St Ellen's Palace
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|St Ellen's Palace|
Naomh Léan Pálás
Front view of the palace.
|Town or city||Spálgleann|
|Construction started||16th century|
St Ellen's Palace (Ghaillish: Naomh Léan Pálás) is the principal residence of the monarchy of Caldia and members of the Caldish Royal Household. It is located in the Saint's Quarter of Spálgleann. It is one of Caldia's Royal Palaces and was originally built in the late 16th century. It served as a residence of the Caldish royal court for most of the 18th century. Apart from being the private residence of the Caldish royal family, the palace is a popular tourist attraction.
The Caldish royal families have used St Ellen's as their primary residence since its completion. The Palace has also been guarded by the Caldish Military in the same fashion as Spálgleann Palace.
The palace church
The palace opera house
The St Ellen's Palace Opera House is still in use, and its summer opera festivals are quite popular. At times the Royal Caldish Opera company guest performs.
St Ellen's Palace is well known for its expansive gardens surrounding the castle and its buildings. They are one of the main attractions for visitors. The gardens were established in stages throughout the palace's history, and as a result have different designs and themes.