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Jardines de Sabatini

Bailen, s/n | Plaza Mayor, Opera & Sol, 28013 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
34 91 5588790
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Type: Gardens
Traveler Description: The Sabatini Gardens The Sabatini Gardens are located by the north wing of the Royal Palace and were designed by Francesco Sabatini. He was an... more »
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Madrid, Spain
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135 reviews 135 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Tell me more, tell me more......In July and August the City builds a stage in the Sabatini Gardens, with the Royal Palace, as a backdrop, for concerts and performances as part of its 'Veranos de la Villa' Summer Arts Festival. We went to the one of the most famous zarzuelas (operetta from 19th Century Madrid), 'La Revoltosa'. We arrived early... More

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Madrid, Spain
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21 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We may have missed something but we found it pretty underwhelming. Small, unspectacular, nothing about it would make you want to return - not recommended

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Go to Retiro park. This is well kept, but mainly hedges. It was rather small. If you exit it and keep walking down the hill to the base of where the palace "yard" would be there is an entrance to the palace grounds. It's worth a walk around in there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

This is a very small landscaped garden right next to the palace. There are great photos to be had here. Unfortunately, there is a temporary stage set up there and it blocks some of the views of the palace. Maybe it is only in the summer for cultural events? Nonetheless, a good short visit. There is a great ice cream... More

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Valletta, Malta
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

These gardens are right in front of the Royal Palace. I was very excited to visit since the pictures are splendid but when I got there I was disappointed to find that most of the garden was closed to the public by metal barriers since there was some concert going on in the first two weeks of July. I could... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Very relaxed walking around. Certain areas are strewn with papers and cigarette butts saw drivers throwing papers out from their car

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Evergem, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

These gardens are situated next to the royal palace. Its a very nice park, free to visit and its a relaxing oasis here. Some statues, pond, beautiful plants and trees.. Definatly worth a visit and very nice place to take pictures.

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Almere, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The beautiful Sabatini Gardens are located on the north side of the Royal Palace, on the exact spot where the Royal Stables used to be. When in 1933 the stables were cleared, the construction of the garden begun and took more than 40 years. The gardens were opened to the public in 1978 by King Juan Carlos I. The gardens... More

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Hazel Crest, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We spent about twenty minutes here on the way to the Royal Palace. As others have mentioned, it is a nice place for pictures. I found it peaceful and my daughter, who has been living in Madrid, likes to come here to relax and read a book.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Great place for photos, particularly if you're there in the morning before the crowds arrive. We were there about 9.30 (early by Madrid tourist standards) and we had the place to ourselves. Lovely bit of calm amidst the hustle and bustle of the lively city centre.

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