Contact details

Plaza de Parejas s/n
28300  Aranjuez, Madrid  (Madrid)
info@patrimonionacional.es
www.patrimonionacional.es
Tel.:+34 918910740
Fax.:+34 918921532

Location

Autonomous region:
Madrid

Province/Island:
Madrid

Madrid

Reservations


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Description

A royal residence.

Work on this palace, along with the adjoining monuments, was begun by Philip II and completed by Charles III of Spain, and as a result it displays a wide variety of styles.

The palace's most distinctive feature is the predominance of white and red on its façade. It was originally a recreational estate, and only assumed its monumental appearance during the reign of Philip II. However, the building we see today is the result of modifications made by Charles III, who added a large parade ground. The palace is in the style of Herrera. Special mention should be made of the façade, adorned by statues of the three kings who played a part in its construction. Particularly worth noting for their beauty and master craftsmanship are the Rococo staircase and balustrade by Bonavía; and the Porcelain Room, whose walls are lined with porcelain.

Construction:
Palace

Artistic period:
Renaissance

Historic period:
16th century

Setting:
El Labrador House, La Isla Garden, El Príncipe Garden, Las Estatuas Garden, San Antonio Church, Trades and Gentlemen's Houses.

Practical information

Schedule

From Oct 01 to Mar 31
From Tuesday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 18:00


From Apr 01 to Sep 30
From Tuesday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 20:00


Prices

General: €9
Reduced: €4

Admission free: children under 5, on 18 May, large families, ICOM members, disabled persons, and on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons for EU and Latin-American citizens.

Map


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