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December 22, 2018

Spain: Madrid, Palacio Real

Palacio Real de Madrid

Built at the site of a 9th-century Moorish fortress, an Alcázar, the Royal Palace of Madrid or Palacio Real de Madrid is said to be the largest functioning royal palace in Europe by floor area. The palace has 1,450,000 sq ft of floor space and 3,418 rooms. It makes Versailles’s mere 721,182 sq ft and 700 rooms seem like an economy château by comparison. (more…)

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