Monday, December 15, 2008

Aranjuez - Spain

I've been to Aranjuez a few years ago on a school trip but i've only visited the bull fight arena. Back then, i didn't know that this place had very interresting things to see and i guess my teachers didn't know either.
 Rita "rita_simões" went to Spain and i asked her if she could try to find an Aranjuez card for me. She did a great job and sent me this beautiful card.

"The Royal Palace of Aranjuez is a residence of the King of Spain, located in the town of Aranjuez (province of Madrid). The palace is open to the public as one of the Spanish royal sites.
The huge gardens, built to relieve its royal residents from the dust and drought of the Spanish meseta using the waters of the adjacent Tagus and Jarama rivers, are Spain's most important of the Habsburg period. The Jardín de la Isla is on a man-made island bounded by the River Tagus and the Ria Canal. The Jardín del Principe contains a miniature palace (the Casa del Labrador, built for Charles IV) and the Museo de las Falúas Reales, housing the most important extant collection of Spain's royal pleasure barges.
The palace's important art and historical collections include the Museo de la Vida en Palacio, describing the daily lives of Spain's monarchs." - in:
This Palace is on the Unesco list of the World Heritage Sites since 2001, under the name of Aranjuez Cultural Landscape.

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