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Aranjuez - Photo tour through the Garden of the Island next to the Royal Palace

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Gardens of the Island next to the Royal Palace of Aranjuez near Madrid

Surely you've heard of the Aranjuez Gardens, at least for being the protagonists of the famous Aranjuez's concert from Joaquín Rodrigo.

In your visit known as Royal Site of Aranjuez, he walk through the gardens It must be one of your goals. But what gardens?

Indeed, in Aranjuez there are several gardens that extend from the Royal Palace and along the banks of the Tagus river.


Gardens of the Island next to the Royal Palace of Aranjuez near Madrid

The most widely extended are those known as Prince's Gardens, which are the furthest from the palace, along with those who are arrangedGarden of the Parterre and the Garden of the Island.

It is a Renaissance garden that you will find on the north side of the building of the Royal Palace separated by an artificial estuary.

You will see it adjoining the French-style garden of the Parterre that extends between the aforementioned Royal Palace and the access road to Aranjuez.

What to see in Jardín de la Isla

It was in the 16th century when Philip II commissioned the design of Garden of the Island for which various species of trees and plants were brought from places such as Valencia and Andalusia, but also from farther sites such as Flanders and France.


Source of Hercules and Hydra in the Garden of the Island next to the Royal Palace of Aranjuez

The marbles used for the construction of the fountains and other corners come from Italy.

With a structure that combines rectangular and square areas, on your visit you will see that the highlights of the Garden of the Island they are the sources located in the different squares.

Also sure that you will look at the big viewpoint over the Tagus River which in the 18th century was ordered to build by Philip V, on the base of some retaining walls whose objective was to defend the gardens of the sudden floods of the river.

Half day tour to Aranjuez

On the other hand, if instead of going to Aranjuez on your own you prefer to sign up for an organized excursion, here is the information about aHalf day tour to Aranjuez.


Fountain of the Espinario in the Garden of the Island of the Royal Palace of Aranjuez

With this excursion that leaves Madrid at 15 hours you will be accompanied by a Spanish-speaking guide, and in addition to visiting the Royal Palace, you can also see the gardens of the Island and the Parterrealso discover the Royal Falluas museum found in the Prince's Gardens.

Here you can do the Book online for the Tour to Aranjuez.

Photos of the Garden of the Island in Aranjuez

In advance of your visit to Aranjuez, here is a gallery of Photos of the Garden of the Island, located next to Royal Palace from Aranjuez, with autumnal images of its numerous fountains and statues and its leafy groves.












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