Spain is a wonderful destination with many sights and attractions throughout, but if you have been to Madrid’s Palacio Real recently, you may think part of a very important attraction in Spain has gone missing. The Royal Armory at the Palacio is one of the richest and most important collections of arms in the world and draws visitors from around the world. The fact of the matter is, a portion of the arms is not missing, but has been lent to the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, a testament to just how impressive the collection is. “The Art of Power: Royal Armor and Portraits of Imperial Spain” will be on display in Washington through November 1st.
Do not worry if you have already booked your Spain vacation rentals and the Armory was at the top of your list, the museum only borrowed a portion of the collection, the vast majority is still safely guarded in Madrid.