Palacio Real and other sites

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Inside the chapel.
Today we decided to pay a visit to the "Palacio Real", or the royal palace of Spain's rulers. First we walked into the large courtyard in front of the palace, and made our way into a separate building- the armory. Inside, we saw the fine collection of armor (from the 16th-18th century), weapons (swords, etc.), and shields. Everything inside was splendid, and taught us many interesting facts surrounding Spanish royalty. Once we exited the armory, we entered the main building, and started the tour (on our own, but with listening guides). Inside, there was a level of unparalleled luxury that I had never experienced before. Everything seemed magnificent and grand, reminiscent of the age of kings and queens. The "fences", which prevented people from touching anything, actually helped me take some amazing pictures in night mode (the "fence posts" were a great place to set the camera up without moving it). Of course, the no-flash rule was in place. After touring the amazing palace, we ate lunch at a local cafe. Later on, we went to the main plaza (Plaza Mayor). It is basically a large, enclosed courtyard, filled with cafe chairs and exquisite restaurants. After taking a look through the plaza we decided to look for a place to eat dinner, after all it was getting pretty late. So, one of the restaurants had a quaint underground basement area in which we ate a delicious "paella". After all the adventures of the day we decided to return to the hotel and call it a day.
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Inside the chapel.
Inside the chapel.
The porcelain room.
The porcelain room.
The outer facade of the Palacio R…
The outer facade of the "Palacio …
The main foyer
The main foyer
There was no light here, all these…
There was no light here, all thes…
Inside.
Inside.
The Palaces Cathedral, locate adj…
The Palace's Cathedral, locate ad…
The medicine stock of the palace.
The medicine stock of the palace.
A fountain just outside of the pal…
A fountain just outside of the pa…
Inside the cathedral.
Inside the cathedral.
At Plaza Mayor
At "Plaza Mayor"
Casa Botin, one of the best Span…
"Casa Botin", one of the best Spa…
Plaza Mayor
Plaza Mayor
Inside one of the palaces chapels.
Inside one of the palace's chapels.
Roof of the throne room.
Roof of the throne room.
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