Sabatini Gardens

Madrid, Spain

The Sabatini Gardens (Jardines de Sabatini) are part of the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain, and were opened to the public by King Juan Carlos I in 1978. They honor the name of Francesco Sabatini (1722–1797), an Italian architect of the 18th century who designed, among other works at the palace, the royal stables of the palace, previously located at this site.

In 1933, clearing of the stable buildings was begun, and construction of the gardens begun, which were only completed in the late 1970s. The gardens have a formal Neoclassic style, consisting of well-sheared hedges, in symmetric geometrical patterns, adorned with a pool, statues and fountains, with trees also disposed in a symmetrical geometric shape. The statues are those of Spanish kings, not intended originally to even grace a garden, but originally crowding the adjacent palace. The tranquil array is a peaceful corner from which to view the palace.



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Founded: 1933

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Rebekah Jasinski (15 months ago)
Amazing! Free as well. Highly recommend walking through the gardens. You are able to get awesome pictures with the palace in the background as well.
John Newstead (16 months ago)
Very pleasant gardens in front of the national palace. Well-maintained and clean. Many people strolling and sitting. Four stars because there are no restrooms.
Bartosz Lipiec (16 months ago)
Expected much more from it. A lot of statues, plants were kind of not properly taken care of (because it's early spring). Pretty small.
Leon Simone (17 months ago)
The hotel is very well located. Just in front of the Sabatini garden, and if you choose a room with view, you can also see the royal palace and the Dom of the cathedral. The internal decoration is modern and pleasant. Nothing too much and nothing is missing. The rooms are comfortable and nice with large beds. Breakfast is very good and you can order in advance gluten free bread if you need it. The personnel is very friendly and always ready to help you. Walking about 500 mts. you will find a nice place with various local restaurants where you enjoy your lunch or dinner, taking a look at the palace. My advice. Do not leave the hotel without visiting the terrace. It is very nice and you have a nice view from Madrid.
Andrew Kan (18 months ago)
Nice garden next to the Royal Palace and near the city centre. Well maintained and also has some fountains. Great place for a stroll and also good for pictures of the palace. It was not too busy or touristy inside when I went, which was nice for relaxing.
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