Royal Palace : Michelin's recommendations
This stone and brick building dates back to the 18C and has a real unity of style, despite many modifications. Opposite a vast square stands the ceremonial courtyard, surrounded by a main building and two wings. In the corners stand two pavilions topped with a dome. The arrangement of the rooms has not changed since the 19C. The ceremonial staircase was built under Felipe V by the Italian Giacomo Bonavia. The bust of Louis XIV by the sculptor Coysevox is a reminder of the French ancestors of Felipe V. The throne room is hung with red velvet and contains rococo furniture and a painted ceiling representing an allegory of the monarchy. The porcelain room is the most gracious and interesting part of the palace. It is entirely made up of work from the factory at of the Buen Retiro in Madrid in 1763 and includes plates of white porcelain run with garlands and reliefs showing schenes from Chinese life, exotic subjects and children at play. The sculpted and painted wooden doors, the chandelier and the marble floor finish the effect. At the end of a guided tour, you can walk through the reconstruction of life in the palace at the time of Alfonso XIII, with the surprising appearance of a gym room and tricycle.
- Address : N4 E - 28300 Aranjuez28300Aranjuez
- Phone : 918910740
- E-mail : email@example.com
- Website : http://www.patrimonionacional.es
- Prices : 9 € (-16 years old 4 €)