Royal Palace of Madrid
The Palacio Real de Madrid is a palace with a purely protocolary vocation although it is the official residence of the King of Spain.
It was built between 1734 and 1764 by order of Philippe V in place of the old Royal Alcazar devastated by a fire in 1734.
The Royal Palace of Madrid is one of the largest in Western Europe with a surface area of 135,000 m² divided into 2800 rooms.
Plaza de la Armeria
Palace of Zarzuela
The Palace of the Zarzuela is located a few kilometers from Madrid. The king of Spain and his family live there.
This small palace was designed by Philippe IV in the 17th century as a residence for hunting and recreation. Today, the palace is made up of several buildings including King Felipe VI appartments in a modern residence of 3150m², a few hundred meters from his father.
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