Madrid travel guide


Madrid Travel Guide

Parks & Gardens in Madrid

  • Jardín Botánico
    Created by Carlos III in 1774, the royal botanical garden boasts numerous varieties of trees and plants. Neoclassical gates, doors and former greenhouse designed by Juan de Villanueva may also be admired.

  • Parque del Retiro
    The Retiro Park was built in the 17th century by order of Felipe IV as a recreational area for royalty. It occupies 350 acres of land and boasts more than 15,000 trees and important monuments among the lovely gardens.

  • Parque Quinta Fuente del Berro
    A small, quiet park crisscrossed by paved pathways and dotted with fountains and flower beds.

  • Parque del Oeste
    A park in the western part of the city bordering the Paseo del Pintor Rosales which has a lovely rose garden and various monuments. The Teleférico or cable car to the Casa de Campo departs here.

  • Casa de Campo
    Located on the right bank of the Manzanares River to the west of Madrid, the Casa de Campo is a large park with an area of about 4000 acres. Rowboats can be rented for a ride around the artificial lake. Swimming and tennis can also be enjoyed. The Parque Zoológico or Zoo and Parque de Atracciones, a large amusement park, are found in the southern part.

Parque del Retiro, Madrid

Jardín Botánico, Madrid

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