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Old 10-30-2008, 03:02 PM
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La Zarzuela Palace, (Madrid)

Some information about the palace from Wiki:

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Is this the official royal residence??
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Is this the official royal residence??
No,The Royal Palace in Madrid is the King's Official Royal Residence,however he does not reside there.

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so sofia and juan carlos lived here before they became king and queen of spain, were there never talks about them living in a castle?
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The Kings moved into Zarzuela when they got married in 1962. They only became Kings in 1975. Franco used to live in El Pardo, when he died, they decided to stay in Zarzuela and use El Pardo as accommodation for State Guests.

The official residence for the Spanish Kings is the Royal Palace in Madrid, but it is too big and too expensive to stay there, hence it is only used for State Occasions.

All property is owned and administered by the Spanish State.
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The Queen's sister,Princess Irene also resides at the Zarzuela Palace.
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:24 PM
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The Zarzuela Palace after the Spanish Civil War

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...g-UVib6m9NO45m


Aerial view of the Palace complex today,over the past 50 years there have been a lot of wings and buildings added to the Palace.

http://api.ning.com/files/Fu1Q6N-Io2...s_/123o9y0.jpg
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The Zarzuela Palace after the Spanish Civil War

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...g-UVib6m9NO45m


Aerial view of the Palace complex today,over the past 50 years there have been a lot of wings and buildings added to the Palace.

http://api.ning.com/files/Fu1Q6N-Io2...s_/123o9y0.jpg
its a larger complex then i thought
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its a larger complex then i thought
I wouldn't mind living there
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Wow much more spread out, I hear that the Queens sister has a set of rooms and now I'm thinking she could and till be far enough away rom the king and queen to keep space, although given wats been said about the King and Queen i wonder if they live in separate areas.
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Looking at the aerial photo: the main part of the palace is the bit above the swimming pool, right? The part below the pool is also part of the palace: living areas? The part to the left looks like support buildings: garages, staff, etc? To the top left there appears to be helicopter landing areas and at the top there appears to be more support buildings. The Prince's Pavilion is not shown, correct?
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Looking at the aerial photo: the main part of the palace is the bit above the swimming pool, right? The part below the pool is also part of the palace: living areas? The part to the left looks like support buildings: garages, staff, etc? To the top left there appears to be helicopter landing areas and at the top there appears to be more support buildings. The Prince's Pavilion is not shown, correct?
You are right Harold. The Prince and Princess of Asturias home is part of the Zarzuela's land, not shown here though.

Due to security issues it's difficult these days to obtain an aerial photograph of the whole Zarzuela complex.
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Plus we must remember that the Zarzuela is the King's private residence and also due to security issues we won't be able to view the entire complex.
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Palácios Reais - Palácio da Zarzuela - *BLOG_REAL:::::::::::::::::.....
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La Zarzuela in the Architectural Digest Magazine's archives from 1992 - AD REVISITS: KING JUAN CARLOS I'S PALACIO DE LA ZARZUELA
AD Revisits: King Juan Carlos I's Palacio de la Zarzuela : Architectural Digest
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La Zarzuela in the Architectural Digest Magazine's archives from 1992 - AD REVISITS: KING JUAN CARLOS I'S PALACIO DE LA ZARZUELA
AD Revisits: King Juan Carlos I's Palacio de la Zarzuela : Architectural Digest
There are some nice photo's of the interior,I noticed the coat of arms canopy behind the King's desk is no longer there and that the fireplace now has a glassdoor!
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La Zarzuela is not really a palace but more a complex of buildings built on grounds originally belonging to the domains of El Pardo Palace. However the original hunting lodge is quite old (16th C), it has been (too) modernized in the 1960's. It almost looks like a brand new building and from the 17th C rococo interior little or nothing is left. That is a shame. For the rest it looks a very comfortable and private residence. It is understandable why King Juan Carlos preferred this one above other (much grander) royal residences.
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Arial shot of the Zarzuela Palace & grounds

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The Kings office at Zarzuela

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Do we know if the King and Queen are moving to the main house, and if JC and Sofia are moving out?
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