About Patrimonio Nacional

Official and institutional events

Patrimonio Nacional hosts numerous official events linked to the Head of State. Some of these events remain unchanged from the solemn historical State Ceremonies and are still largely based on traditional protocol, such as gala receptions for foreign Heads of State or the presentation of letters of credence before the King by foreign ambassadors. Other important acts include Military Audiences, the changing of the Royal Guard and ceremonies such as the King's annual reception of Spain's military, religious and government leaders or of the Diplomatic corps in Spain.

In addition, over its long history Patrimonio Nacional has helped to organise a range of important meetings including, for example, for the European Union Spanish presidencies or the Peace Conference held in Madrid in 1991, as well as for many other important political and social events.