Photographer's Note

Hidden among the trees, there is one of the most magical corners of the garden, it is the Los Chinescos pond, a beautiful artificial lake inside which there are two buildings that together give this place its charm.

One of them is a neo-gothic style wooden gazebo with an octagonal shape and finished in a pinnacle with a ball. The other building is right in front of it, and it is a temple formed by ten Ionic columns of green-black marble with capitals and white marble bases finished in a dome, this construction being the work of Juan de Villanueva, the interior of the The vault is decorated with flowers and birds by the painter Zacarias Gonzalez Velazquez.

The pond is inhabited by ducks, mallards and peacocks that walk along its banks.


Escondido entre la arboleda, se encuentra uno de los rincones mas mgicos del jardin, se trata del estanque de los Chinescos, un precioso lago artificial en cuyo interior se hayan dos edificaciones que en conjunto le confieren el encanto a este lugar

Una de ellas es un cenador de madera de estilo neo-gtico con forma octogonal y terminado en un pinaculo con una bola. La otra edificacion se haya justo enfrente de esta, y se trata de un templete formado por diez columnas jnicas de marmol verdi-negro con capiteles y basas de marmol blanco terminado en cupula, siendo esta construccion obra de Juan de Villanueva, el interior de la boveda esta decorado con flores y pajaros obra del pintor Zacarias Gonzalez Velazquez.

El estanque esta habitado por patos, nades y pavos reales que pasean por sus orillas.

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