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Aranjuez

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  • 29 miles South of the capital, the city of Aranjuez is located in a fertile plain through which runs the Tagus. With its Royal Palace, this ancient summer residence for the Bourbon Family is one of the most important monumental and artistic sites of Spain. The throne room and its beautiful tapestry works, the Porcelain (china) room and the Arab style smoking room are unmissable. Yet the city is first ...
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  • Aranjuez, formerly a royal summer residence, lies on the Tagus, 29mi south of Madrid, and and its gardens and palaces follow the course of the river
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  • This palace was begun by Philip II and was completed by Charles III, which explains its range of styles.
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  • The palace is one of the residences of the Spanish royal family and is mostly used as a spring residence. The rooms, paintings and tapestries have all been renovated.
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  • The palace is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built by Isidro Gonzalez Velazquez and Santiago de Bonavia in the 17th century.
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Amy Adejokun
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29 miles South of the capital, the city of Aranjuez is located in a fertile plain through which runs the Tagus. With its Royal Palace, this ancient summer residence for the Bourbon Family is one of the most important monumental and artistic sites of Spain. The throne room and its beautiful tapestry works, the Porcelain (china) room and the Arab style smoking room are unmissable. Yet the city is first of all famous for its superb gardens and beautiful fountains.

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Aranjuez: the key figures

Surface area : 605.8 km2

Population : 3255944 inhabitants

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