Visit Madrid – The Royal Botanical Gardens

June 16, 2017 Travel

Nestled next to the Prado Museum is this beautiful area of tranquillity, a welcome break from the bustling city, the dappled shade providing the perfect environment to escape the midday heat.

With over 8 hectares to explore you can spend hours here, bring a book and relax on one of the many benches, or a picnic to enjoy in the shade of the wonderful trees. The paths are clearly signposted to help you get around, and the two main greenhouses are a must see!

The first dating from the 19th century is a tropical paradise, the air cooled by a constant supply of water vapour keeping the lush plants here in their optimum environment. Walk amongst 12-foot banana trees, and be transported to a whole nother climate.

The second, just next door, is a later addition. Split into three climates, tropical, temperate and dessert, you can’t miss the towering cacti and bulbous succulents.

With an entrance fee of only €4, it was definitely worth a visit, and for those with green fingers, it’s a must see in Madrid.

Entrance Information:


Real Jardín Botánico,
Plaza de Murillo, 2
28014 Madrid
Phone: +34 91 420 30 17

Entrance Fee – €4 per person (concession available)

Opening times:
January, February, November and December from 10 am to 6 pm.
March and October from 10 am to 7 pm.
April and September from 10 am to 8 pm.
May, June, July and August from 10 am to 9 pm.



  1. Jenny says:

    Such lovely photos, it looks so pretty there !!

  2. Akamatra says:

    You just put Madrit on my bucket list. And if you are wondering, yes I am obsessed with botanical gardens!

  3. Helene says:

    So many beautiful pictures! This place is fantastic. On my list whenever i visit Madrid!

  4. Renita says:

    Wow, simply breathtaking!Thanks for sharing!

  5. I’ve been to Madrid once before and it was amazing Gorgeous photos and great post lovely.

  6. Tereza says:

    I’m obsessed with botanical gardens – all of them! There are huge ones here in Birmingham and I absolutely love going there just to chill or to watch an open air theatre:) Gorgeous photos! x

  7. Claire says:

    I LOVE botanical gardens. I have never visited Madrid but I really want to! Looks so fun & loved all the photos you took.

  8. Lea says:

    Spain has so many cool cities to visit. I haven’t been to Madrid but from what I hear and see it’s amazing and the botanical garden looks dead nice.
    Lea, xx

  9. I am a sucker for botanical gardens! I love the tropical one…That’s so cool and the 12ft banana trees!! I would have been in there forever haha!

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