With all glory Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real de Madrid) stands high in Madrid, the capital of Spain. Besides the fact that original purpose of Royal Palace of Madrid is to serve as the residency of Spanish Royal Family, this magnificent palace is only used occasionally for state ceremonies.
The total floor area of the Royal Palace of Madrid is 135,000 square meters which makes it the largest palace in terms of floor area. Royal Palace of Madrid has spacious 3,418 rooms. The construction of palace took place from 1738 to 1755. Today this glorified palace is opened to public at a nominal entrance fee of €11.
The architecture style of Royal Palace of Madrid follows Baroque and Classicism. The interiors and exteriors are adorned with frescos on ceilings, fine art pieces and classy furnishings. Every room with its graceful finishing seems to be more opulent then the previous one. The notable interior is a fine example and a great display for its wealth of art.
At Royal Palace of Madrid, the art lovers can find paintings of several known artists including Caravaggio, Velázquez and Francisco de Goya. There are also frescoes by Corrado Giaquinto, Juan de Flandes, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo and Anton Raphael Mengs to be marveled at. Other displayed items include Royal Armoury of Madrid, Porcelain, Watches, Furniture, Silverware and the world’s only complete Stradivarius string quintet.
The exterior of the palace includes Plaza de la Armería, Plaza de Oriente, Campo del Moro Gardens and Sabatini Gardens while the interior includes Grand Staircase, Royal Library, Royal Pharmacy and Royal Armory on the ground floor. On the first floor there are King Charles III’s Apartments, Queen’s Apartments and Banqueting Hall, Apartments of Infante Luis, Royal Chapel and the Crown Room.
The current Google rating of the Royal Palace of Madrid is 4.4 stars. Most of the people find Royal Palace of Madrid too beautiful to be real. Royal Palace of Madrid is admired a lot for its architecture, furnishing, collections and exterior. The Royal Palace needs to be on the list of the travelers planning to visit Spain.