Beautiful secluded gardens with a neoclassical layout in Madrid’s historic centre
The Príncipe de Anglona Gardens are located in Plaza de la Paja, in the central Palacio neighbourhood of the city. It is one of the few remaining 18th-century noble gardens with its original structure and takes its name from the adjoining 17th-century palace.
Its current design, following its restoration, was the work of Javier de Winthuysen, in 1920, artist and designer of major gardens throughout Spain. The latest restoration work was done in 2002 by landscaper Lucía Serredi.
Its suspended structure is noteworthy, as it is levelled on an artificial embankment, overcoming the difference with the slope of Calle de Segovia, which borders it. It covers 800 square metres and has a neoclassical layout, based on a parterre in a cross, outlined by low boxwood hedges, and a large bowl fountain made of lustrous stone.
It is a place that is hidden from the traffic, enclosed by high walls and located at the bottom of a sloping square, creating a surprisingly peaceful area in the middle of the old centre of Madrid.
The filming permits to shoot on the public parks and gardens of the city of Madrid are managed by the Filming Authorization Bureau. For more information on these permits and how to process them, read the How to film in Madrid page.
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