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Encyclopedia > Palacio de la Zarzuela

The Palacio de la Zarzuela is a residence of the King of Spain. During the 17th century, King Felipe IV ordered a small country palace or hunting lodge to be built in a place called La Zarzuela, close to Madrid. It comprised a rectangular, slate-roofed building with two lateral arcades. Carlos IV carried out alterations to the building to adapt it to 18th century taste, and adorned it with tapestries and porcelain, as well as furniture and his much-loved clocks, of which he created a magnificent collection. Although the official residence is the Palacio Real in Madrid, this small palace is where the King and Queen as well as the Crown Prince Felipe de Borbon actually reside. The palace is situated in the outskirts of Madrid, northwest of the center. Their Majesties have lived in the palace since their marriage in 1962. The atmosphere is one of simplicity, comfort and family life. The Spanish monarchy, referred to as the Crown of Spain (Corona de España) in the Spanish Constitution of 1978, is the office of the King or Queen of Spain. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Philip IV of Spain Philip IV (April 8, 1605 - September 17, 1665) was the king of Spain, from 1621 until his death, and king of Portugal until 1640. ... The quintessential medieval European palace: Palais de la Cité, in Paris, the royal palace of France. ... Coat of arms Plaza de España (Spain square) Madrid, the capital of Spain, is located in the center of the country at 40°25′ N 3°45′ W. Population of the city of Madrid proper was 3,093,000 (Madrilenes, madrileños) as of 2003 estimates. ... The Cleveland Arcade in downtown Cleveland (late 1960s) An arcade is a passage or walkway covered over by a succession of arches or vaults supported by columns, or else it is a covered passage fronted by a series of arches. ... Charles IV (November 11, 1748 - January 20, 1819) was King of Spain from December 14, 1788 until his abdication on March 19, 1808. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... This article is about tapestry the textile. ... A rare Dresden porcelain figurine Porcelain is a type of hard semi-translucent ceramic generally fired at a higher temperature than glazed earthenware, or stoneware pottery. ... Furniture is the collective term for the movable objects which support the human body (seating furniture and beds), provide storage, and hold objects on horizontal surfaces above the ground. ... A clock (from the Latin cloca, bell) is an instrument for measuring time. ... An official residence is the residence at which head of governments or head of states officially reside. ... Palacio Real de Madrid The Palacio Real de Madrid (Royal Palace of Madrid) is the official residence of the King of Spain, located in the Spanish capital of Madrid. ... The word king has many meanings: For the head of state, see Monarch. ... King George V of the United Kingdom and his consort, Queen Mary A queen consort is the wife and consort of a reigning king. ... A Crown Prince or Crown Princess is the heir or heiress apparent to the throne in a royal or imperial monarchy. ... His Royal Highness Felipe, Prince of Asturias (Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y de Grecia), styled HRH The Prince of Asturias (born January 30, 1968), is the third child of King Juan Carlos of Spain and Queen Sofía. ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


See also

His Majesty King Juan Carlos I His Majesty King Juan Carlos I (Juan Carlos Alfonso Víctor María de Borbón y Borbón-Dos Sicilias) (born January 5, 1938 in Rome, Italy), is the reigning King of Spain, after his grandfather Alfonso XIII. Two days after the death... Queen Sofía Her Majesty Queen Sofía (Sofía de Grecia y Hannover), styled HM The Queen, is the queen of Spain, wife of King Juan Carlos of Spain. ... HRH The Princess of Asturias Her Royal Highness Letizia, Princess of Asturias, (Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano), styled HRH The Princess of Asturias (born September 15, 1972), is the consort (May 22, 2004-present) of Felipe, Prince of Asturias. ...

External links

  • Official webpage of the Spanish Royal Family


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 Almudaina
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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Zarzuela - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2437 words)
Zarzuela (IPA /θar'θwe'la/ in Spain, /sar'swe'la/ in the New World) is a Spanish lyric-dramatic genre that alternates between spoken and sung scenes, the latter incorporating dances.
Often, the success of zarzuelas came about because the public learned the songs from the performances, and they entered the oral culture, as happened with the popular cuplés, literally "couplets", a style of song that exists in Spain to this day, although it is now seen as a bit archaic.
Zarzuela is also the name of a Spanish dish made of diverse sorts of seafood and fish, named after the opera genre, due to the mixture of characters.
Palacio de la Zarzuela - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (277 words)
The Palacio de la Zarzuela is a residence of the King of Spain.
Although the official residence is the Palacio Real in Madrid, this small palace is where the King and Queen as well as the Crown Prince Felipe de Borbon actually reside.
"Zarzuela" is thought to be derived from "zarzas" meaning brambles, due to its function as a hunting lodge meaning that it is situated amongst the brambles of the King's Hunting Grounds.
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