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Palacio Real de El Pardo is a Spanish royal palace near Madrid. It began as a royal hunting pavillion and became an alternative residence of the kings of Spain until Alfonso XII, who died in the palace. Flag Coat of Arms Coordinates: 40° 23’N , 3°69′0″W Time Zone: CET (GMT +1) Administration Administrative Divisions 21 Barrios in Madrid 127 Comunidad Autónoma Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid Mayor Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón | PP City Characteristics Land Area 607 km² Population 3,228,359 2005... Alfonso XII of Spain (November 28, 1857 _ November 25, 1885), was king of Spain, reigning from 1875 to 1885, after a coup detat restored the monarchy and ended the ephemeral First Spanish Republic. ...


It was King Enrique III who ordered the building of the pavillion in the beginning of the fifteenth century (1406) on the mount of El Pardo, because of its abundant game. Later, in the time of Carlos I (1547), it was transformed in a palace. Carlos III renewed the building in the eighteenth century, appointing his architect Francesco Sabatini for the job. It was newly transformed in the twentieth century, doubling its size be repeating to the east its original structure. Henry III (October 4, 1379 — 1406), sometimes known as Henry the Sufferer or Henry the Infirm (Spanish: Enrique el Doliente) was the son of John I and succeeded him as King of Castile and León in 1390. ... Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor and King of Aragon and Castile. ... Charles III (January 20, 1716 – December 14, 1788) was king of Spain from 1759 to 1788. ... Puerta de Alcalá in Madrid, was designed and built by Francesco Sabatini Convento de San Pascual de Aranjuez Francesco Sabatini (1722, Palermo, Italy - 1797, Madrid, Spain), also known as Francisco Sabatini was an Italian architect of the 18th century who worked in Spain. ...


Francisco Franco lived in the palace after the Spanish Civil War. Francisco El Caudillo Franco. ... Combatants Second Spanish Republic Foreign volunteers Soviet Union CNT militia UGT militia POUM militia Nationalist Spain Fascist Italy Nazi Germany Foreign volunteers Falangists Carlists Commanders Manuel Azaña Francisco Largo Caballero Juan Negrín Francisco Franco Emilio Mola The Spanish Civil War, which lasted from July 17, 1936 to April...


After Franco's death, it has been used as a residence for visiting heads of state. A head of state or chief of state is the chief public representative of a nation-state, federation or commonwealth, whose role generally includes personifying the continuity and legitimacy of the state and exercising the political powers, functions and duties granted to the head of state in the countrys...



Spanish royal sites Spanish coat of arms
Palaces:
Palacio Real de Madrid | Zarzuela | El Escorial | El Pardo | Aranjuez | La Granja | Riofrío | Alcázares de Sevilla | La Almudena
Royal monasteries:
Descalzas Reales | La Encarnación | Sta. Clara de Tordesillas | Las Huelgas | Valle de los Caídos
Sanctuaries under royal patronage:
Panteón de Hombres Ilustres | San Pascual | Sta. Isabel | Colegio de Doncellas Nobles

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El Pardo - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre (594 words)
El pueblo, de forma alargada y estrecha, se extiende a lo largo del río Manzanares, y se encuentra a ocho kilómetros de la zona más cercana de Madrid.
El rey Alfonso XII murió aquí en 1885.
El Pardo ofrece al visitante numerosas alternativas de turismo, además de actividades deportivas, pesca y un agradable (aunque polémico) paseo al borde del río Manzanares.
Biografia de Felipe Pardo y Aliaga (1760 words)
El más alto fue el de vicepresidente del Consejo de Estado, en 1851.
Pardo fue un autor prolijo, sobresaliendo en sus versos satíricos y en sus cuentos costumbristas.
El mayor de ellos, Manuel Pardo y Lavalle (1834), llegó a convertirse en el primer presidente civil del Perú (1972).
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