Driving from Madrid it is 47 Kilometers taking the N-IV highway.
Trains leave every 30 minutes from "Atocha" Station.
The original design was by Juan Bautista de Toledo who worked on St.
Peter's in Rome and on his death the project was taken over and expanded by his pupil Juan de Herrera who then completed it by 1584.
The main structure of the Palace serves principally as a tomb to the Kings of Spain.