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Royal Botanic Garden (Real Jardin Botanico)

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Address: Plaza Murillo 2, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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+34 914 20 30 17
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Peace in the inner city

For however long you visit the botanic gardens you can wander around and lose track of the fact that you are in the middle of a bustling city. I will admit that winter is not the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For however long you visit the botanic gardens you can wander around and lose track of the fact that you are in the middle of a bustling city. I will admit that winter is not the best time to visit a botanic garden but what is still showing is well maintained and I'm sure if I visited during a more... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful garden. We took a long afternoon walk through this garden, it is huge and peaceful and full of beautiful old trees and beautiful statues.

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Braunschweig, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The garden is composed by three terraces. You can see plants from Europe, America and the Pacific Rim. The greenhouse with three different vegatation zones is also interesting.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I spent a pleasant afternoon looking around this well-kept city botanic garden. Even at the start of January there was quite a bit to see, and of course the fascinating greenhouse with dry desert, subtropical and tropical zones. Although this is not a large greenhouse it is fascinating as it is heated by solar panels and an enormous subterranean water... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The beautiful gardens are adjacent to a busy street in the heart of Madrid. Although most of the flowers were dormant, it was still beautiful with many fruit on the fruits trees. The green houses are a must!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Obviously Winter is never the best time to visit a garden, however we did as it was our only opportunity ....and still had an interesting visit. Garden is divided into sections, including an English one with labels on all the plants. Particularly enjoyed the water features and the Bonsai section (far end at the top of the steps).There was also... More 

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Huron, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I visited the gardens over the Christmas Holidays. I was amazed at them looking so well for that time of the year. I saw several employees working hard at perfecting the garden. The glass house even though small was also well kept and had a varied collection of plants. I look forward to returning in warmer months.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is one of the largest and most beautiful botanical gardens open to the public. It is in the city centre, and it is so wonderful that it is worth visiting even when the weather is very hot.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

...and well worth a visit (although the bonsai collection needs a bit of tlc) - an oasis of calm - lots to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

These gardens must be amazing in the spring and summer. But even though not much was in bloom it was still very impressive.

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Paseo del Prado
The area around the elegant Paseo del Prado boulevard is much-visited by both locals and tourists. The world-famous Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza museums form a triangle of art and culture that spans this grand and beautiful avenue. On weekdays, the Prado Museum opens its doors for free after-work hours, drawing a diverse and excited queue of art lovers that wraps around the block. Palacio de Cibeles and Círculo de Bellas Artes cultural centers are other artsy hangouts to check out, with rooftop bars that provide impressive views of the city. While the Paseo del Prado and its roundabouts form a busy throughway in Madrid, a broad green pedestrian park in the middle is a calm and gorgeous place for a relaxing stroll. Just east of the museums, the Retiro Park is always a confluence of activity as families and friends of all ages take to the pretty paths and lawns to stretch their legs or to have a picnic.
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