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Contact details

Calle Manuel Alonso s/n
28048  Madrid  (Madrid)
info@patrimonionacional.es
http://www.patrimonionacional.es/Home/Palacios-Reales/Palacio-Real-de-El-Pardo.aspx
Tel.:+34 913761500
Fax.:+34 913760452
Fax.:+34 913761287

Location

Autonomous region:
Madrid

Province/Island:
Madrid

Madrid

Description

An old royal residence

This Royal Palace in Madrid is on El Pardo Hill, which has almost 16,000 hectares of woodland, to the north of the city.

It was built in the 16th century, during the reign of Philip II, over the remains of a small castle that Charles I constructed in the 15th century. This is why El Pardo Palace inherited the structure of a medieval castle with towers at the corners, surrounded by a moat. Besides its architectural beauty, the monument is also outstanding for its interior decoration. It has wonderful tapestries following the compositions of artists like Bayeu and Goya. You can also see 18th- and 19th-century furniture, and works of art such as Juan de Flandes’ Portrait of Isabella the Catholic and Ribera’s Portrait of Don Juan José de Austria on horseback. Since 1983 it has been used as residence of foreign heads of state on official visits to Spain.

Construction:
Palace

Artistic period:
Baroque

Historic period:
18th century

Setting:
El Príncipe House, La Zarzuela Palace, Capuchinos Convent.

Practical information

Schedule

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


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

Mondays, 1 and 6 January, 1 and 15 May, 9 November, and 24, 25 and 31 December.


Prices

General: €9
Reduced: €4
Children aged 5 16, over 65s from EU member states and Latin American countries, and students with ID up to age 25.
Admission free Children under 5, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons for European Union and Latin
American citizens, and on 18 May.
ICOM members and associations: Admission free
Disabled persons: Admission free
Large families: Admission free

Services

Guided tours

Map


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