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Campo del Moro park description and photos - Spain: Madrid. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Campo del Moro.
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Campo del Moro Park, or as it is also called the Campo del Moro Moorish Garden, occupies a large area from the western facade of the Royal Palace up to Paseo de la Avenue -Virgen del Puerto. On the north side, the park adjoins the hill of San Vicente, and on the south side it abuts against the Atenas Park.
The name Campo del Moro in Spanish means "field of the moor". The park owes this name to the fact that at the beginning of the 12th century, troops of the Mauritanian army under the command of Ali Ben Yusuf stood in its place. After the conquest of Madrid by Christians, the building of the Royal Palace was built here. In 1844, the architect Narsiso Pascual y Colomer designed a magnificent park adjacent to the palace. The construction of the park was carried out under the leadership of Ramon Oliva, made certain changes to the originally conceived layout.
Campo del Moro is rectangular in shape and surrounded by a wall of white stone and brick. The park is entered through a wrought iron gate. One of the picturesque central alleys of the park, framed by rows of trees, passes through the magnificent Triton fountain, created from marble in Italy in the 17th or even at the end of the 16th century. The park is home to many birds - pheasants, peacocks, pigeons.
Today, in the Campo del Moro park, whose territory reaches 20 hectares, there are more than 70 species of trees, some of which are more than 150 years old.
The park has an amazing Museum of carriages , which displays crews of various types, at different times belonged to members of the royal family.
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