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It was their own decision not to live there, they prefered Zarzuela Palace. Royal Palace of Madrid is massive, the photographs don't make justice, the place is really overwhelming. They only used it for state ceremonies, official receptions ... It's the biggest Royal Palace of Europe, I understand why the royals doesn't want to live there.

But for me, the most beautiful Royal Palaces of Spain is "La Granja de Sal Ildefonso" and Royal Palace of Aranjuez, and Royal Palace of Madrid of course.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:55 AM
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Exhibition "Great bookbindings in the Royal Library (XV Century - XXI Century)" at the Royal Palace of Madrid

Grandes Encuadernaciones en las Bibliotecas Reales
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It was their own decision not to live there, they prefered Zarzuela Palace. Royal Palace of Madrid is massive, the photographs don't make justice, the place is really overwhelming. They only used it for state ceremonies, official receptions ... It's the biggest Royal Palace of Europe, I understand why the royals doesn't want to live there.

But for me, the most beautiful Royal Palaces of Spain is "La Granja de Sal Ildefonso" and Royal Palace of Aranjuez, and Royal Palace of Madrid of course.
The Palacio Real de La Granja is also one of my favourites

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The splendor of the table Gala of the Royal Palace for the first time, in view

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El esplendor de la mesa de Gala del Palacio Real, por primera vez, a la vista | Realeza | Noticias hola.com
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The splendor of the table Gala of the Royal Palace for the first time, in view

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El esplendor de la mesa de Gala del Palacio Real, por primera vez, a la vista | Realeza | Noticias hola.com
More on the Royal Gala Banquet Table from hola

El esplendor de la mesa de gala del Palacio Real, por primera vez a la vista
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The Royal Palace of Madrid will host an exhibition called "From El Bosque to Tiziano. Art and marvel at the Escorial". The exhibition will start in September this year (2013) and will end in January 2014:

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The Royal Palace of Madrid will host an exhibition called "From El Bosque to Tiziano. Art and marvel at the Escorial". The exhibition will start in September this year (2013) and will end in January 2014:

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Here's a link to the exhibition,sounds fascinating!

Patrimonio Nacional - De El Bosco a Tiziano. Arte y maravilla en El Escorial
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Thanks for the link An Ard Ri. It does sound like a very interesting exhibition!
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The Royal Palace of Madrid has a new room open to visitors. The Lounge Maria Cristina now called Crown Room. The Crown and royal scepter are exhibited to the public for the first time. Also found in the room: the original throne of King Carlos III, the Golden Fleece, the table of sphinxes, document abdication of King Juan Carlos I and the first speech of King Felipe VI.

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The Palace of Versailles has a Hall of Mirrors. However it is not the only palace which has this. The Royal Palace of Madrid also has a Hall of Mirrors. King Charles IV was responsible for the Spanish Hall of Mirrors.
It was informative to learn that the Royal Palace was inspired by sketches made by Bernini for the construction of the Louvre in Paris.
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The Royal Palace of Madrid has a new room open to visitors. The Lounge Maria Cristina now called Crown Room. The Crown and royal scepter are exhibited to the public for the first time. Also found in the room: the original throne of King Carlos III, the Golden Fleece, the table of sphinxes, document abdication of King Juan Carlos I and the first speech of King Felipe VI.



Apertura de la Sala de la Corona en el Palacio Real de Madrid | Patrimonio Nacional

I just saw these, this weekend.
The palace is lovely, though the crown rather plain looking


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Exhibition "Carlos III. Majesty and Ornate in the Scenarios of the Illustrated King" in the Royal Palace of Madrid

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Looks like a highly interesting exhibition on King Carlos III
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The Royal Palace of Madrid

Familia Real Española: El Palacio Real de Madrid: de las lujosas capillas públicas al bombardeo frustrado de un hermano de Franco. Noticias de Casas Reales

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The Royal Palace of Madrid was the most visited site in 2016

El Palacio Real de Madrid, el más visitado de 2016


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Thanks Eya,very interesting and I also noticed that the dinner service plates have the royal monogram of Juan Carlos/Sofia,wonder if we will see Felipe/Letizia one in the future?

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A view from the dinning room:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5jEOevWAAA_ShM.jpg

It's such a beautiful room, one of the most impressive of all the palace, IMO. The ceiling is splendid as well:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KXJvfPdg9m...edor_jlj31.jpg
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Thanks Eya,very interesting and I also noticed that the dinner service plates have the royal monogram of Juan Carlos/Sofia,wonder if we will see Felipe/Letizia one in the future?

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The cutlery is from Alfonso XII reign (except for the fish cutlery, it wasn't used then and it was purchased for his son's Alfonso XIII wedding). The dinner service and the glassware were renovated during Juan Carlos reign, the only thing that has been bought during the still short reign of Felipe VI are the tablecloths
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The cutlery is from Alfonso XII reign (except for the fish cutlery, it wasn't used then and it was purchased for his son's Alfonso XIII wedding). The dinner service and the glassware were renovated during Juan Carlos reign, the only thing that has been bought during the still short reign of Felipe VI are the tablecloths
Its nothing short of a miracle that the silver cutlery service from Alfonso XII/III survived the turmoil that ensued following the exile of the SRF!
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