumn there was still colour with the gardens, very peaceful. A trip in the springtime is probably the best time to visit. 
  • Right next door to Prado museum, lovely gardens, lots cactus collections, lots places to sit and enjoy plants trees and wildlife, very nice for a hour or so inside of the city 
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  • Not the prettiest botanical garden.... although there are some fine large, old trees. Maybe a different time of year there would be more flowers. But sadly the sound of nearby traffic is constant and loud. Also, in October 2016, there is much construction adding to the noise.
  • One of our favourite gardens in Madrid. We visited it in spring, summer, autumn and winter and it never lets you down. It exhibits a huge collection of dahlias, nice bonsais and, in the greenhouse, some beautiful orchideas.
  • I can imagine this place is glorious in spring and early summer. But it's August and everything looks tired. A lovely selection of plants however nicely arranged and a nice arbor as well. Although it was QUIET after the busy Prado so that was welcome!
  • Wandered into the garden on a whim. It's very worth the 4 euro entry. Beautiful quiet garden with a huge variety of plants from all over the world. The fruit and vegetable section were impressive. We discovered the specific environment buildings on our way out and were stunned by the cactuses and tropical plants and such. Very peaceful and Zen place
  • Wonderful selection of plants arranged in a great way! I loved the two greenhouses full of exotic plants but my favorite was walking through all the edible gardens. We went in the summer so there were lots of crops bearing fruit and going to seed. This was well worth the 2-4€ entrance fee!