Origin Guide – Dan Brown's Origin Guide
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Chapter 22

Chapter 22 - The royal palace of Madrid and the palace of Zarzuela

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Royal Palace of Madrid

Royal Palace of Madrid 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

Plaza de la Ameria Plaza de la Ameria

Palace of Zarzuela

The Palace of the Zarzuela is located a few kilometers from Madrid. The king of Spain and his family live there.

El Palacio de la Zarzuela Palace of Zarzuela

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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