The origins of the palace date back to the 9th century, when the Muslim kingdom of Toledo, concerned about its defense against Christian attacks, built a fortress that would later be used by the kings of Castile. In the 16th century the Alcazar was built on the same foundations.
Inside you can see fresco paintings, a tour of the various rooms allows you to discover the legacy of artists such as Giaquinto, Tiepolo, Mengs, Bayeu and Maella.
Address: Plaza de la Independencia, Madrid. Best reach the palace walking from Madrid city center, it is located just few minutes walking from main center spots: Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, etc. Tube station is Ópera (Line 2).