Parterre del Retiro, Madrid

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  • As soon as you walk through the door of Felipe IV, you will have a French-style garden with hedges and shaped trees, fountains, statues and large vases, all arranged in a symmetrical form. From the balcony above the Triton fountain you have a view from the top of the parterre and the palaces outside the Felipe IV gate (one is the Cason del Buen Retiro and another, which is almost next to it, of which I do not know the name, has an architecture reminiscent of the castles of the fi (abe). The cypress near the Triton fountain, with its curiously shaped hair, is very nice. In this parterre there are also peculiar and majestic trees, such as the 2 cedars of the Himalayas and the bald cypress (Ahuehuete) which is said to be the oldest tree in the city.
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  • Inspired by the gardens in Versailles but obviously on a much smaller scale Parterre Del Retiro is a nice garden area in Parque Del Retiro ,not as much frequented as the park area around the artificia...  more »
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