Campo del Moro and Sabatini, Madrid of course!

And I come back right at you again with my beloved Madrid , never get tired of seeing it writing, speaking of it. You know me by now right….. This is Madrid!

And the two gardens by the Royal Palace are nice to see walk and just spent time with the family in gorgeous surrounding. One more reason to come to Madrid!! I have written a bit before on the Campo del Moro or the field of the moor and the Jardines de Sabatini gardens but this is just an update with new photos.

The Campo del Moro is a garden that occupies an area of about twenty hectares, which extends, from east to west, from the western facade of the Royal Palace to the Paseo de la Virgen del Puerto. From north to south its limits are set by the Cuesta de San Vicente and the Cuesta de la Vega and the Parque de Atenas.


The definitive impulse for the realization of the gardens took place in 1844, when the preceptor of Queen Isabel II during her minority, and the mayor of the Royal Heritage, they commissioned the new palace architect with a new design. The importance of this axis was underlined by the installation of two monumental fountains, that of Las Conchas, brought from the Palacio del Infante don Luis in Boadilla del Monte outside Madrid, and that of the Tritons. In 1898 different wooden houses were built inside the enclosure, made in Tyrolean style.

The Campo del Moro has a rectangular floor plan. Its perimeter is delimited by a wall of white stone and brick, on which a wrought iron fence rests. Its eastern face lacks access, when facing the embankments on which the Jardines de Sabatini (see below) , the Palacio Real, the Plaza de la Armeria and the Almudena Cathedral are based. It has only three entrances, located on the remaining sides: one on the Cuesta de San Vicente , another on the Cuesta de la Vega and the main one on the Paseo de la Virgen del Puerto (where we went in).


The monuments here are the fountain of the Tritons. It rises at the foot of the western facade of the palace, at the highest point of the avenue and the entire enclosure. It was built in Italy in the 17C and moved to Spain in 1656, the year in which Felipe IV ordered it to be installed in the Jardines de la Isla in Aranjuez. In 1846; it was placed in its current location. Carved in white marble, it takes its name from the four sculptures of mythological newts located at its base

The fountain de las Conchas or Shells. It is due to a design of the last third of the 18C. It had decorated the gardens of the Palacio del Infante don Luis in Boadilla del Monte property of Luis Antonio de Borbón y Farnesio -, until its transfer to Campo del Moro in 1845, where it occupies the central avenue.


Among the buildings there you can see the Estufa Grande or de las Camelias, the Chalét del Corchor (cork) and the Chalecito de la Reina, the latter two made of wood at the end of the 19C. The Carriage Museum dates from the second half of the 20C with a very nice collection indeed.


Tourist office of Madrid on the Campo del Moro

The Jardines de Sabatini gardens are located in front of the north façade of the Royal Palace , between Calle de Bailén and the Cuesta de San Vicente . These gardens were built in the 20C after the proclamation of the Second Republic, in the place occupied by the royal stables built in the 18C by the Italian architect Francesco Sabatini next to the palace. In 1933, the demolition of the stables buildings began and the construction of the gardens began, which were definitely completed at the end of the 70’s. They were opened to the public in 1978 by King Juan Carlos I. In 1972 the gardens were reformed, building the monumental stairs given access to Calle de Bailen.




Tourist office of Madrid on the Sabatini gardens

There you go a nice one two punch on pretty spacious gorgeous gardens and a bit of nice walk in the city! Madrid one two Moro and Sabatini! Hope you enjoy it as we do

And remember, happy travels, good health ,and many cheers to all!!!

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2 Comments to “Campo del Moro and Sabatini, Madrid of course!”

  1. One of the first places my auntie and uncle took me to when I first went to live with them in September 1981! Lovely place. ❤

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