The Royal Palace of Aranjuez is one of the residences of the Spanish Royal Family, managed and maintained by the National Trust.

English: Aranjuez, Palacio Real (Royal Palace)
Aranjuez, Palacio Real (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Located in the Villa de Aranjuez (Madrid), on the banks of the Tajo River.

It was built by Felipe II of Spain, who entrusted the project to the architect Juan Bautista de Toledo, who died during its construction, so that his pupil Juan de Herrera was commissioned to finish the work.

English: Detail of the interior of the Royal P...
Detalle del interior del Palacio Real de Aranjuez (Comunidad de Madrid, España). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Throughout the seventeenth century the work was stopped until Fernando undertook a major expansion, which will be continued by Carlos III.

English: Tagus River in Aranjuez (Community of...
Río Tajo a su paso por Aranjuez (Comunidad de Madrid, España). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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