This royal residence is situated between the Tagus and Jarama Rivers, among picturesque gardens and fields.
It was built as an extension of King Philip II's old hunting residence and was completed in the eighteenth century by order of King Charles III.
Its Hall of Mirrors is a highlight of any visit, as is the Salón de Porcelana de Buen Retiro, or Porcelain Room, decorated in the Rococo style. The Museo de la Vida en Palacio is located on the lower level, exhibiting everyday objects used by the monarchs in the Royal Palace.
The small palace built by King Charles IV, known as the Casa del Labrador, was built in the style of the Petit Trianon of Versailles.