Founded more than 250 years ago, El Real Jardin Botanico (The Royal Botanic Garden) is one of the most visually appealing places in all of Madrid. When the garden was first ordered to be built by King Fernando VI, it contained more than 2000 plants from Spain and other European botanical gardens. Today, the garden includes over 90,000 plants and flowers.
Flowers and inanimate objects are some of my favorite things to photograph, so I had a magnificent time ‘escaping’ the busy city center and strolling under the towering trees and through magnificent and sprawling garden.
With hundreds of thousands of plants to see, this spot quickly became one of my favorite places in the city. One could spend hours just strolling around or sitting on a bench relaxing in the shade and enjoying nature.
Location: Plaza de Murillo, 2 Madrid (directly next to the Prado Museum) – [Metro] Atocha; Atocha-Renfe
Madrid’s Royal Botanic Garden in Photos