Campo del Moro


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This vast garden was named after a Muslim leader in the Middle Ages, Ali Ben Yusut, who attempted to capture the fortress that is now the Palacio Real. Unfortunately, it is only accessible from the Paseo de la Virgen del Puerto side, requiring a fairly long walk down Cuesta de San Vicente or Cuesta de la Vega. As a reward, however, you will see two fine monumental fountains. Nearest the palace is Los Tritones, originally made in 1657 for the palace in Aranjuez; the other is Las Conchas, designed in the 18th century by Ventura Rodríguez. Both were moved here in the 1890s.

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Campo del Moro details

Paseo de la Virgen del Puerto

Area Madrid

Transport Metro Príncipe Pío .

Telephone 91 454 88 00

Open Oct-Mar 10am-6pm daily. Apr-Sept 10am-8pm daily.

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