The Royal Botanical Garden, the entrance to which is adjacent to the Prado Museum is an institution that dates back to 1755 (in its current location since 1781) founded in order to exhibit plants and teach botany as well as promoting the study and classification of plant species.
Its history is closely connected to the Spain’s colonial empire and the Age of Enlightenment when modern scientific method first emerged. Nowadays the Real Jardín Botánico covers 8 hectares, the grounds are organised over 3 levels that accommodates seven outdoor sections and five greenhouses. The herbarium alone contains more than a million plant species sourced from around the globe.
June 05, 2020