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 park is known as the "lungs of Madrid," and few cities can boast such a large park in such
a central location. There's a large boating lake and three art galleries (Casa de Vacas, Palacio de Cristal, and ...
The Royal Tapestry Factory (Real Fábrica de Tapices) is a museum where a workforce of up to 50 people produces
and restores tapestries using 18th century techniques. In addition to the workshops, there's a gallery exhibiting the tapestries, rugs, ...
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