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Madrid — Palace Silvela

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Madrid - Palace SilvelaPalace Silvela is Jardín Silvela at 150m to the south-west of the palace.

It was built by order of the Po consort Isabella II, Prince Francisco de Asis de Bourbon in 1860 for his cousin Adalbert of Bavaria, who married one of the Spanish Infante. The architect of the palace was José Segundo de Lima, who created the project in the so-called zhanre Gothic rationalism, so the building has a romantic "medieval" features. Brick facade of the palace otdelan white stone from Colmenar.

But Isabella II was deposed and the royal family was exiled from Spain, so that Prince Adalbert did not manage to live in this palace. Instead, it settled an influential minister of the time Don Francisco Silvela, who lived in it let a lot, and from whose name the palace takes its current name.

During the Civil War in Spain, it was located respublikanskoe Cheka (Spanish Communists called them just that: la checa - in honor of the eponymous organization of their Russian counterparts). Then out of the palace disappeared valuable paintings, library and furniture. Zatem building went away to war, so that by 1962, when he began his restoration, it was almost destroyed, hotya he is currently listed in the order.

Other attractions in Madrid:

The Prado Museum
Plaza Mayor
The Royal Palace
Catedral de la Almudena de Madrid
Museo Nacional Centro de arte Reina Sofia
Plaza de Cervantes
Puerta del Sol
Iglesia San Francisco el Grande
Real Jardin Botanico
laza Espana
Iglesia de San Antonio
Puerta de Alcala
Palacio Silvela
Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes de Alcala de Henares
Puerta de Toledo
El Rastro
Puerta de los Martires