Palacio de Santa Cruz

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Palacio de Santa Cruz information

Madrid , Spain
Plaza de la Provincia
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Metro: Sol
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Just off the southeastern corner of Plaza Mayor and dominating Plaza de Santa Cruz is this baroque edifice, which houses the Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and hence can only be admired from the outside. A landmark with its grey slate spires, it was built in 1643 and initially served as the court prison.