The Sabatini Gardens (Jardínes de Sabatini) are a neoclassical-style gardens, and they are part of
the Royal Palace.
They were opened to the public by King Juan Carlos I in 1978. They honor the name of Francesco Sabatini (1722–1797), an Italian architect of the 18th century who contributed largely to the design of the Royal Palace.
Sabatini didn't design the gardens. He had indeed designed the former royal stables of the palace that were replaced by the gardens, though.
Situated on the north side of the Palace, on the exact location where the old royal stables used to stand, between Bailén street and the Cuesta de San Vicente street. Cover an area of 2.54 hectares.
The Sabatini Gardens are a perfect spot for a restful break during the exhausting sightseeing tours in Madrid. They offer spectacular views of the North façade of the Royal Palace, vegetal mazes, sculptures and tons of tranquility.
Also, there are a small pond with tritons, is at the intersection of the two major axes that are surrounded on all sides by quadrants with trees and conifers.
In addition, the Sabatini Gardens is one of the main outdoor stages of "Los Veranos de la Villa" (The Summers of Villa), with a varied program of events (especially flamenco).
Jardínes de Sabatini
Bailén Street, 2 (Cuesta de San Vicente)
It is open to the public every day of the year. Does not close at midday
Winter (Oct to Apr): 09:00 to 21:00 h.
Summer (May to Sep): 09:00 to 22:00 h.
* Line 2 - Ópera station.
* Line R - Príncipe Pío station.