"Palacio Real" Royal Palace Tip by Kuznetsov_Sergey

Royal Palace, Madrid: 127 reviews and 235 photos

  Madrid - Palacio Real
by Kuznetsov_Sergey

Royal palace (Palacio Real) stands at the top of a green hill. The amazing view on bottom cities, where Mansaneres river flows, opens from its windows. In the IX century the Arabian fortress was constructed at this place. Later there was the castle of Gabsburg there. In 1734 the castle burned down and the king Phillip V began a royal palace in style of the Italian baroque. Construction ended in 30 years and Carlos III solemnly driven into the palace. In 1931 after renunciation Alfonso XIII royal family left the palace.
The museum is opened here now. The palace is huge. Its total area, including cellars, makes 100 thousand square meters. 50 rooms are opened for visitors.

Address: Former King's Residence
Phone: 34-914-548-800
Website: http://www.patrimonionacional.es/real-sitio/palacios/6039

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 26, 2006
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