Visit Madrid – The Royal Botanical Gardens

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:

Address:

Real Jardín Botánico,
Plaza de Murillo, 2
28014 Madrid
Phone: +34 91 420 30 17
http://www.rjb.csic.es/

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.

 

18 Comments

    • Sophia
      Author
      June 16, 2017 / 5:00 pm

      Thank you, Jenny! xx

  1. June 16, 2017 / 4:40 pm

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

    • Sophia
      Author
      June 16, 2017 / 5:01 pm

      Haha! Yay! I’m glad I have persuaded you to visit one day! 😀 x

  2. June 16, 2017 / 7:49 pm

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

    • Sophia
      Author
      June 17, 2017 / 6:20 am

      It was a beautiful place, made taking pictures very easy! xx

  3. June 16, 2017 / 10:33 pm

    Wow, simply breathtaking!Thanks for sharing!

    • Sophia
      Author
      June 17, 2017 / 6:20 am

      Glad you like it Renita 🙂 xx

  4. June 17, 2017 / 3:12 am

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

    • Sophia
      Author
      June 17, 2017 / 6:20 am

      Thanks Susana 😀 xx

  5. Tereza
    June 17, 2017 / 6:01 am

    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

    • Sophia
      Author
      June 17, 2017 / 6:21 am

      Oooh, I’ll have to come up to Birmingham and visit! 😀 x

    • Sophia
      Author
      June 18, 2017 / 7:58 pm

      Thanks Claire! You would love it!

  6. June 18, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    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

    • Sophia
      Author
      June 18, 2017 / 7:58 pm

      It was gorgeous Lea! And I completely fell in love with the city! xx

  7. June 22, 2017 / 4:17 pm

    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!

    • Sophia
      Author
      June 22, 2017 / 6:14 pm

      Haha we spent ages in there and I wanted to spend much more! x

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