"THE PALACIO REAL:The Palace..." Palacio Real Tip by viajeromaga

Palacio Real, Madrid: 13 reviews and 17 photos



The Palace stands on the site of the older Alcázar Palace, which began as a medieval fortress. In the early 1500´s the Alcázar was used as a hunting logde and it was remodeled by King Felipe II after he established Madrid as his capital city in 1561.

The current palace was built from 1738 to 1765 after a massive fire destroyed the Alcázar. Today the Royal Palace stands as a huge, neoclassical monument to the spanish monarchy in the 1700´s.

The Sabatini gardens, on the grounds of the Palace are a classic example of a formal garden with shaped yews shrubbery in geometric shapes and a man-made pond with classical statuary.

Today, the Palacio Real (Royal Palace) is open to the public as a museum.

Phone: +34 913 76 15 00
Website: http://www.patrimonionacional.es/Home/Palacios-Reales/Palacio-Real-de-El-Pardo/Horario.aspx

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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