Palacio Real

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The Royal Palace of Madrid or Palace Real is the official residence of the Royal Highness of the city of Madrid. Though King Felipe VI do not reside in that palace, and chose Palacio de la Zarzuela as their residency. Palacio Real is now used only for state ceremonies. The palace is located on the Bailen Street and is easily accessible from Opera metro station.

Palacio Royal refers to the Royal palace of the Madrid, which is the largest building in Madrid. It is not the official residence of the king, yet all the major ceremonies take palce here. It is also refered to as the Palacio de Oriente sometimes are it is located close to Plaza de Oriente square. the origin of this dates backs to the times when the Alcazar castle was built here during the 16th century when the Muslim Kingdom ruled in Toledo. The current palace was built when King Felipe V decided to build a palace for his Borbon dynasty during the perid of 1738 and 1755. The palace now contains the furniture, paintings, ceramics and tapestries which attract visitors form all over the world. It islocated on the Bailen street.

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