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Real Jardín Botánico, Madrid

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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3.6/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web
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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  • Having walked around the buzy places all around Madrid, then it is nice to find this place which is quite and refreshing. Not so much people around and for 65+ it costs only 0,50€. Pity we found no pl...  read more »
  • The botanic garden is a great place for a walk. It's nicely kept and the only let down it that it's not free. 
  • The Botanical Gardens are next door to the Prado. Admittedly when my wife and I were strolling around and taking our rest on one of the many seats, there was little colour to be seen. Earlier in the y...  read more »
  • Beyond the interest that it may have for experts or those looking for a more scientific approach to the botanic world, this garden can be of interest to anyone seeking to enjoy and learn a bit more about our natural surroundings -or just to get away from the heat and noise in downtown Madrid. Be aware they also have a complete program of activities: exhibitions, workshops, concerts, etc.
  • Impressive collection of plants (5000 species) from all around organised based on scientific and estethic criteria. Recommend to see tropical and desert greenhouses.
  • We found this place on the way to Retiro park. I love parks, gardens and all kind of green areas, so decided to get in .. I was a bit disappointed, because a lot of flowers already bloomed, and place looked quite affected by the heat (it was June) . I think it would look nicer in the spring. One more thing I didn't like was dirty water in fountains, but I noticed this problem in various locations in Madrid..
  • We ended up here unplanned. It is a nice botanical garden with wide variety of plants.The tropical greenhouses are lovely. Has a good collection of bonsai as well. However, no need to have this as an item on your Madrid itinerary, unless you are really into plants/gardening.
  • Interesante, tampoco me apasiona.
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