In my previous post, I talked about the Grand Staircase at Palacio Real. You can’t miss this stairwell. You will enter and exit from here. So, imagine a grand entrance and grand exit. 😉
The staircase isn’t just grand that screams opulence but it’s laden with interesting artworks. From the landing to the walls and to the ceiling, art masterpieces are enshrined. They are but reminders of the influence, power and grandeur of the Spanish monarchy.
A Look Inside the Royal Palace of Madrid
The steps are made of San Agustin Marble.
On the landing, there are two lions made by two different sculptors (Felipe de Castro and Robert Michel).
The frescoes on the ceiling portrays “Religion Protected by Spain.”
Do you know that Spain was the one who brought Christianity to the Philippines? The Spanish ruled there for 333 years! The country’s name is actually in honour of King Philip!
In the middle, you can find the statue of Charles III wearing a Roman toga.
The Grand Staircase was built by Sabatini in 1789. In fact, behind the palace is the Sabatini Gardens named after him.