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Palacio de Velázquez, also called the Exhibition Palace is located in the beautiful Buen Retiro Park in Madrid. It was built in the nineteenth century in the neoclassical style. The main architect responsible for the project was Ricardo Velázquez Bosco, to whom the palace owes its today's name. There is an art gallery here. Its interior can be admired in Google Street View, as part of the Google Art project.
The construction of the palace was associated with the National Exhibition taking place in Madrid, which showed the latest achievements of various industries, including mining and glass and ceramics industries. For some time he was even called the Palace of Miners.
At the beginning of the 19th century, it began to function as an art gallery. In the years 2005-2010 it was closed for renovation. Currently it belongs to the Ministry of Culture, temporary exhibitions of the Queen Sofia Museum in Madrid are organized here.