Turismo Madrid

Visita el Real Jardín Botánico

Exploring the Royal Botanical Gardens is an experience that captivates the senses at any time of year, but even more so in spring, with the beauty and variety of its colours. After several weeks closed to the public, and thanks to the gradual return to normality, last May 25th it opened its doors to walk around as we wanted, respecting, of course, health measures that allow us to do so in total safety.

Lovers of botany are in luck, since the Royal Botanical Garden has been in full splendour for weeks and now it is finally possible to visit it. Located in the centre of the capital, this garden with more than two centuries of history was inaugurated as the Garden of Kings by Philip VI, and is currently a research centre of the Spanish National Research Council.  

It houses interesting specimens from various parts of the world, as well as Spain's most famous and well-known collection of bonsai, that of former President Felipe González, which was donated to the CSIC in 1996. 

As we advanced you, it is now possible to visit it during the regular summer schedule from 10am to 9pm, although with certain restrictions, so as to guarantee the safety of the visit. Thus, the use of the mask will be mandatory in closed areas, or in open areas where the necessary distance cannot be maintained.

The educational and cultural activities, as well as the workshops and the guided visits to the Garden are still cancelled, by contrast, it is already possible to access the Villanueva Pavilion to enjoy the photographic exhibition of Chema Madoz, although we will have to wait to visit the greenhouses again. 

The capacity will vary as the stages of de-escaling are completed, so we suggest you consult the RJB website directly; for the moment, a maximum of 400 people is allowed simultaneously in open spaces, and a maximum of ten people simultaneously in closed spaces per room, with the obligatory use of a mask, except in the Assembly Hall which can only be occupied by 35 people. 

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