Explore at least a few of the 2,000 lavishly decorated rooms of the historic Royal Palace of Madrid, considered one of the finest buildings in the city. Take the grand stairway to discover the state rooms, noted for their detailed tapestries, frescoes, porcelain, carvings, china, and silverware. The courtyard connects to both the old pharmacy, which holds hundreds of bottles of centuries-old medicines, and the royal armory, a two-level exhibit of medieval weapons and armor. Although the enormous palace is the official residence of the King, the royal family doesn’t actually live here; the site is generally used for state ceremonies. Avoid visiting on Wednesdays, when entry is free and the lines are extremely long. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Madrid holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Royal Palace of Madrid and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Tours To Royal Palace of Madrid
Highlights of Madrid by Bike BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $26
Duration: 3 hours
Early Access to Royal Palace of Madrid BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $32
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Madrid Historical Walking Tour with Food Tasting and Dinner BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $86
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Royal Palace of Madrid Reviews
To have a royal family is lovely The palace is nice The area have Almudena church on the side , opera to the front Senate is few blocks away From three is 10 min you go to San Miguel market and..... more »
Nice. Spain used to be the world power when they discovered the new world. Then the British very intelligently took their place. Love them both! Rich history and culture!! more »
Definitely worth checking out on a rainy day or when you want something to do for a couple hours. A lot of history of the royal family you get to learn and enjoy. Get to see the different rooms that occupy the palace and the varying designs that give each of them its own character. The building itself and the courtyard are beautiful. Definitely bring your camera.
This is one of the most beautiful palaces I have ever seen in the world. Highly recommend. The interior is simply gorgeous. Each room is one of a kind. The outdoor area is very well maintained. The views are fantastic at all times of the day.
Plan your trip to Madrid
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
See all ›
Hidden gems in Madrid
Side trips from Madrid
See all ›
Nearby attractions in Madrid
Plans to Royal Palace of Madrid by other users
2 days in Madrid BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Madrid BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Portugal & Spain BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 18 days in Italy, Spain & Portugal BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular sights Preferences: December, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 6 days in Spain BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: July, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 15 days in Italy, Spain & Greece BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium