A palace is a grand residence, especially a royal residence, or the home of a head of state or some other high-ranking dignitary , such as a bishop or archbishop. In many parts of Europe , the equivalent term is also applied to large private houses in cities, especially of the aristocracy ; often the term for a large country house is different. Many historic palaces are now put to other uses such as parliaments , museums , hotels , or office buildings. The word is also sometimes used to describe a lavishly ornate building used for public entertainment or exhibitions,  such as a movie palace. Long after the city grew to the seven hills the Palatine remained a desirable residential area.
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A palace insider however insisted to the Daily Beast today that the Queen was not about to abdicate. The tomb, though much smaller than the palace , is similarly a vision of ornate twists, arches, and peaks. For the next 33 years, he singlehandedly constructed a palace in his garden, stone by stone. But as an old man, he became proprietor of a palace fit for a king—one he built stone-by-stone with his own two hands. Beppo was a very different man from Signore Ripollo, nor had he a palace with a water-gate to show his wares.
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