Campo del Moro

This vast garden called Campo del Moro 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, Campo del Moro 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 in Campo del Moro 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 Nearest the palace is Los Tritones, originally made in 1657 for the palace in Aranjuez; the other is Las Conchas, designed in the 18th century by Ventura Rodríguez.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 to the Campo del Moro in the 1890s.

Address Paseo de la Virgen del Puerto
Transport Metro Príncipe Pío .
Telephone 91 454 88 00
Open Oct-Mar 10am-6pm daily. Apr-Sept 10am-8pm daily.

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