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Royal Palace

Royal Palace in Madrid

The 18th-century Royal Palace, (Palacio Real de Madrid) with its extravagant interior, is located on the edge of the old part of Madrid at Plaza Oriente. The former residence of the Spanish Kings has a colossal number of rooms, 2,500 Gobelins, 870 windows, 240 balconies, 110 major entrances, 44 sets of stairs, world's largest weapons collections, 200,000-book library, art collection and gardens. It is Madrid's second most important attraction. Among the main eye-catchers are the Throne Room and Gala Dining Room, still used by the present king for state receptions. Open daily, except when used by the King.


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