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Check out our newest apparel! Welcome to Madrid, Spain! When Philip V, the first member of the House of Bourbon to rule as king of Spain, arrived in Madrid in 1701, the city was enclosed and criss-crossed by narrow lanes, filled with churches and austere palaces. From then on, the Bourbon kings would carry out comprehensive urban development plans aimed at adapting Madrid to the taste of European royal courts. They built fountains, gardens, triumphal arches, and the new Royal Palace, all of which helped change the appearance of the city dramatically. Bourbon Madrid sprung up along the banks of the Fuente Castellana stream, where the present-day Paseo del Prado runs. In the seventeenth century, the aristocracy had chosen this area to build homes beyond the city’s boundaries. The Buen Retiro Palace, erected under Phillip IV, was the first step taken to turn the eastern part of Madrid into the most stylish side of the capital. However, it wasn’t until the eighteenth century that the Prado became the green boulevard lined with mansions that you can see today. Also from Bourbon times are the Royal Basilica of San Francisco el Grande, with the third largest round floor plan in Christianity and an important collection of paintings; the Basilica of San Miguel, designed by Italian architect Santiago Bonavía and the burial place of composer Luigi Boccherini; the Church of San Marcos, with its characteristic design by Ventura Rodríguez; and the Convent of Las Salesas Reales, commissioned by Queen Barbara de Braganza to François Carlier as the place where she would retire in 1748. Currently the seat of the Supreme Court, the convent accommodates the graves of both the Queen and her husband, Ferdinand VI. They’re the only Spanish monarchs, along with Queen María de las Mercedes of Orléans, whose funerary urns aren’t in the royal pantheon at El Escorial. A good way to see Bourbon Madrid is booking an official guided tour. Read more about Madrid here: If you’re interested in the backpacks we use for travel (they’re perfect for carry on!), please support us by purchasing using our link below: Osprey Farpoint 40: Watch our review of this amazing backpack: Find Great Deals on Airfare: Momondo: Skyscanner: *********************************************************************** Where we stayed: The Hat Hostel: Airbnb ($40 off 1st reservation): ******************************************************************** Thank you for watching! Please LIKE & Subscribe! Check out our website & blog: *********************************************************************** CONNECT WITH US! Instagram: h Facebook: Twitter: *********************************************************************** DRONES WE USE: DJI Mavic Pro: *********************************************************************** CAMERAS WE USE: Canon G7 X: GoPro Sessions: Google Pixel 3: SOFTWARE: Adobe Premier Pro: #travelerstalk #cheerstotravels #travelingcouple #theamazingadventures #travel #influencer
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