About Royal Palace in Madrid for visitors, Spain
The Royal Palace is one of the main tourist attractions of the city of Madird and the largest palace in Western Europe. The palace is the official residence of the king of Spain and his family, but is used only at official ceremonies, while for the public is closed.
The building was built by King Philip the 5th on the ruins of Alcazar Fortress.The work started in 1738 and lasted only 17 years until completion in 1755. The building has an area of 135000 square meters and contains 2800 rooms. Inside the palace we visit the Real Pharmacy with a lot of bottles with exotic cures of past ages, the museum "Museo de la Real Armeria" the museum "Museo de la Real Armeria", but the most interesting grand royal apartments are very decorated. Outside the palace the tourists can visit the palace gardens "Campo del Moro" which are also a unique beauty.
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Madrid has always been a cultural centre within the European continent, but the years between 1935 and 1975 did not help matters that much. Spain was under a fascist dictatorship for most of that period and it was only with the death of Franco that the last officially fascist government left power in Europe and Spain was able to become a democratic nation in the mould of many of its nearby counterparts. Ever since 1975 Spain has experienced free elections and democratic rule and under that particular atmosphere, the cultural aspects of Madrid have come back again in full force. The evidence of the brutal repression that occurred over... Read more »
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Short trip to the Escorial Palace, Madrid - Apr 30, 2009, by cipristb
The Escorial Palace is located in the Madrid region 50 km from it. It is a huge building-sized, with a imposing past made to commemorate the victory of the Battle of San Quintin Its construction started in 1563 under the command of King... Read more »
Madrid attractions: the Prado Museum - Apr 30, 2009, by cipristb
Prado Museum is included in the top 10 most beautiful museums in the world. It was inaugurated in 1819. The museum is located in a building from the time of Charles The third. This building houses the most interesting collections of... Read more »
A visit to Santiago Bernabeu stadium - Jun 23, 2009, by Tudi
The gallery above is from April 2008, during my trip through Spain. I ended up in Madrid for a couple of days, visiting some friends, without any real travelling plan. As a football fan though, it's hard to visit Madrid and not feel the... Read more »
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