CASTILIAN AND SPANISH REGALIA
The Spanish regalia are kept in the Patrimonio Nacional in Madrid and include:
-Crown of Spain (1775),
-Sceptre (early 17th century).
Queens Isabella II and Victoria Eugenia (Alfonso XIII's consort) had small personal crowns.
The Crown of Spain (1775)
CASTILIAN AND SPANISH CORONATIONS
BURGOS, CISTERCIAN MONASTERY OF LAS HUELGAS
(Burgos, Monasterio de Santa Maria la Real de las Huelgas, Calle de Compases de Huelgas):
1214: Henry II
1219: Ferdinand III and Beatrice of Swabia
1331: Alfonso XI and Mary of Portugal
1350: Peter I
1366: Henry II
1379: John I and Eleanor of Aragon
Burgos, the Monastery of Las Huelgas. ©ARB
NAJERA, CHURCH OF ST MARY (Nájera, Monasterio de Santa María la Real, Plaza de Santa María):
1217: Ferdinand III the Holy
Nájera, the Church of St Mary. ©ARB
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, CATHEDRAL OF ST JAMES
(Catedral de Santiago de Compostela, Plaza de Platerías):
1126: Alfonso VII the Emperor
The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. ©ARB
SEVILLE CATHEDRAL (Sevilla, la Catedral, Avenida de la Constitución):
The last coronation in Castile took place in 1296 (pretender John I).
1252: Alfonso X the Learned
The Cathedral of Seville. ©ARB
Coronation was never introduced in Spain. Spanish kings were usually inaugurated at simple ceremonies of accession and oath-takings in the Cortes.
CASTILIAN AND SPANISH ROYAL RESIDENCES
(The list includes only the most important and existing royal residences)
Royal Palace (Palacio Real; summer residence built for Philip II).
The Royal Palace of Pedralbes (Palau Reial de Pedralbes; an early 20th c. palace which served since 1926 as a royal residence of King Alfonso XIII in Barcelona, now housing museums).
The Royal Palace of Pedralbes in Barcelona. ©ARB
Royal Palace (Monasterio de San Lorenzo el Real; residence built for Philip II, includes a royal palace, a monastery and a royal mausoleum).
The Royal Palace of El Escorial
(reproduced courtesy of Mr Alexander Krischnig)
Alhambra (a Renaissance palace of Charles I built within Moorish Alhambra).
LA GRANJA DE SAN ILDEFONSO:
Palacio de la Granja de San Ildefonso (royal residence built for Philip V in 1720).
Royal Palace (Palacio Real; the official residence of the Spanish king).
The Royal Palace in Madrid
(photo by Bernard Gagnon)
Zarzuela Palace (Palacio de la Zarzuela; the home of the Spanish Royal Family since 1962).
PALMA DE MALLORCA:
The Royal Palace of l'Almudaina (Palau Reial de l’Almudaina; mediaeval royal palace of kings of Mallorca and kings of Aragon. Later used by Spanish kings. Nowadays it serves as the official residence of the Spanish king in Palma de Mallorca).
The Royal Palace of l'Almudaina in Palma de Mallorca
(reproduced courtesy of Mr Marc van Gemert)
PALMA DE MALLORCA:
Palacio Marivent (summer residence of the Spanish Royal Family).
RIOFRIO NEAR SEGOVIA:
Real Sitio de Riofrio (royal palace built for Queen Isabella Farnese in 1752).
SAN SEBASTIAN (Donostia):
Palacio Miramar (a residence built for Queen Maria Cristina in 1893 and used by the Spanish Royal Family until 1972; now the property of the city of San Sebastián housing various cultural institutions).
The Palacio Miramar at San Sebastián. ©ARB
Alcazar (mediaeval royal residence).
Realez Alcazares (mediaeval royal palace built for Peter I).
Alcazar (Charles I’s fortress-palace).
Convento de Sta Clara (former royal palace of King Peter I the Gruesome of Castile and monastery).