In my previous post, I talked about the Grand Staircase at Palacio Real. You can’t miss this stairwell. You will enter and exit from here. So, imagine a grand entrance and grand exit. 😉
The staircase isn’t just grand that screams opulence but it’s laden with interesting artworks. From the landing to the walls and to the ceiling, art masterpieces are enshrined. They are but reminders of the influence, power and grandeur of the Spanish monarchy.
A Look Inside the Royal Palace of Madrid
This is the Grand Staircase at Palacio Real of Madrid.
The steps are made of San Agustin Marble.
On the landing, there are two lions made by two different sculptors (Felipe de Castro and Robert Michel).
The frescoes on the ceiling portrays “Religion Protected by Spain.”
Do you know that Spain was the one who brought Christianity to the Philippines? The Spanish ruled there for 333 years! The country’s name is actually in honour of King Philip!
In the middle, you can find the statue of Charles III wearing a Roman toga.
The Grand Staircase was built by Sabatini in 1789. In fact, behind the palace is the Sabatini Gardens named after him.
OH, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO!
- Don Quixote Tapestry at Palacio Real
- A Look Inside The Splendid Royal Palace of Madrid
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- Chocolateria de San Gines – Where Churros Taste Good
- MADO 2016 – Carrera de Tacones
- The Hideout of the Robinhood of Madrid
- Things to do at El Retiro Park
- Pride Critic Madrid 2016 Orgullo
- Madrid Sunset from Terrazas Circulo Las Bellas Artes
- Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas – Where to Watch Bullfight in Madrid
- The Inside and Outside Beauty of Cibeles Palace
- Botin Restaurant – The Oldest in the World
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