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  1. 1. The Gardens of the Retiro Park. <br />Created by Clara Martínez and Yolanda Martín 3ºC<br />
  2. 2. The Rosaleda and La Casa de Fieras.<br />The major gardener of the Retiro, Cecilio Rodríguez, created in 1915 la Rosaleda del Retiro. La Rosaleda de Bagatelle,(in Paris), was the role to follow. The Rosaleda was designed under an elliptical base, surrounded of cut away hedges, was full of a wide variety of roses brought of the most famous garden of Europe.<br />Casa de Fieras was created by Ferdinand VII and improved by Elisabeth II. They were built pavilions and in there you can find diverse varieties of birds and animals, some of them were dissected and others in cages.<br />
  3. 3. The Artificial Mountain and The Bell’s Pond.<br />It’s an artificial mountain that was order to be built by the King Ferdinand Vll in 1815. They built this mountain for cover with a vault a tradmill which shank at a short time that it was built and in the top of the vault, there was a skylight that its function was of a lookout. <br />This is a pond situated near of the Parterre. Is a pond built in XVlll, where there was a Chinese wooden tower, painted with colors and surrounded with a lot of bells that to be moved with the wind they sounded.<br />
  4. 4. The Velazquez Palace<br />The Velázquez Palace was built between the years 1881 and 1883. <br />The name of the Palace comes from the architect who directed the project, Ricardo Velázquez Bosco. <br />This is a building full of vaults of iron and glass as well it illuminates the room with natural light, and it is inspired on the Crystal Palace of London. <br />Nowadays it belongs to the Culture Ministry and they use it as a temporary exhibition room of the ''Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.''<br />
  5. 5. The Crystal Palace and The Gardens.<br />The Crystal Palace has the best gardens. It was built in 1887.In the lake, near the Palace exists stairs that plunges into the lake.It structure is made up of metal and it coated glass, from there it takes the name of Crystal Palace. Currently with the repair of 1975, the Palace has the original appearance. <br />The gardens have origin between the years 1630 and 1640. Over the years have been making changes. Charles III had the first which allowed the public to go to the Gardens of the Retiro. After a revolution the gardens became municipal property so everyone can visit it without any problem.<br />
  6. 6. The Lake and the Fisherman House.<br />The Retiro Park also has a lake in which you can ride with the boats that you can take there.<br />It is one of the few monuments remaining abandoned buildings that private gardens. This House is surrounded by a pond was built by King Ferdinand VII. <br />
  7. 7. The Galapagos fountain and The Artichoke fountain.<br />The Galapagos fountain was unveiled in 1832. At the foot of the fountain there are four children riding on dolphins out of their mouths water falling from the fountain. The fountain is surrounded by seasonal flowers and a box hedge no longer be seen. <br />The Artichoke fountain was created in 1776, was a project of King Charles III.The fountain was created by Ventura Rodríguez, The source of the Artichoke has a circular basin, in the center column has a very ornate two bodies. The materials that the fountain is constructed of limestone and granite.The source is in the Plaza del Emperor Charles V, which is known as Glorieta de Atocha <br />
  8. 8. Source.<br />www.wikipedia.comvisited May.19 2010<br />www.madridhistorico.comvisited May.19 2010<br />www.google.com (Images) visited May.19 2010<br />www.madriddelosaustrias.wikispaces.comvisited May.19 2010<br />
  9. 9. The End<br />

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