167/365 challenge / by Carolina Negel _Architectural Photography

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Welcome to the Royal Palace!

Color noise on the clouds due to strong artificial lightning in Madrid. On the pic, one of the iconic places for tourists and locals alike, the Royal Palace (Palacio Real).

History:  The palace, inspired by sketches made by Bernini for the construction of the Louvre in Paris, is built in the form of a square and looks out over a large courtyard with galleries and a parade ground. The decoration of the palace's rooms and their layout has gradually changed over the years as the building has been adapted to suit the needs of its residents.

It comprises over 3000 rooms!!!