SABATINI, Francesco
(b. 1721, Palermo, d. 1797, Madrid)

Exterior view

El Pardo, Madrid

In El Pardo, Francesco Sabatini created a building in 1772 which was perfectly in tune with its time. He doubled the ground plan of the 16th- and 17th-century palace, which was still crowned with defensive towers, laid out a central axis, and undertook cosmetic changes to the façades.