Palacio Real de El Pardo is a Spanish royal palace in Madrid. Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Madrid (pronounced in English in Spanish and colloquially in Spain) is the Capital and largest city of Spain. The palace is owned by the Spanish state and administered by the Patrimonio Nacional agency. Patrimonio Nacional (National Heritage is a Spanish state agency under the jurisdiction of the Prime Minister of Spain, that administers the sites owned by the Spanish It began as a royal hunting pavilion and became an alternative residence of the kings of Spain until Alfonso XII, who died in the palace in 1885.
It was King Enrique III who ordered the building of the pavilion in 1406, on the mount of El Pardo, because of its abundant game. Henry III ( October 4, 1379 –1406 sometimes known as Henry the Sufferer or Henry the Infirm (Enrique el Doliente was the son of John Later, in the time of Carlos I (1547), it was transformed into a palace. Charles V (24 February 1500 &ndash 21 September 1558 was On 13 March 1604, a massive fire destroyed many of the paintings, including masterpieces by Titian. Events 1138 - Cardinal Gregorio Conti is elected Antipope as Victor IV, succeeding Anacletus II. Tiziano Vecelli or Tiziano Vecellio (c 1485 &ndash August 27 1576 better known as Titian, was the leading painter of the 16th-century Venetian Carlos III renewed the building in the eighteenth century, appointing his architect Francesco Sabatini for the job. Charles III ( January 20, 1716 – December 14, 1788) was King of Spain 1700–88 (as Carlos III King of Naples and Francesco Sabatini (1722 Palermo, Italy - 1797 Madrid, Spain) also known as Francisco Sabatini was an Italian Architect It was newly transformed in the twentieth century, doubling its size by repeating to the east its original structure.
The interior decoration includes a ceiling frescoed by Gaspar Becerra, and paintings by Vicenzo Carducho and Cabrera. Gaspar Becerra (1520-1570 was a Spanish painter and sculptor He was born at Baeza in Andalusia.
Francisco Franco lived in the palace after the Spanish Civil War. Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo Franco y Bahamonde (born December 4, 1892 in Ferrol, died November 20, 1975 in Madrid The Spanish Civil War was a major conflict in Spain that started after an attempted Coup d'état committed by parts of the army against the government of After Franco's death, it has been used as a residence for visiting heads of state. Head of state is the generic term for the individual or collective office that serves as the chief public representative of a Monarchic or Republican Nation-state
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Descalzas Reales | La Encarnación | Sta. The royal sites ( Spanish: reales sitios) are a set of Palaces monasteries, and Convents built for and under the patronage of the A palace is a grand residence especially the home of a Head of state or some other high-ranking Public figure. El Escorial is one of the Spanish royal sites and functions as a monastery royal palace museum and school The Alcázar of Seville (Spanish "Alcázares Reales de Sevilla" or "Royal Alcazars of Seville" is a royal palace in Seville, Spain. This article concerns the buildings occupied by monastics. For the life inside monasteries and its historical roots see Monasticism. Clara de Tordesillas | Las Huelgas | Valle de los Caídos
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Panteón de Hombres Ilustres | San Pascual | Sta. The Valle de los Caídos (in English Valley of the Fallen) is a monumental memorial in the municipality of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, erected at Cuelgamuros Valley Isabel | Colegio de Doncellas Nobles