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Palacio de Oriente, Madrid

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  • Architecturally-historical object. Is the current residence of the King of Spain. Part of the Palace is available to visit, it is a pity that the conditions for EU citizens and other tourists is different.
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  • Palais Bourbon which replaced the old Alcázar de los Austrias. Obligatory tourist visit, inside is still unknown to many of my neighbours from Madrid. Not only we will see historic elements from the 18th century, but part of the recent history of Spain, as the documents of abdication of Juan Carlos on his son Philip. Impressive building and views of the South of Madrid. As often happens, we can only visit a small part.
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  • In 1734 burned the city's Alcazar fortress that stood here previously, down to the ground. The Sun King, Louis the 14th's grandson, King Philip 5 launched 4 years later the new construction, which today is the Palacio. Karl III could in 1764, so 30 years later move into the castle is characterised by Philip 5. 's French connection with classic French architecture and the big dimensions. The Castle accommodates 3000 rooms, and the Royals live here do not. They live in a small Palace outside the city. The music room is often referred to, because it contains the King's private stradivarius collection to over 100 mill DKK Square de Oriente was commissioned by Napoleon's brother, Joseph Bonaparte, who was King from the 1st 1808. He was called "the small spaces of the Kingdom", because he was preoccupied with removing the abbeys in order to give space and air in the medieval city. In the square stands the statue of King Philip IV, and it is considered the world's first equestrian statue, where the horse stands on its hind legs.
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