- 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 Palace of Madrid(Madrid) ( official residenceof 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:
Alcázar of Sevilleunder 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
* [http://www.patrimonionacional.es/en/home.htm Patrimonio Nacional]
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