Tours to visit the Royal Palace of Aranjuez from Madrid

Aranjuez is one of the most monumental places that can be visited in the Autonomous Community of Madrid. There you can discover a town full of historic buildings from many eras, an evocative landscape running along the Tajo and Jarama rivers, and overall a palatial complex formed by the Royal Palace and extensive gardens that surround it. This forms the Royal Site and the Town of Aranjuez, which has been named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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Therefore, the construction is a fusion of different styles, from the Renaissance to Rococo art and Neoclassicism, and although the architecture is quite uniform, many of the rooms inside give a beautiful look into the history of art from various centuries, in places like the Throne Room, the China Room or the Porcelain Cabinet.

And regarding the gardens that surround the palace, there are also many areas from different ages, from the Island Garden or the Flowerbed Garden, which were designed in the 16th century at the same time as to palace, to others designed later, like the Prince’s Garden from the 18th century or the Garden of Isabel II, from the 19th century. In short, it is a natural complex with beautiful scenery and works of art that have inspired many prior artists, including the celebrated composer Joaquín Rodrigo, author of the famous Concerto of the Gardens of Aranjuez.

But in addition to the Royal Palace and the Gardens, this town also has a monumental historic area. In its old downtown area, places like the Governor’s House or the House of Trades and Knights can be discovered, as well as churches like that of San Antonio and the Convent of San Pascual. And don’t forget the emblematic places like Cocheras de la Reina Madre.