Monday, 29 September 2008

Royal Palace by Night...


Also called Orient palace is the biggest royal palace in western Europe it as 135.000m² and more than 3.000 rooms...
It's construction began in 1738, work of the architects Fillippo Juvara, Juan Bautista Sachetti, Ventura Rodriguez and Francesco Sabatini; but it was not untill 1964 that the king Carlos III (Charles III) could finaly live in his new "home"...

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11 comments:

Blognote said...

A beautiful photo, indeed!!
A massive building, infact much bigger than Buckingham Palace.

(I would like to add you on my bloglist which I visit every day).

Olivier said...

il est superbe ce château, et bravo pour ta belle photo de nuit. Tu devrais faire un panoramique, cela devrait rendre magnifiquement.

it is this beautiful castle, and congratulations for your beautiful photo night. You should take a view, this should magnificently.

JM said...

Grande foto!!!
I've never been inside...

Lori said...

It's absolutely spectacular! I guess the flag flying means that the King is home? That's a beautiful photo!!

babooshka said...

Beautiful sightshot

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'm glad I don't have that many rooms in my house. ;-) That's 9 or 10 rooms to clean every day just to clean each room once a year. Too much work!!

Very beautiful building, though.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I wonder where the king lived before he moved in?
Nice photo. The earthy color contrasts nicely with the night sky.

Ilse said...

Love the photo! Love the place! I could see myself there, definitely.

My Life In Montreal said...

I visited Madrid when I was 16, but I don't remember much of it. What a beautiful picture:)

Saretta said...

I toured the palace in 1986, it was quite impressive!

magiceye said...

wow impressive ... all the more so because it has been beautifully shot!