The Arganzuela Palace is the largest and best equipped greenhouse of the city and is located close to the river Manzanares and the cultural center El Matadero. The building was formerly used to store potatoes and was converted into a greenhouse in 1992. At the moment it is divided into four zones: two tropical, one subtropical and one desert area.
The Royal Botanical Garden has two greenhouses: One from Santiago Castroviejo Bolívar with a large collection of orchids brought directly from the natural environment and the oldest one of Madrid, la Estufa de las Palmas, with a selection of ferns.
The most spectacular one is situated at the Atocha train station, also opened in 1992. It is the best place to escape from the cold and have a hot coffee or a cocktail surrounded by tropical plants.
From our VP El Madroño you arrive easily by public transport to the greenhouses. Our reception is happy to provide more detailed information.