Palacio Real



This is one of the most emblematic buildings and possibly the most precious of Madrid. The Royal Palace was mainly used as the official residence of the King of Spain and the setting for official ceremonies. Considered one of the largest palaces in Europe, inside it walls resides valuable historical and artistic heritage and several masterpieces of the art world such as the musical instruments known as Stradivarius Palatine (string instruments made ​​by the famous Italian luthier Antonio Stradivari) composed of three violins, a viola and a cello. Built by Italian architect Filippo Juvarra, one of the most famous artists of his time, the Baroque-style palace was raised on the old fortress of Real Alcazar (A Moorish fortress built in the ninth century). Located in the northern part of the palace are the Jardines de Sabatini (French-style gardens created in the twentieth century) and to the east is the Plaza de Oriente, a beautiful square with fantastic gardens and views of the palace where you can discover a few sculptures of the ancient kings of Spain.

Type: Building

Year built:1738

Address: Calle Bailén, s/n, Madrid 28071

Area: Opera, Puerta del Sol

Phone:914 54 87 00

Opening times:Mon-Sun 10:00-18:00

Author: Filipo Juvara

Style: Neoclassical

Area of interest: Architecture, History, Tradition

Services: Museum