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A June 2005 trip to Madrid by D.Barcia

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Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real)

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Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real) Photo, Madrid, Spain
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In the past, the Royal Palace of Madrid served as a home to the Spanish royal family. Presently, the palace is open to the public; allowing them to go back in time and experience the rich history of the country. The royal family no longer lives in the Royal Palace, preferring the smaller Zarzuela Palace. Construction for the Royal Palace of Madrid began in 1738 and ended in 1755 after the King's former residence, "the Old Castle", burned down. The new palace was built at the same exact spot as the previous. The Royal Palace was for the most part designed by Filippo Juvarra and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. The vast palace houses famous collections such as paintings by Velázquez and Goya. In addition, t...Read More

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Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real)
Calle Bailén, 6
Madrid, Spain 28013
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