Royal Palace of Madrid

Calle Bailén
Madrid, Spain

Royal Palace of Madrid
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The Royal Palace of Madrid is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family at the city of Madrid, but is only used for state ceremonies. King Felipe VI and the Royal Family do not reside in the palace, choosing instead the more modest Palacio de la

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The old Alcázar ("Castle") was built on the location in the 16th century. It burned 24 December 1734 and King Philip V ordered a new palace built on the same site. Construction spanned the years 1738 to 1755 and followed a Berniniesque design by Filippo Juvarra and Giovanni Battista Sacchetti.

Charles III first occupied the new palace in 1764.

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  • Castles and Palaces

    The Palacio Real de Madrid is the official residence or the Royal Family of Spain, but they use it only for ceremonies. The palace was the home of King Charles III in 1764. The last royal to live there was Alfonso XIII.

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