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Ejército de Tierra

Buenavista Palace

Goya Living Room

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Niños jugando al toro de Ramón Bayeu

Niños jugando al toro (Ramón Bayeu painting)

Also known as "The Yellow Living room" ("El Salón Amarillo" in Spanish); its name makes reference to the illustrious painter Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, whose works have inspired almost all the hunging tapestries in the living room. However, we cannot forget about other authors that were also inspiring for the rest of tapestries that decorated the living room's walls as Ramón Bayeu, José del Castillo or Zacarías González Velázquez.

The most spectacular tapestry hung from these walls is "La Era or El Verano", which belongs to the series designated as "Las Cuatro Estaciones y otras escenas Campestres", made of silver, silk and wool threads, seen as "conversation piece" ("pieza de conversación" in Spanish) of the Royal Palace "El Pardo" during Charles III's kingdom. It is the greatest tapestry that has as a model one Goya's work.

The Empire-style table situated in the middle of the living room has been historically used along the 19th Century and at the beginning of the 20th Century too for meetings of the war ministry, and sometimes, for the Ministry's Council. On it, it was celebrated King Alfonso XIII's last council, before going into exile, and by Manuela Azaña, 2nd Republic's first.

The roof shows an ornamentation from the neoclassicism, decorated with "amorcillos" fighting with animals.

From the furniture two Charles IV console tables are brought out, with simple needleworks, where two 2nd Empire-style are set, representing lover couples.