Sabatini Gardens, Madrid
The Sabatini Gardens/Jardines de Sabatini stand were the former stable buildings of the Palacio Real in Madrid once were. Adiacent to the Royal Palace on Calle de Bailen, they were completed only in the late 1970`s, although they look like a formal garden from the 18th century, with sheared hedges, pools, fountains, and a geometrical layout. They were named in honour of the 18th century architect Sabatini (who has nothing to do with these gardens, but built the former royal stables on the same site). The statues of Spanish Kings on the garden grounds were taken from the Palacio Real due to lack of exhibition space.
Situated on the north side of the palace, on the exact location where the old Royal Stables used to stand, the Sabatini Gardens are a perfect spot for a restful break during the exhausting sightseeing tours in Madrid. They offer spectacular views of the North façade of the Palace, vegetal mazes, sculptures, a small reflecting pond and tons of tranquility.
The gardens are named after Sabatini, an Italian architect who contributed largely to the design of the Royal Palace. He became the King's favorite architect already in Naples, before he acceded as Charles III to the Spanish throne after the death of his brother Ferdinand VI. Oddly enough, Sabatini did not design the gardens (he had indeed designed the former stables that were replaced by the gardens, though).
The Sabatini Gardens were actually laid down in the 20th century, after the model of the classical French gardens. Again oddly enough, Spain was a republic at that time, short before the outbreak of the civil war.
Madrid is the last place one might expect to find an Egyptian temple, but here you are. It was a gift from Egypt for the help rendered by Spain to move its temples to higher ground to prevent being flooded after construction of a giant dam on the Nile. It is dedicated to god Debod, and is located within a block North from the Royal Palace. Inside there is a small museum.
If you're looking for a quiet, romantic getaway from Madrid's hustle and bustle, take a long stroll in the Sabatini Gardens (Jardines de Sabatini). Located next to the Royal Palace, the gardens are a tranquil and beautiful place. You'll find a pool, statues and fountains, with bushes and trees groomed in symmetrical geometric shapes.
The gardens were designed by the Italian Architect Franciso Sabitini. They are laid out in a formal style & provide lots of interesting statues A relaxing & tranquil spot for a refershing break away from the bustiling streets.
One the north side of the Royal Palace, the Jardines de Sabatini can be found, a small park with entrance to the larger park "Campo del Moro". Most interesting thing in this park is the view the westside of the town and several trees that have been trimmed a bit weird.
Beautiful gardens which can be found just below the Royal Palace, a friend recommended I go here but my first stop would have to be at a well known ice-cream shop just before the entrance... and devour it whilst walking through the gardens or just sit by a fountain in the grass and relax! That's exactly what I did anyway :P
Jardines de Sabatini (Sabatini's Gardens) are situated nearby Palacio Real. These gardens were built where once were the studs. Do not miss this place, and take a walk along the wooded alleys.
Los Jardines de Sabatini están situados junto al Palacio Real. Estos jardines se encuentran en donde antiguamente se encontraban las caballerizas. No te pierdas este lugar, y pasea por los umbríos caminos.
This gardens from 1930 are at the side of the Royal Palace are in classic style.
They are free entrance, not as the Campo de Moro that you have to pay 5 euros entrance (I can not say anything about them lol as I never been, hope I can do it in my next visit, and also Las Vistillas)
In summer you can enjoy some teathers and concerts there.
From here go in direction to Plaza de Espa?a, but do not cross the road, go under the road and follow the signs until you get into the Temple of Debod, or If you have not seen the Royal Teather and the plaza de oriente with its lines of Kings, this is the moment to do it
The gardens were cool and shady. I couldn't help but notice all the young people who had chosen the spot to make-out. It seemed that every bench was occupied by kissing couples. Statues of former kings, and visigoths line the pathways and seemed to stare at the young lovers disapprovingly.
Now that we're in the area, let's take a look at the charming gardens next to the Royal Palace. Developed by the Italian architect Francisco Sabatini, here you'll find the second loveliest sunset in the city (always according to my humble opinion). You may be guessing what the best sunset of the city is... just scroll up your browser window a little bit and you'll see it ;-)
Besides the sunset, I also love the geometrical configuration of the garden itself. Walking across the garden always has a relaxing effect upon me. :-)
The gardens attached to the Palacio Real. It’s free to walk on the grounds and is a nice place to relax and get nice views of the Palace. It has nice fountains, also.
The Jardines de Sabatini (Sabatini Gardens) are to the north of the Royal Palace.
Built in the 1930's on the site of the old Palace stables, they were designed by Sabatini.
This is a little garden just behind the palace, kind of down and on the side.
It is very beautiful with some sculptures and beatiful vegetation.
Really worth going.
Just to the north of the Royal Palace, you'll find the Sabatini Gardens, a quiet place to walk or sit. There are sculpted gardens, statues and a pool of water that give the place an air of peace.