By Sergio Noval Lagranda and Mateo Noval Amores

Castles & Palaces

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By Sergio Noval Lagranda and Mateo Noval Amores

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The palace of celles

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This palace is located in the place of Lavandera, pertaining to the parish of Celles within the council of Siero; 2.5 km from Pola de Siero, capital of the same.

The access to the palace is made from Pola de Siero, through the Road from Pola to Celles and the Road from Otero to Pola.

On December 10, 2003, it was declared of Cultural Interest with the category of Monument of the Principality of Asturias.

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His historyThe Palace of the Celles Tower is a large palatial rural baroque building. It was erected, apparently, from a late medieval tower. Initially built probably in the 16th century, it was enlarged and rebuilt at the end of the 17th century by Pedro Argüelles Quirós y Valdés, Dean of the Cathedral Church of Santiago de Compostela, who, around 1668-1673, ordered his reconstruction to the architect Cantabrian Diego González de Gajano. Its southern facade, however, could be due to the Galician architect Domingo de Andrade. After the death of the dean, the palace passed into the hands of the Navia and later to the Marquis of Santa Cruz de Marcenado, its current owners.

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The Royal Palace of Madrid is the official residence of the king of Spain; but, the present kings do not inhabit it, but in the Palace of the Zarzuela, it is only used for ceremonies of State and solemn acts.It has an area of 135 000 m² and 3418 rooms, is the largest royal palace in Western Europe and one of the largest in the world.It has a valuable historical-artistic heritage, highlighting the set of musical instruments known as the Palatine Stradivarius, and collections of painting, sculpture and tapestry.

It is also known as Palacio de Oriente.

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