• Registration Year

    2001

  • Registered Sector

    Aranjuez Cultural Landscape

  • Historical Function

    Landscape architecture and multiculturalism

  • Administrative Status

    City of the Community of Madrid

Location and site

Located in the South Community of Madrid, Aranjuez is at the confluence of the Tajo and Jarama rivers.

Registration Criteria

Criterion (ii): Aranjuez represents the coming together of diverse cultural influences to create a cultural landscape that had a formative influence on further developments in this field.

Criterion (iv): The complex designed cultural landscape of Aranjuez, derived from a variety of sources, marks a seminal stage in the development of landscape design.

Historical Reference

The Aranjuez cultural landscape is an entity of complex relationships: between nature and human activity, between sinuous watercourses and geometric landscape design, between the rural and the urban, between forest landscape and the delicately modulated architecture of its palatial buildings. Three hundred years of royal attention to the development and care of this landscape have seen it express an evolution of concepts from humanism and political centralization, to characteristics such as those found in its eighteenth-century French-style Baroque garden, to the urban lifestyle which developed alongside the sciences of plant acclimatization and stock-breeding during the Age of Enlightenment.

Dña. Cristina Moreno Moreno

Mayor of Aranjuez

Dña Cristina Moreno Moreno
Alcaldesa de Aranjuez
Ayuntamiento del Real Sitio y Villa de Aranjuez
Plaza de la Constitución, s/n
28300 Aranjuez, Madrid, España
Tel:
+34.91 809.0363
Fax:
+34.91 892.3257
Email:
alcaldesa@aranjuez.es
Sra. María Magdalena Merlos Romero
Directora de Patrimonio Histórico (Archivera Municipal)
Ayuntamiento del Real Sitio y Villa de Aranjuez
Centro Cultural Isabel de Farnesio C/ Capitán 39
28300 Aranjuez, Madrid, España
Tel:
+34 918924386 ext 1404
Fax:

Email:
mmerlos@aranjuez.es
Dña. María del Pozo López
Directora
Fundación Aranjuez Paisaje Cultural
C/ Infantas, 55
28300 Aranjuez, Madrid, España
Tel:
+34 91 801 14 17
Fax:

Email:
mdelpozo@aranjuez.es
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