Detailed review by auraobie
Derby, United Kingdom
A beautiful, grand building set in flourishing, fertile gardens. From afar, this building really does portray the riches and grace of the Spanish Capital. The sun refelcts brightly from the white pillars as the building rises up in the distance. The building itself promotes a sense of great majesty, the proud (official) home of the Royals of Spain, representing a proud and successful history. There is nothing more pleasant than sitting enjoying a beverage in Plaza Oriente reading Don Quixote, looking up to gaze occasionally at this magnificent structure on a fine day in May. However, as you get closer, the cracks begin to show and the facade appears more and more aged and grey, symbolising perhaps an end in European patrioism and individuality as the European Union grows in stature. On the other hand, a romantic may view such aging as natural process as the city of Madrid matures and evolves, the Palace becoming a representation of what was. Either way, this beautiful (if aging) building continues to stand tall and majestic, a wonderful tribute to Spain and its colourful history.