Name of castle: Aranjuez
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The history of the construction of the Palace explains the distance in time between the various parts, as well as their similarities and differences. In 1563 Philip II entrusted the project to his architect Juan Bautista de Toledo, but when Toledo died in 1567 hardly more than the foundations of the Chapel had been laid. His disciples Gili and Herrera continued the construction until 1577, completing the Chapel, the right-hand section of the main facade, and the wing between the Courtyard of Honour and the King's Garden, as well as this Garden itself. When this was finished, representing scarcely half the Palace, Philip II stopped the construction to give preference to other works, and so the Palace remained until the beginning of the 18th century, although in 1636 Philip IV did commission his architect Juan Gomez de Mora to continue.