It is a real pleasure to wander around these attractively landscaped gardens. You will see examples of a wide variety of ... More
Real Jardín Botánico
It is a real pleasure to wander around these attractively landscaped gardens. You will see examples of a wide variety of plants from all five continents - 30,000 different species in total. They are all labeled with their Latin and Spanish names. Among them are medicinal herbs, sweet-smelling plants and flowers, food-bearing plants, and a collection of roses. There is also a greenhouse with tropical, subtropical and desert plants. The gardens have been open since 1791.
Madrid hosted an exhibition on the Philippine Islands in 1887, and the same architect who created the nearby Palacio de
Velázquez was hired to design this greenhouse to hold all the flowers brought over from the islands. It's an ...
This former royal residence houses a fantastic collection of paintings (Velázquez, Caravaggio and Goya), sculptures, furniture, tapestries, glassware, gold and
silverware, medals, porcelain and musical instruments. It is well worth visiting the rooms decorated by Gasparini as well as ...
Different ethnic groups and civilizations from around the world are described and explained through displays of their everyday objects, clothes,
weapons, and ceremonial practices. The collections are divided into geographical areas, with rooms devoted to the Philippines, Asia (Hindu, ...