Real Jardín Botánico
The Jardín Botánico’s current location is not coincidental. Rather, it is the result of the enlightened monarch Charles III’s wish to create a complex dedicated to the natural sciences in Madrid. That is why it is next to what is now the Museo del Prado, which was built in the late 18th century to house the Museo de Historia Nacional. Its scientific spirit is still alive, as the garden is currently managed by the Spain’s National Scientific Research Council. It was declared an Artistic Garden in 1942.