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Madrid, Palacio Liria

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Madrid

Palacio Liria is a 18th century architectural gem, faithfully rebuilt after its destruction during the Spanish Civil War. This sumptuous neoclassical palace is barely visible from the famous Calle Princesa, because of the growth of its English landscape garden. Commissioned by King Felipe V’s favorite, the Conde Duque de Olivares, Palacio Liria has been the residence of the House of Alba for the last two centuries.
In order to visit Palacio Liria, a special appointment is needed. Inside Palacio Liria there is one of the most important private collections of Spain, with paintings by El Greco, Titian, Fray Engélico and Velasquez.