Explorium: “Ignited Nature (Naturaleza Encendida)” at the Royal Botanical Garden
November 30, 2021

The “Naturaleza Encendida” light show opened on 2 November at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Madrid and is open until 16 January next year.

This is a light and sound show with a theme of discovery that will offer visitors an immersive experience full of surprises and take them on a fascinating journey through the senses.

The creative director of the light show is Max Felype de Lima, winner of the Max Award, and the lighting design is by Eduardo Valverde, who is responsible for some of the best large-scale shows such as the famous Love in the 90s.

The outer sections of the light show are designed as a tribute to the 16th century maritime expedition begun by Ferdinand Magellan and completed by Juan Sebastián Elcano, who set sail for an unknown world and explored distant lands, the first circumnavigation of the globe by man.

In the Royal Garden, visitors will stroll along a 1.5 kilometre promenade while enjoying a variety of light displays created by 1.5 million coloured LED lights. The light show consists of 16 outdoor and 6 indoor scenes, offering an unprecedented visual experience.

The most striking aspect of this year’s light show exhibition will be the display of a 15-kilometre-long sea of blue LEDs, three-metre-tall corals, three-metre-tall sea snakes dancing in the wind, jellyfish and seahorses… making visitors feel like they are walking among the rocks under the sea.

An additional event to this year’s light show exhibition is the immersive digital art exhibition “Botanical Adventures” in the Pabellón Villanueva within the Royal Gardens, which travels back in time to the 18th and 19th centuries and offers a visual journey of scientific adventure.

Address: Botánico de Madrid, Plaza de Murillo 2, 28014 Madrid

Date: Explorium can be visited between 18:00 and 00:00 (last show at 22:45h)until 16 January 2022, except on 24 and 31 December.