Contact details

Plaza de Parejas s/n
28300  Aranjuez, Madrid  (Madrid)
info@patrimonionacional.es
http://www.patrimonionacional.es/real-sitio/palacios/6251
Tel.:902044454
Fax.:+34 918921532

Location

Madrid

Reservations


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    Accessibility. Accessible environments and services in Spain.

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    National Heritage certification


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, Casas de Oficios y Caballeros.

Practical information

Schedule

  • From Oct 01 to Mar 31
  • From Tuesday to Sunday

    From 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
  • Closing days: Monday
  • From Apr 01 to Sep 30
  • From Tuesday to Sunday

    From 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM
  • Closing days: Monday

Ticket office open up to one hour before closing time for monument. Closed: 1 and 6 January, 1 May and 24, 25 and 31 December and days of official events announced on the National Heritage website.

Prices

  • General: €9
  • Reduced: €4

Admission free: under-5s, 18 May, 12 October, large families (when the tour is being taken by, at least, one adult and three of his or her children, or two if one of them is disabled), ICOM members, disabled people, teachers, unemployed people and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday (October to March) and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (April to September) for European Union and Ibero-American citizens.

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