A Photo-Walk Through Madrid’s Royal Botanic Garden

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

Madrid's Botanical Gardens

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By |2016-03-25T09:04:05+00:00October 4th, 2013|Spain|2 Comments


  1. Used York City Oct 7, 2013 at 8:45 am - Reply

    These flowers are gorgeous! Makes me miss summer already:-)

    • Chanel | Cultural Xplorer Oct 7, 2013 at 11:43 am - Reply

      They were absolutely stunning 🙂 I miss summer too! Luckily we have been having pretty nice weather in NY recently!

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