La Rosaleda, Retiro Park Rose Garden

La Rosaleda, Retiro Park Rose Garden

At the southern end of the Retiro Park, there is this superb rose garden, known as the “La Rosaleda.” It is a relatively recent addition to the park, by the gardener Cecilio Rodriguez in 1915.

La Rosaleda, Rose Garden at the Retiro Park
La Rosaleda, Rose Garden at the Retiro Park

The original rose garden was completely destroyed during the Civil War, and two years later, in 1941, the garden was restored with more than 4,000 new roses.

La Rosaleda at the Retiro Park
La Rosaleda at the Retiro Park

The first roses were brought from Paris, and afterwards, other roses were transplanted from other famous rose gardens in Europe.

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