The The Royal Palace
is the citys largest and most impressive building. Feel like royalty when you visit this beautiful palace, just a short walk from Sol
, this must-see monument will transport you to a bygone era of regal customs and fascinating traditions. Appreciate the sense of history as you visit the 50 ornately decorated rooms which have been opened to the public. Originally built to replace a Moorish fortress in the middle ages, it suffered a fire in the 18th century and the building was replaced to accommodate King Charles the 3rd. The interior allows us to marvel at the luxury and excess of the Bourbon dynasty, each king added his own decorative touch such as the Hall of Mirrors added by Charles the 4th and many decorative details such as clocks and chandeliers added by Ferdinand the 7th.
Unfortunately the royals now reside in the outskirts of Madrid but the astounding decoration allows us to be transported back in time and imagine ourselves at one of the royal balls or furtive meetings in hidden passageways. Against this luxurious backdrop you can explore the personalities of the idiosyncratic royals by revealing the secrets of their lives and loves.
The nearest metro
stop is Opera, lines 2 and 5 and the nearest luxury Madrid hotels are Apartosuite Jardines de Sabatini
, El Coloso
and Tryp Ambassador