Jardines de Sabatini
Jardines de Sabatini
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Neighborhood: Centro
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.
How to get there
  • Ópera • 6 min walk
  • Santo Domingo • 7 min walk
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Scotty102
Innerleithen, UK653 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Small but good gardens located to the side of the Royal Palace enroute to the Plaza de Espana and the Temple of Debod. There are some small fountains and some nice paths. Well worth a 30 minute visit.
Written June 20, 2022
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,087 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
The Jardines de Sabatini is a public garden adjacent to the Royal Palace of Madrid. Built in the neoclassical style, the gardens were named in honour of Francesco Sabatini, an Italian architect of the 18th century who contributed largely to the design of the Royal Palace. The gardens has been laid out in symmetric geometrical patterns, adorned with a pool, statues and fountains, almost like an Italian garden.

The gardens are a perfect resting spot from the intense searing heat of the Madrid summers. Offer spectacular views of the North façade of the Royal Palace, it's a well maintained gardens with a mini mazes, trimmed hedges sculptures and plenty of benches to enjoy the tranquility.
Written July 20, 2019
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1TraveltheWorld
Alice Springs, Australia12,254 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
The Sabatini Gardens and were opened to the public in 1978.

The gardens have a formal Neo-Classic style, similar to a lot of the architecture within Madrid.

Consisting of well-sheared hedges and in geometrical patterns, with several statues, fountains and numerous leafy walkways make this a pleasant, 2-3 hour visit.
Written November 28, 2015
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Vladimiramirela
Mississauga, Canada1,884 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Much smaller than the Retiro Parc, these gardens are located on the side of the Royal Palace. Elegant and quiet, they are fit for their position in the city.
Written January 21, 2020
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Antarsul
New Jersey194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
If I am not mistaken this garden ir right behind de palacio real, and they are certainly fit for royalty. Artfully designed and very well maintained, a nice place to take a leisurely stroll or simply sit and relax for a while, certainly a good spot for pictures. There are a number of statues surrounding the central square in the garden along with benches located right underneath the shadow of the trees. I really liked this place and recommend to visit while you are in the area.
Written August 31, 2019
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Ana B
Leiria, Portugal52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
The Sabatini Gardens are quite beautiful. I stopped there to rest from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Written March 3, 2019
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tamjan
Port Elizabeth, South Africa3,371 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
Wow. Next to the Royal palace are beautiful gardens called The Sabatini Gardens which are part of the palace. They were opened to the public by King Juan Carlos I in 1978. We walked around those before making our way to the “Temple De Debod” which is an ancient Egyptian temple that was rebuilt in Madrid! I loved the bakeries in Madrid with all their freshly baked treats. The dog-walking made me smile as locals all around us were walking their pets down such historical streets.
Written August 19, 2018
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sheepygold
london5,335 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
Some of the best views of the royal palace come from the top of the steps at the East side of these gardens. The views make great photos but be careful if you sit on the wall as it is a long drop. The gardens are better seen from above than climbing down to the bottom of the steps.
Written December 29, 2017
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swansfromBoston
Westwood, MA383 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
We spent about 20 minutes in the garden. From the palace you are overlooking the trees and you don't realize how tall they are until you take the stairs down to the garden. The trees are manicured beautifully, and the garden was laid out nicely.
Written August 5, 2017
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stephhh
Hong Kong, China11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016
Very average garden but it's a nice photo spot if you want to get the palace and the fountains in the same frame. However do beware of pickpockets as there seems to be a group that's based in the area. We were targeted by this woman (who was with a male partner helping her distract our attention) but luckily we noticed when she stuck her hand in the bag. When we were leaving the gardens, we saw the gang of them. Seems like they are part of a pretty organized group of pickpockets.
Written October 31, 2016
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