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Jardines de Sabatini

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Address: Calle Bailen s/n | Plaza Mayor, Opera & Sol, 28013 Madrid, Spain
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nice garden, lots of insects

i liked the garden. its free but when i went it was so hot. and there were lots of insects. we got lost and we could not exit from one of the doors ( there is one exit for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Barcelona, Spain
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice park to walk through; only takes a few minutes; recommend either early or late in the day; otherwise too hot in August.

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i liked the garden. its free but when i went it was so hot. and there were lots of insects. we got lost and we could not exit from one of the doors ( there is one exit for the garden ) which is so silly.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great spot to find a bit of shade and in a great location. There are plenty of benches and despite being close to busy roads it is a remarkably peaceful place to sit a while.

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Lovely walk in the Jardines de Sabatini, right next to the Royal Palace. Nice quiet areas and fountains, with shade under the trees.

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England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Smaller than retiro park but far less crowded, sabatini gardens is a great place to escape from the tourist crowds. We bought food from the nearby supermarket (Dia 500m) and had a picnic here.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Definitely worth a visit to and walk through the gardens adjacent to the palace in the heart of the city. Go for the photo by the reflecting pond facing the palace for a stunning memory of Madrid.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Nice to walk in the Jardines de Sabatini that are next to the Royal Palace. These were landscaped and laid out in the 1930's and the plan of the gardens were based on the original design from the 18th century. Nice secluded spots and fountains and shaded area under pine trees that offer some relief from the hot sun. Free.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Jardines de Sabatini (Sabatini Garden) is a small but lush public garden just north of Palacio Real (Royal Palace). Opening hours are 9am to 9pm daily and it is free to visit. This garden only opened to the public in 1978 and was named after 18th century, Italian architect Francesco Sabatini, who designed of the Royal Palace. The garden is... More 

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Hull England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

This was my first visit to these gardens but it will not be my last. Great setting with the view out of Madrid on one side and the Royal Palace on the other. Quite peacefull formal gardens.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

The gardens at the royal palace are well-maintained and attractive. It doesn't seem to get crowded there, so it's a great place to take a little break from seeing all of Madrid's amazing sites. There are some good photo opportunities of the palace with the reflecting pool in front as well as fountains.

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Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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