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.
Real Jardín Botánico,
Plaza de Murillo, 2
Phone: +34 91 420 30 17
Entrance Fee – €4 per person (concession available)
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.