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Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

This building is very old. I believe the guide said something like 1490. That’s from the time of Columbus which is completely amazing to me. It’s very cool to look at and think about the architecture of the building and the history of what has...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

In Madrid we came across some magnificent buildings and Palacio De Santa Cruz ( Palace Of The Holy Cross ) was yet another amazing building that we chanced on. Located very close to Plaza Mayor, this building was built between 1629 and 1643 in the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

This Palace is currently where the Spanish the Minister of Foreign Affairs is housed. The construction is a work from the Spanish architect Jaun Gómez de Mora and was previously a prison. It had its construction done from 1629 to 1636. The Palace is located...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Just across the street from Plaza Mayor, thousands of people pass by it daily but I bet you just few know its story. Built in 1629 by Philip IV it was a Court house, a jail and later as a palace. Now is the house...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

We past this property several times going between Plaza Mayor and our hotel. It had a lovely square on the back side. Until I saw this attraction in on tripadvisor, I did not realize the building had another front. Anyways beautiful building on a great...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street
performers, colorful lights, window shopping,
restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and
churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a
collection of plazas interconnected by a network of
side streets. Some of these side streets are wide
pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so
it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
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