Most people who come to Madrid go and visit the royal palace. It is a very beautiful palace indeed and with the gardens of Sabatini in front of it an attraction which shouldn’t be missed. Hardly any of those tourists visits the backyard of the royal palace, el Campo de Moro. This garden is a perfect escape inside the city. It is beautifully arranged and the view of the palace is amazing.
You can sit in the garden or walk on the different paths former kings of Spain have been walking on. My favourite is the paseo de los mosquitos, which leads you away from the palace. Campo de Moro is surrounded by trees which makes it look like the beginning of a forest and give some cool comfort on hot summer days.