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[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Aranjuez Cultural Landscape is a World Heritage Site in the province and autonomous community of Madrid, Spain.

Located in the town of Aranjuez, the area has been designed to house the residence of the Spanish monarch. It showcases a relationship between the natural and man-made landscapes, with manicured gardens and waterways to well-tended forested areas. Today it forms the complex of the Royal Palace of Aranjuez.


Aranjuez Cultural Landscape, Madrid
Aranjuez Cultural Landscape, Madrid
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authorshipÁngel Serrano Sánchez de León
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The palace complex at Aranjuez was designed by Juan Bautista de Toledo and Juan de Herrera under the orders of King Philip II. They are the same people responsible for El Escorial. The whole area is irrigated by waters channeled from two rivers, the Tagus and Jarama. A man-made island was created between the River Tagus and the Ria Canal, and landscaped into a garden.


Jardín de la Isla Obelisco, Aranjuez
Jardín de la Isla Obelisco, Aranjuez
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authorshipAlberto Imedio
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The Aranjuez Cultural Landscape showcases three hundred years of royal attention to landscape development and design. An observation of Aranjuez reveals the evolution of stylesand concepts.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Aranjuez Cultural Landscape was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 25th session of the World Heritage Committee in Helsinki, Finland, on 11 - 16 December, 2001.

Location: N40 2 11.22 W3 36 33.624 in the Province and Autonomous Community of Madrid.
Inscription Year: 2001
Type: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, IV
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