Madrid’s Royal Botanical Garden
Sitting in the shadow of the world famous Prado, both literally and figuratively, Madrid’s often-overlooked Royal Botanical Garden offers a peaceful escape from the droves of tourists that pass through the area every day. Once inside, the buzz of the city falls away as you wander the garden’s landscaped terraces, surrounded by the largest collection of plants in all of Spain.
From the humid climate of the tropics to the arid heat of the dessert, the greenhouses’ and herbarium’s variety of environments support plant life with origins in 5 different continents, many of which are native to South America and the Philippines. Compared to most parts of Madrid, the Royal Botanical Garden is rarely ever busy. A stroll through the classical, romantic-style landscaping or a picnic at the duck pond make for the perfect antidote to a busy day of sightseeing.
Restaurants Near Madrid’s Royal Botanical Garden
Vinoteca Moratin: It’s no secret that owner and chef Marcos Gil has a passion for wine, cheese, hospitality and dining. He and his dedicated team serve up a modern interpretation of homemade family recipes. With delicious food, amazing wines and service that’s always warm and welcoming, it’d be foolish not to visit Vinoteca Moratin. » see more
Hotels Near Madrid’s Royal Botanical Garden
Budget: Located in in one of the most coveted parts of the city, Lapepa Bed & Breakfast is surrounded by the golden triangle of art, comprised of the Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofia museums, and is a short distance from the beautiful Parque de Buen Retiro. Housed on the 7th floor of a fully-restored Art Nouveau building, Lapepa offers chic and comfortable accommodations and personal service at a great price. (8 minutes walking) » book a room
Comfort: A stone’s throw from the stunning Plaza Santa Ana, One Shot Prado 23’s modernist, soundproof rooms provide a tranquil sanctuary in the midst of one of Madrid’s most vibrant local neighborhoods. The sleek design, sunny rooms and contemporary art combined with comfortable furnishings make One Shot Prado a hotel that you might not ever want to leave. This carefully curated ambiance with a central location is the perfect place for the art and culture lover to stay. (11 minutes walking) » book a room
Luxury: Opened in 1912 at the behest of King Alfonso XIII, The Westin Palace Hotel is easily one of the most historic hotels in the Madrid. With amenities including the famous Museo Bar and stained-glass-domed Rotonda, a shout-out in Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, an outstanding location and legendary hospitality, if you are looking for luxury accommodations and then some, this is where you’ll want to stay. (8 minutes walking) » book a room
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