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August 19, 2005

Prado Museum Botanical Gardens, Madrid

The Prado Museum hosts one of Europe's great art collections. It is renoun, for its collection of Spanish Masters Goya, El Greco and Velasquez. In addition to the museum there is also an interesting botanical garden on the grounds. The Prado was originally comissioned in the 18th century to be natural science museum, which accounts for the botanical gardens, but by the time of its opening, it was used as a showcase of art from the Spanish empire.

The garden itself has a characteristic Spanish quality of being relaxed and a bit wild and overgrown. This is true of many of the other parks of Madrid that I visited. Below are some photographs-







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Posted by Michael O'Connell at August 19, 2005 07:30 AM


Beautiful pictures! These look like public spaces people would actually want to be in. I wish we had more of this in California!

Posted by: Web Buffy at April 18, 2006 08:39 PM

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