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The Moncloa Palace (Palacio de la Moncloa), located in Madrid, has been the official residence for the President of the Government of Spain since 1977, when Adolfo Suárez moved the residence from a palace located in downtown Madrid on the Paseo de la Castellana. The residence is surrounded by several other buildings which all together form the Moncloa complex. The ministry of the president is situated in this complex, as well as the vice presidencies (when they exist) and the press office. The weekly cabinet meetings are usually held in La Moncloa.

History

Journalists waiting at the Palacio de la Moncloa´s Doors

The palace used to belong to the Duke of Moncloa, the palace's namesake, and the palace was built in 1642. The palace itself was completely destroyed during the Spanish Civil War. It was later rebuilt and has served as the official residence to the President of the Government of Spain since the Spanish transition to democracy.

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Coordinates: 40°26′39″N 3°44′09″W / 40.44417°N 3.73583°W / 40.44417; -3.73583








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