Once again, Christmas is the reason for an event at the Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid: "Naturaleza Encendida", the most popular light show in the capital is back, read on!
From 14 November until 15 January, the light installation with a certain tradition in the capital returns to adorn the surroundings of the famous garden. With a playful, leisurely but also educational intention, the exhibition invites visitors to delve into the fascinating and colourful world of mycology.
The exhibition boasts an extension of one and a half kilometres and contains thousands of LED lights, which accompany the visitor along the route. A total of twenty different installations, four more than last year, make up the total of this dreamlike and luminous journey.
This year's installation is called "Origin" and focuses on the shapes, colours and lights of fungi. The natural bioluminescence of the fungi kingdom has been exploited by the latest technology to artificially recreate a dreamlike, nocturnal and fascinating environment. The exhibition has been divided into two sections, an outdoor area and an indoor area.
In the outdoor area, visitors will be able to recognise different species of fungi, recreated for the occasion, such as the red clatro or the common mushroom. In the indoor area, contained within the Villanueva Pavilion, visitors will find a selection of scientific photography on myxomycetes, a type of microorganism with up to twelve species represented. The photographs were taken by Carlos de Mier.
Check out all the information, let yourself be enlightened in the always magical Royal Botanical Garden!
More information: “Naturaleza Encendida: Origen”
Image credits: Naturaleza Encendida © LETSGO