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Mannheim Palace
Schwetzingen Palace, outdoor theatre at the Apollo temple
Benrath Palace and Park

El Barroco en Palatinado y la elegancia francófila: los palacios de los príncipes electores de Palatinado

El príncipe Carl Theodor de Palatinado amaba el lujo y las bellas artes. Con él comenzó la «época dorada» de la región Kurpfalz (Electorado del Palatinado), que ejerció su influencia hasta el Bajo Rin. Fue fuente de inspiración para poetas como Voltaire y Gotthold Ephraim Lessing.

The construction of Mannheim Palace on the Upper Rhine, one of the largest absolutist baroque palaces, began under Elector Carl Philipp in 1720. Building work - including contributions by the eminent Balthasar Neumann and Nicolas de Pigage – continued on the vast palace complex for around 40 years.

This splendid building in a suburb of Düsseldorf was designed for Elector Palatine Carl Theodor by Nicolas de Pigage in the 18th century. A vast park covering over 60 hectares stretches away to the south of the palace.

Among the treasures of Schwetzingen Palace are a mosque with Moorish-style domes, a picturesque mock ruin, a bath house in marble and a splendid Apollo temple. read more »