As the official residence of the Minister for Foreign Affairs, this building has been visited by personalities from all over the world and it is not unusual to see a foreign ruler alighting from an official car in front of the entrance.
This has not always been the case, however. It was made the Court Prison and the Hall of the Royal Court Judges by order of Philip IV and it was Philip V who turned it into a palace.
It is one of Madrid's most important surviving palaces. It is rectangular in shape with two towers at the corners and features a very characteristic combination of brickwork and granite, the latter being used for corners, doorways, lintels, window sills and the spires topping the towers.
In 1930, it was renovated by architect Pedro Muguruza, who also restored it in 1941, because of the damage it had suffered in the war.
One of the world’s leading art galleries with works by Velázquez, Goya, El Greco, Titian, Rubens and Hieronymus Bosch.
The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum takes you on a incredible journey through seven centuries of European painting.
Make your way up to the observation deck for stunning views of the city.
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