Madrid, Spain (4) – Palacio Real de Madrid

The official residence of the Spanish Royal Family is used only for state affairs.  The Family resides at the Palace of Zarzuela located outside of Madrid.  Because there was a state event occurring, the interior of the palace was not open to the public.  We had to keep our distance from the building.

With 3,418 rooms and almost 1.5 million square feet of floor space, this is the largest Palace in Europe.  It would have been cool to take a peek in the inside.

Plaza de Oriente, located across the plaza in front of the palace, displays Statues of the Gothic Kings

Plaza de Oriente

Jardines del Cabo Noval, north of the palace

Sabatini Gardens

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