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THE ROYAL PALACE
During the XVI sec. the viceroy "Don Pedro di Toledo" opened the road that still now has its name and that divided the quarterings of the Spanish army (zone still called: "Spanish quarters") from the city itself:at the end of the road he made to build up a palace as his own residence (palace of the Viceroy, now not more existing).From XVII sec., began the construction of the current Royal Palace,made for the King of Spain,but he never came to visit Naples: from the 1734, with the autonomy of the reign under the family of the Borboni,It began really the residence of the monarch.They made many remakings and enlargements in ' 700 and in '800.
In particular, for static reasons, some arches were closed with the formations of niches in which were placed in the 1888 for willing of Umberto I some statues of the main sovereigns that reigned on Naples; in the order: Ruggiero the Normann, Federico of Svevia, Carl d' Angio, Alfonso of Aragon, Carl the Fifth, Carl III of Borbone, Vittorio Emanuele II.
The inside is in great part occupied from the Museum of Historical Apartment of Royal Palace that conserve the original decorations of the ‘700 and of the ‘800.
Moreover there are remarkable pictorial and sculptural works and of artistic handicraft of great interest.
It gives hospitality, moreover, the National Library “Vittorio Emanuele lll” which draws its origin from the “librario” bottom of the Farnese inherited from Carl of Borbone and that today is one of the more important of Italy with beyond 2 million volumes and precious manuscripts and anciet papyruses