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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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  • We have taken today, Holy Thursday, to visit it thinking that it would be peaceful but we had to wait in line about 15 minutes: had enough public. It is large enough to contain thousands of different species, and every corner is interesting and small enough so that it becomes not heavy. It is well structured and easy to navigate it. If, before go you you take a look at the website you can know exactly when each plant blooms I specifically was looking for tulips but then I loved almost everything
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  • Enjoy a garden of these characteristics in the Centre of Madrid is priceless. In addition it is very well maintained and now, in spring, shows its splendor. Full trees, flower-beds of tulips in all imaginable colours, Garden, bonsai, greenhouses (which need urgent renovation) and the Villanueva Pavilion which now houses an original exhibition of works by the Elche artist Ramon Juan. Villanueva is the very aesthetic but uncomfortable stone benches for the elderly, while in front of the Pavilion back wooden.
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  • Tulips, azaleas and many other spring flowers and buds bloomed. Beautiful flower beds and plantings. Great place in the spring and early summer.
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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!