Plaza de Oriente is a square adjacent to the Royal Palace of Madrid. It was commissioned by Queen Isabella II, designed by Narciso Colomer and opened in 1844. The park has a display of twenty Spanish monarchs called the Gothic Kings. The statues were created in the mid-18th century to adorn the Palace of Madrid. However, it was determined the collection was too heavy for the roofline. An example of these limestone sculptures is this likeness of Fernando I de León. Fernando the Great became the first Emperor of All Spain in 1056.