Campo del Moro

Campo del Moro

The “Campo del Moro”, is a 49 acres park located in the western part of the Palacio Real.  It is the area that goes from the palace, down the slope towards the Manzanares River, and it is one of three gardens, surrounding the palace.

Detail of the "Fuente de las Conchas"
Detail of the “Fuente de las Conchas”

After the first attempts, by King Philip II (1527-1598), the final impetus for the realization of the gardens, was conducted in 1844, by the architect Narciso Pascual y Colomer (1808-1870).

Campo del Moro, Madrid
Campo del Moro, Madrid

The Campo del Moro is inhabited by numerous species of birds like the peacock, pheasant, dove, and pigeon.

Peacock Feathers
Peacock Feathers
Peacock in the Campo del Moro de Madrid
Peacock in the Campo del Moro de Madrid

In these gardens grow about 70 species of trees. Some of them have more than 150 years.  The main ones are one Aleppo pine tree that stand over more than 33 yards high, a redwood, and two yews.

Campo del Moro con el Palacio Real al fondo
Campo del Moro
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