Palacio de Liria, Madrid

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The Liria Palace is a neoclassical palace in Madrid, Spain. It is the Madrid residence of the Dukes of Alba.
Built around 1770 to a design by the architect Ventura Rodríguez, it was commissioned by James Fitz-James Stuart, 3rd Duke of Berwick, who was also the 3rd Duke of Liria (hence the name of the palace). In the early 19th century it passed to the inheritance of the House of Alba. Eugénie de Montijo, last empress consort of the French, died here in exile in 1920.
All but the facades were destroyed during the Spanish Civil War. It was subsequently rebuilt by Jacobo Fitz-James Stuart, 17th Duke of Alba and his daughter Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba who was head of the House of Alba from 1955 to 2014. The British architect Edwin Lutyens provided some designs for the interior, and the reconstruction, although it took place after his death, used his plans.
Although the 18th Duchess of Alba's official residence was the Liria Palace, in later life she preferred the Palacio de las Dueñas in Seville where she died. Her son and heir Carlos Fitz-James Stuart, 14th Duke of Huéscar resided at the Liria Palace.
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  • It is a quiet space which appears suddenly in busy Princesa street. The decorated palace, which is clearly a noble mansion, is impressive. It was a relaxing place for the eyes in Madrid, where there are many gothic-style structures.
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  • Beautiful palace located by Princesa Street, with beautiful gardens, its mysterious interior. Look, you have to make an appointment online, but you have to pay homage, it's worth it, plus it's free.
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  • What a glorious and beautiful palace...steeped into history and arts artifacts. The library is beautiful as well!
  • A little private museum. Full of art and pictures. Difficult to visit, wait is over 2 years
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