Palace of Caserta

Royal residence in Caserta, Italy

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Royal Palace of Caserta
Reggia di Caserta
Reggia di Caserta, prospettiva dalla fontana di Venere e Adone - panoramio.jpg
View of the northern façade from the fountain of Venus and Adonis
Alternative namesPalazzo Reale di Caserta
General information
Architectural styleLater Baroque and Early Neoclassical
LocationCaserta, Italy
AddressViale Douhet, 81100 Caserta CE, Italy
Construction started1752
Technical details
Size247 × 184 × 36 meters (42 meters including the roof)
Floor areac. 235,000 m2 (2,529,519 ft2) on five floors. Each one measures c. 47,000 m2 (509,904 ft2)
Other information
Number of rooms1,200
Part of18th-Century Royal Palace at Caserta with the Park, the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli, and the San Leucio Complex
CriteriaCultural: (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)
Inscription1997 (21st session)
Area87.37 ha (0.3373 sq mi)
Buffer zone110.76 ha (0.4276 sq mi)
Coordinates41°4′24″N 14°19′35″E / 41.07333°N 14.32639°E / 41.07333; 14.32639Coordinates: 41°4′24″N 14°19′35″E / 41.07333°N 14.32639°E / 41.07333; 14.32639
Royal Palace of Caserta is located in Italy
Royal Palace of Caserta
Location in Italy

The Royal Palace of Caserta (Italian: Reggia di Caserta [ˈrɛddʒa di kaˈzɛrta]) is a former royal residence in Caserta, southern Italy, constructed by the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies as their main residence as kings of Naples. It is the largest palace erected in Europe during the 18th century.[1] In 1997, the palace was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site; its nomination described it as "the swan song of the spectacular art of the Baroque, from which it adopted all the features needed to create the illusions of multidirectional space".[2] In terms of volume, the Royal Palace of Caserta is the largest royal residence in the world[3][4] with over 1 million [5] and covering an area of 47,000 .[6]

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