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The Royal Palace of El Pardo in Madrid is one of the residences of the royal family. It hosts foreign delegations to Spain. It was built in the 16th century. The interior of the palace hides real treasures, these include frescoes by Gaspar Becerra and an extraordinary collection of 18th-century tapestries.
Tapestries are woven based on a series of oil paintings by Francisco Goya. The artist painted them on the model for employees of the Madrid weaving workshop of the Royal Tapestry Manufacture of Santa Barbara.
The palace owes its present appearance to eighteenth-century renovation and extension work commissioned by King Charles III. Everything was supervised by the royal architect Francesco Sabatini. It is surrounded by beautiful gardens in the neoclassical style, with small decorative fountains and groves surrounded by a boxwood hedge.