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Contact details

Plaza de Murillo, 2
28014  Madrid  (Madrid)
culturacientifica@rjb.csic.es
www.rjb.csic.es
Tel.:+34 914200438 (laborables de 9:00 a 14:00h)
Fax.:+34 914200438

Location

Autonomous region:
Madrid

Province/Island:
Madrid

Madrid

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Description

The Royal Botanical Garden was founded by Ferdinand VI in 1755, and was designed by the architects Francisco Sabatini and Juan de Villanueva. Some of its most interesting features include the gates known as the Puerta de Murillo, and the Puerta del Rey, and the Villanueva Pavilion. Its lovely neo-Gothic layout and its location in the centre of the city make it one of the most distinctive botanical gardens in Europe. Since it was first established, one of its main functions has been to investigate, conserve and raise awareness of the world of plants. Its collections include herbaria, the drawings and manuscripts in its archives, and its library. It houses the material collected on the scientific expeditions undertaken in the 18th and 19th centuries to America (Mutis, Ruiz y Pavón, Malaspina, etc.), among others. The flowerbeds feature a display of valuable living plants with over 5,000 different species. It has two greenhouses: the exhibition greenhouse, with three environments (tropical, humid and desert); and the palm hothouse, built in the 19th century. It also has an important collection of Bonsais.

Practical information

Schedule

From Nov 01 to Feb 28
From 10:00 to 18:00


From Mar 01 to Mar 31
From 10:00 to 19:00


From Apr 01 to Apr 30
From 10:00 to 20:00


From May 01 to Aug 31
From 10:00 to 21:00


From Sep 01 to Sep 30
From 10:00 to 20:00


From Oct 01 to Oct 31
From 10:00 to 19:00


Prices

General: €3
Reduced: €1,50
Groups: €0,75
Children: Admission free
Retired persons: Admission free

Services

Guided tour. By prior appointment.

Accessibility

Disabled access
Route adapted for the disabled

Map


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