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Royal Palace of Madrid, Spain

From series “The Most Elegant Buildings of Baroque Architecture”
The Royal Palace of Madrid is a good example of the baroque style. In the medieval time, there was the Moorish fortress that in 1734 was fully destroyed by fire. King Philip V ordered to build at this place a huge palace. He wanted to have a new residence that will be like French Versailles.

Royal Palace of Madrid, Spain The best European architects, sculptors and artists were chosen for the building of the royal residence. Some elements of the original decoration were saved until our days. Today visitors can see wonderful frescos, Flemish tapestries and antique sculptures. Also, the King’s palace has several collections of antique things. Among them, you can find a number of unique ones.

There you can see a rich collection of old weapons. The halls are decorated with portraits of Spain rulers and their family members. Great porcelain meals, neoclassical furniture, amazing cut-glass chandeliers and the world largest collection of Stradivarius violins. It is only a small part of the collections that have placed in the palace. The most beautiful hall in the residence is the Throne Room. It is made in the rococo style. There has saved the ceiling of 1764 that was ornamented by the best Venetian masters. The Throne Room is lightened with luxurious cut-glass chandeliers. It is decorated with a number of magnificent elements made from precious metals. Next - Howard Castle

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ATM bankomat: 'Santander' located in 0.28 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Electricway' is located in 0.5 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Cepsa' in 0.53 km
Supermarket: 'La Ecotedral' in 0.17 km
Parking: 'Aparcamiento mixto. Plaza de Oriente.' in 0.17 km
Apotheek: 'María Eugenia Solier y Solier' in 0.17 km
Police station: 'Fundación Asistencial Para las Fuerzas Armadas y Guardia Civil' in 0.28 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Dehesa Santa María' in 0.17 km
Railway station: 'Príncipe Pío' in 0.76 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Barajas Airport MAD - in 13 km
 »  Madrid-Torrejon Airport TOJ - in 23 km
 »  Matacan Airport SLM - in 161 km
 »  Valladolid Airport VLL - in 171 km
 »  Burgos Airport RGS - in 215 km
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Best hotels near Royal Palace of Madrid

Stop Madrid Gran Via Chueca

Located in 0 km from Royal Palace of Madrid
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Rooms: 3
Featuring contemporary décor, all apartments at the Stop Madrid Gran Via Chueca have air conditioning, heating and free Wi-Fi. They are equipped … More: photo, rates and booking
Way Hostel Madrid

Located in 1 km from Royal Palace of Madrid
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Rooms: 10
Each dorm at Way Hostel Madrid has heating and a shared bathroom. Décor is inspired by some of Madrid's famous singers and artists. You can make use … More: photo, rates and booking
Village Atocha Apartments

Located in 2 km from Royal Palace of Madrid
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Rooms: 6
All heated accommodation have a living room with a flat-screen TV. Studios have 2 double beds. Apartments have 2 double sofa beds and a bedroom with … More: photo, rates and booking
Village Apartments Avenida America

Located in 3 km from Royal Palace of Madrid
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Rooms: 6
Brightly coloured finishes combine with parquet floors and wooden furnishings. Each apartment has a lounge area with a TV, and a kitchen with a hob, … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Estacion de Atocha
2 km - Estacion de Atocha
The unique railway station that unites both traditional and modern styles is situated in Madrid and called Estacion de Atocha. In 1992 at the historic station was opened a new terminal. It was decorated with exotic plants. This place is at the same level with the best …
Semana Santa
30 km - Semana Santa
Semana Santa is the name of the famous Spanish annual festival that can literally be translated as "Holy Week". This is one of the few religious festivals in the world which is known far beyond the country. The festival is based on the performance of solemn religious …
El Escorial Monastery
41 km - El Escorial Monastery
El Escorial Monastery is a famous Spanish residence of King Philipp II. The monastery is located near Madrid in a picturesque mountain area Sierra de Guadarrama. Philipp II ordered to build this magnificent monastery in 1557. In the middle of the military campaign, the …
Tunel De Guadarrama
48 km - Tunel De Guadarrama
Spain's longest tunnel Guadarrama was opened for traffic in 2007. The railway tunnel connects Madrid and Valladolid, its length is about 28400 metres. Guadarrama is a twin-tube rail tunnel which is a large transport complex. Since its opening the tunnel is used by …
66 km - Toledo
Toledo is the most beautiful and picturesque city among all Spain historical cities. From the 6th century till the middle of the 16th century this city was the capital of Spain. Nowadays you can see a lot of historical monuments that resemble about its rich past. The …
Alcazar de Segovia
69 km - Alcazar de Segovia
In Spain, many followers of the walks pass through the historical sites of Segovia. In this picturesque town is the Alcazar Castle. The castle, built in the 9th century, is more than a thousand years old and today is one of the most important sights of the country. The …

Top destination around Royal Palace of Madrid - Madrid

However, the most famous painting of the Prado Museum was created not by Goya, but by Velasquez. This is "Las Meninas", a self-portrait with the members of the royal family. The royal couple is shown reflected in a mirror behind Velazquez. Picasso admired this painting so much that he even made several copies of it. Of course, this painting is not everything that the museum can offer to its visitors. The museum also houses paintings by Flemish, Dutch, German, French and Italian painters. Many of them were collected during the times when these regions were ruled by Span.

San Francisco El Grande.
This is the largest church in Madrid . The church exhibits a rich collection of art that includes, for example, paintings by Goya and Zurbaran and sculptures by Ricardo Bellver and Mariano Benlliure. All works of art are divided between the seven chapels. Besides the works of art, do not forget to pay attention to the great cathedral that is 33 meters in diameter. The cathedral has beautiful stained glass windows and vaulted ceilings covered with exquisite frescoes. The church itself is made in a classic architectural style of the XVIII century. The entrance to the basilica is free. It is open to visitors from Tuesday to Saturday, from 11 to 13 hours and from 16 to 19.
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