Campo del Moro Madrid Guide
The Campo del Moro Madrid is the capital's most meticulously maintained park as it lies with the direct line of sight of the Royal Palace. The positioning of the park, behind the palace, means that it is often completely overlooked by most visitors who miss out on one of the best green areas of the city.
Campo del Moro Madrid Introduction
The Campo del Moro Madrid were once the private grounds of Spain’s nobility and the gardens stretch out from rear of the Palacio Real in a westward direction to the Manzanares river valley. The Campo del Moro was styled as to reflect an English garden and hidden in the grounds are ornamental pools, tree lined walks and wide lawns. The Moorish Gardens are a perfect place to escape the tourist crowds and are highly recommend for visitors who wish to discover the hidden side of Madrid.
Campo del Moro Madrid Tourist Information
During the summer months the Campo del Moro Madrid are open from 10:00 until 20:00 and during the winter season from 10:00 to 18:00. The Moorish Park’s immaculate preservation is in part due to the fact that it is managed by the National Trust of Spain and not the local government of Madrid.
The name of the Campo del Moro Madrid translated into english means the Park of the Moors and the story of the name originates from 1109. The early 12th century had multiple skirmishes between the Muslim Moors and the the Christians crusaders. During on major invasion the Moorish leader Yusuf Ali camped his troops on the parks grounds before an unsuccessful attack.