Royal Botanic Garden, Madrid

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Set in the heart of the city, Royal Botanic Garden maintains 90,000 plants and flowers,1,500 trees and the largest herbarium in Spain. Began originally as Kind Ferdianand the IV’s private botanical garden for unique species from Spain’s colonies, the garden specializes in researching botany, so you’ll find the names of all the plants on the Terraze de la Escuelas Botanicas. For simple aesthetics, stop at La Terraza de los Cuadros, where you’ll find a large collection of ornamentals. To visit Royal Botanic Garden and get the most from your holiday in Madrid, create itinerary details personal to you using our Madrid road trip website .
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  • The Royal Botanic Gardens are a lovely thibg to do, especially if you are taking in the nearby Prado - it is literally 20 metres away!- and need a bit if fresh air after all that wonderfil art! I am n...  more »
  • Being formed in soils and Water could not fail to visit this botanical garden. But before entering I took some pictures with the showy flowers of Plaza Murillo. We were entranced by the beauty found in this well maintained garden. We strongly recommend.
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  • The Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid is a jewel not too well known by visitors. For those who like gardening and botany, their fame is common knowledge. But for tourists who come for a short visit it ...  more »

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