On a weekend visit to Madrid a few years ago, we spent the morning visiting the Palacio Real De Madrid, the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family but only used in official State ceremonies. The Spanish Royal Family resides in Zarzuela Palace outside of Madrid. When in Madrid, never miss visiting this huge and grand palace to view the majestically decorated chambers including the Throne Hall, the Oriental Room, the State Dining Room, all filled with works of art and fantastic furniture. Construction began in 1734 for 26 years. The gardens were designed by Francesco Sabatini. My favourite part of our visit was visiting the Spanish Armoury on the outer building on the left side of the Palace. Inside are all of the collections of the Spanish Armoury mostly from the 15th Century, considered best in the World that consist of full body armours, weapons and even armours for their horses. It is a collection not to be missed and truly amazing.
May you all have a relaxing weekend.