He Royal Botanic Garden has taken as a reference to other European cities to breathe the Christmas spirit and decorate with hundreds of lights, which has caused great excitement this Tuesday, the day of its inauguration.
Until January 6, 2020, the Botanical Garden will host this event called 'The Lights of the Royal Botanic Garden- Christmas Garden Madrid' which has been released in the capital with enormous expectation, which has generated a kilometer tail that has surrounded the enclosure. The schedule is from 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m., although access will not be allowed after 10:00 p.m. The enclosure will be closed on December 24, 25, 31 and January 1, 2020.
The duration of the visit is approximately one hour and The price of tickets is € 12 and children € 9.90. Families, students and people over 65 will receive a discount, as well as children under 3 years of age who will have free access Tickets can be purchased on the official website.
More of eight thousand LED lights The recesses of the Botanical Garden have been filled with points of light and the statue of Carlos III – the impeller of the Garden – will be accompanied in these Christmas days by "goyescos and goyescas" with light skeletons and porches recalling the Puerta de Alcalá.
"It's like a maze of lights", a child has shouted at the first sight of the gardens that, with the lighting, highlight the circular shapes and recesses of the Garden.
While the voice of Frank Sinatra to the sound of 'White Christmas' they induce the spirit of Christmas, for which there are still more than a month left, the deciduous leaves fall and bathe the Garden with ocher and brown tones that they are enhanced with light bulbs over the trees.
As in a fairy tale. That's how I felt yesterday walking along the paths of @RJBOTANICO at the inauguration of Las Luces del
Botanical Garden. A show that will be open until January 6 and is open from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Beautiful!#Madridpic.twitter.com/gtUqjpLz4q
– SecretosdeMadrid (@SecretosdeMadri) November 20, 2019
"The roundabout of hearts" or the huge Christmas decorations will undoubtedly be the most photographed places And some of those who have come to see these lights have ventured: "This is going to look great on my Instagram."
Although others have been "disappointed" as Carmen, who has said that it came with "slightly higher" expectations after visiting other Christmas gardens in capitals like London or Berlin and he hoped to "find something more shocking" in Madrid.
On the protection of the flora of the space, the director of the Royal Botanic Garden, Esteban Manrique, has assured journalists, before the ignition, that it has been supervised "at all times" that the wiring does not damage the vegetation and, in addition, it has been placed on the hedges guided by a head of gardening to ensure that the plants are taken care of.
As he has expressed his satisfaction with the project, and stressed that the idea is to redecorate "The darkness of winter with a lighting show".
The expectation before Botanical Garden lighting It has become plausible from the first day, for which it had been announced that its entrance would be free, has caused a kilometer tail and the first ones in the enclosure have indicated that they had been waiting since half past twelve in the morning.
"Tongo, tongo," they have shouted from the queue, being informed that they could not happen today as the capacity was completeIn fact, Municipal Police have come before the concentration of people who wanted to enter, although there have been no incidents.
From the organization of the Royal Botanic Garden they have indicated that the enclosure has a capacity of 900 people and that "free tickets could be purchased through the website and a small number" at the box office.