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Royal Botanic Garden (Real Jardin Botanico)

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Address: Plaza Murillo 2, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: +34 914 20 30 17
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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With almost 20.000 acres of garden, it was founded in 1755 by King Ferdinand VI on the banks of the Manzanares River. The garden today is divided into seven major outdoor sections... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

With almost 20.000 acres of garden, it was founded in 1755 by King Ferdinand VI on the banks of the Manzanares River. The garden today is divided into seven major outdoor sections and five greenhouses. The total collections include about 90,000 plants and flowers, and 1,500 trees and it is a must visit for botany enthusiasts and others.

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great place to wander the tree lined paths on a summer days, but hindered by the fencing off and commercialisation of a great lake in the centre of the gardens. Access to the lake for a snack or drink on a hot summers day would have added to the experience. It is worth a look if only for the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Less people here based on fee, but totally worth the visit. Solitude and nature hand in hand. Don't forget the Bonsai collection.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is close to Prado museum and is a peaceful garden but not at it's best in November. The cacti collection was good (although not comparable to Kew) and i especially enjoyed the Bonsai collection and the pumpkins. It could do with more places to sit, especially for elderly or infirm people but is very pleasant.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At least during November visit I wouldn't called as Botanic Garden rather than Park as there very few flowers blooming. Overall nice place to have a walk.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

My planned travel through Madrid allowed me a chance to see the Botanical Gardens. I carried on though it was pouring rain and I got completely soaked. It was worth it! The greenhouse display was fun and the variety of dahlias blooming outside brought me so much joy! I loved seeing fall foliage since I miss that in Malaga. I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

We spent a lovely couple of hours wandering around the gardens in Oct. Most of the flower beds had gone past their best but I put this down to the time of year. There was still lots to see and a great free flower art exhibition. Well worth the 4 euro entry.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

It was a peaceful stroll admiring the plants in this park. I especially liked seeing the dahlias, olive trees, and bonsai trees, as well as the special exhibit of artwork by Carmen Varela. Relaxing layout.

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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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