Palacio de Oriente
The throne room
It's one of the most representative rooms of the palace and its been kept intact and preserved as it was from the reign of Carlos III. The furniture and velvet hangings were carried out in Napoli, from where King Carlos III came to be appointed King of Spain.
The fresco on the vault is an allegory of the Spanish monarchy.
From the walls hangs a Caravaggio, "Salome and the Baptist's head", horses paintings by Velazquez and Goya. The lions flanking the throne canopy were brought by Velazquez himself from Rome.
The Royal Armory
It is undoubtedly one of the most important collections of its kind worldwide. It displays armor and weapons that belonged to the Spanish kings since the thirteenth century, and mainly that of Emperors Carlos I and his son Felipe II.