Spanish royal sites


Spanish royal sites

The royal sites (Spanish: "reales sitios") are a set of palaces, monasteries, and convents built for and under the patronage of the Spanish monarchy. They are administered by Patrimonio Nacional "(National Heritage)", a Spanish state agency; most are open to the public, at least in part, except when they are needed for state or official events.

Here is a list of the Patrimonio Nacional royal sites, with the provinces where they are located.

Royal palaces

* Royal Palace of Madrid (Madrid) (official residence of the King)
* Royal Seat of San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Royal Castle & Monastery of El Escorial (Madrid)
* Royal Palace of El Pardo (Madrid)
** Palace of Zarzuela (Madrid) ("de facto" residence of the King and Royal Family, part of the larger El Pardo complex)
* Royal Palace of Aranjuez (Madrid)
* Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso (Segovia)
* Royal Palace of Riofrío (Segovia)
* Royal Palace of La Almudaina (Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands)

Royal convents and monasteries

* Convent of Las Descalzas Reales (Madrid)
* Royal Convent of La Encarnación (Madrid)
* Royal Convent of Santa Clara (Valladolid)
* Abbey of Santa Maria la Real de Huelgas (Burgos)
* Benedictine Abbey of Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caídos (Madrid)

Sanctuaries under royal patronage

* Pantheon of Illustrious Men (Madrid)
* Convent of San Pascual (Madrid)
* Convent of Santa Isabel (Madrid)
* Colegio de Doncellas Nobles (Toledo)

Other royal sites residences

These current or historical royal residences are well known but are not administered by Patrimonio Nacional:
* Royal Alcázar of Seville under the care of Patronato del Real Alcázar de Sevilla.
* Albéniz Palace (the King's official residence in Catalonia) in the city of Barcelona, under the care of Generalitat de Catalunya.
* Marivent Palace (the King's summer residence) in Palma de Mallorca, under the care of Government of the Balearic Islands.
* Valladolid Royal Palace (Valladolid, Castile)
* Royal Residence of La Mareta (Lanzarote, Canary Islands)
* Palacio del Buen Retiro, Madrid - historical, destroyed
* San Jeronimo el Real‎, Church/Monastery, Madrid

External links

* [http://www.patrimonionacional.es/en/home.htm Patrimonio Nacional]


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