The baroque Royal Palace (Palacio Real de Madrid) was built on the site of a former fortress, the AlcŠzar, which burnt down in 1734. The palace has 135000 sqm of floorspace and 2800 rooms, which make it the largest palace in Europe. It is adjacent the Almudena cathedral and oversees the Campo del Moro gardens immediately beneath it. The Royal Palace is the official residence of the King of Spain.

01 Plaza de Armas square 02 Plaza de Armas square 03 Royal palace
04 Royal palace 05 Lamppost 06 Lamppost 07 Facade with emblems and bells 08 Royal palace 09 Campo del Moro gardens
10 Campo del Moro gardens 11 Fountain in Campo del Moro gardens 12 Fountain in Campo del Moro gardens 13 Fountain in Campo del Moro gardens 14 Royal palace
15 Royal palace 16 Campo del Moro gardens 17 Campo del Moro gardens 18 Campo del Moro gardens 19 Campo del Moro gardens 20 Campo del Moro gardens
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