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Real Jardin Botanico

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain
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Located in the city centre with a reasonable entrance fee, this Botanical Gardens attracted me to visit. When I first entered, the gardens was pretty quiet with gardeners scattered around maintaining the upkeep of the gardens. There is a decent collection of plants with a good representation of foreign flora. My favourties were the cute Japanese Bonsai plants near a pond environment and various types of cacti in a desert environment. There was also a tidy green house. Later during the day, the site started getting crowded as local high school students came as a school group to study botany.
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Points of interest

Real Jardín Botánico Alfonso XIII
Real Jardín Botánico Alfonso XIII
Interesting and varied breeds of cacti. There is one section for indoor cacti and another section for outdoor cacti.
Real Jardín Botánico
Real Jardín Botánico
Loved seeing the peculiar shaped Bonsai plants that could even grow upside down!

Restaurants

Las tapas de Cervantes
One of the best tasting tapas I have eaten in Spain.

Special activities

Real Jardín Botánico
Real Jardín Botánico
Entry fee is EUR 2 for students and EUR 4 for adults. Includes entrance to green house but not the exhibition.

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