Salon de Reinos del Palacio del Buen Retiro, Madrid

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Buen Retiro Palace in Madrid was a large palace complex designed by the architect Alonso Carbonell and built on the orders of Philip IV of Spain as a secondary residence and place of recreation . It was built in what was then the eastern limits of the city of Madrid. Today what little remains of its buildings and gardens forms the Retiro Park.HistoryPhilip IV used to stay occasionally in some rooms annexed to the monastery of San Jerónimo el Real (close to the current location of the Prado Museum, which received the name of the Royal Quarters. The reason for these frequent visits could be that the so-called Planet King particularly enjoyed walking in the attached farm, property of the Count-Duke of Olivares, his royal favourite and minister.Olivares, with the intention of pleasing the monarch, planned in 1629 and started in 1630 the construction of a series of offices and pavilions as an extension of the Royal Quarters, which ended up forming the Buen Retiro Palace. The building of the palace was not something planned from the start, but occurred over a period of seven years (until 1640 during which further additions were built successively). Once finished, the palace consisted of more than 20 buildings and two large open squares used for court entertainments and various other acts. The palace complex was surrounded by a large expanse of gardens and ponds, giving it a playful character.
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  • Salon de Reinos del Palacio del Buen Retiro is an old royal palace, but is now closed to visitors. It was built in the early 17th century and during its heyday it was full of splendour. It has served....  more »
  • Not many visitors seem to make it here. This area has many spectacular buildings located between the rear of The Prado and then beautiful new formal gardens on the west side of the Park Retiro.  more »
  • Salon de Reinos del Palacio del Buen Retiro is an old palace situated between thr Retiro and the Prado. It occupies the middle of a large square and judging by the old writing on the building it used....  more »

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