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Royal Botanic Garden (Real Jardin Botanico)

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Address: Plaza Murillo 2, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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+34 914 20 30 17
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Nice afternoon in the sun

Great place to relax and find some peace and quiet. Nice selection of flora and fauna . Take a sandwich and drink as no cafe there

Reviewed 1 week ago
paul r
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leicester
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very beautiful and a great place to wander and relax. Lots of places to sit and enjoy the greenery and not too crowded

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Tenerife, Spain
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wanted to see the tulips as they are in season. But was a bit disappointed with over all lack of botanical presence... too many bare grounds for my liking but it was free and few other flowers to keep you at interest.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Another example of a government-run place which does not seem to be too interested in providing a good offer to its customer - no wonder Spain is in economic troubles.....Its Easter Saturday, Madrid is packed with tourists but the Jardin Botanico seems empty from outside. The explanation, just one cashier and a 45 minutes wait to get in. Nevertheless we... More 

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West Yorkshire
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a lovely couple of hours in these beautiful gardens. At 4 euros it was great value for money. Wide variety of planting set out beautifully and tended well. Plenty of workers tending to different sections and it was obvious they all took pride in their jobs. Seating well placed for occasional pit stops both in sun and shade. Just... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed visiting the botanical gardens the most. Many different types of trees and plants. In the back there is a beautiful bonsai tree collection you shouldn't miss

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leicester
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to relax and find some peace and quiet. Nice selection of flora and fauna . Take a sandwich and drink as no cafe there

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I’ve been here in the winter and the summer, and I must say the most pleasant time to visit is during spring. In winter, the exotic greenhouse is quite nice, and the conifers keep the stroll pleasant. The summer is often too hot, although there are plenty of shady areas and fountains that help allay the heat. Yet, a sunny... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are tired after visiting Prado or Thyssen Bornemischa or if you just need quite , nice place to rest and give fun to your eyes do not hesitate. Visit Botanic Garden, just near Prado. A pice of paradise....

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This small but lovely botanical garden is well worth a visit when in Madrid. I believe it changes regularly and features gorgeous beds of flowers, some impressive trees, hothouses with cacti and other arid plants, and statues. There is also a pavilion with an art exhibit, and the most incredible collection of bonsai I have ever seen. This garden is... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to these beautiful gardens, spent time walking around and looking at the well set out gardens, the Flowers as you go in were stunning and it set you off to look for more. It was a shame some plants hadn't yet flowered and I would come a couple of weeks later for a full show. The Trees were... More 

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Paseo del Prado
The area around the elegant Paseo del Prado boulevard is much-visited by both locals and tourists. The world-famous Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza museums form a triangle of art and culture that spans this grand and beautiful avenue. On weekdays, the Prado Museum opens its doors for free after-work hours, drawing a diverse and excited queue of art lovers that wraps around the block. Palacio de Cibeles and Círculo de Bellas Artes cultural centers are other artsy hangouts to check out, with rooftop bars that provide impressive views of the city. While the Paseo del Prado and its roundabouts form a busy throughway in Madrid, a broad green pedestrian park in the middle is a calm and gorgeous place for a relaxing stroll. Just east of the museums, the Retiro Park is always a confluence of activity as families and friends of all ages take to the pretty paths and lawns to stretch their legs or to have a picnic.
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