Royal Palace of Madrid, Madrid
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
Early Access to Royal Palace of Madrid BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $34
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Skip-The-Line Early Entrance Tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $45
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Royal Palace of Madrid 1.5-Hour Guided Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $37
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Royal Palace of Madrid Reviews
La visita a este Palacio fue muy significativa, pues permite descubrir la historia de un paìs muy hermoso. Es imponente y majestuoso more »The visit to this Palace was very significant, as it allows to discover the history of a very beautiful country. It is imposing and majestic
Tengo que reconocer que no me resultó tan imponente el palacio de Madrid tal vez se debe a que no pudimos acceder a recorrerlo ya que permanecía cerrado por un evento justo los dos días que teníamos l... more »I have to admit that not so imposing Palace of Madrid was perhaps is that I could not access to traverse it since it remained closed for an event just two days that we had free... that yes I recommend to book in advance the input as as other places we visited, entry into the place is more expensive and often schedule that we want is not available and that makes it difficult to visit.
Its such a great palace, with so much regal elegance and magnificent interiors. This is the biggest palace in Western Europe, even bigger than the Palace of Versailles. This palace far surpassed my expectations. Each royal room is like a gem. They build up your excitement, as rooms get better and better as you progress inside the palace. Its a pity we cannot take pictures of those magnificent rooms. The Royal Kitchen is also a nice place to see, with entry only allowed through a guided tour. The palace has amazing gardens, which are free to visit. Highly recommended !
There is nothing I like better than visiting European countries and taking in the culture, and it doesn't come much better than this. The Palace is a magical place full of elegance and magic. Every room is different and you could spend HOURS walking around the place, there is so much to see. Taking photos is prohibited in most rooms, which is a shame, because its hard to describe such beauty in words. Its a real insight into how cream lived Admission I think was about €10 but worth every penny. Please do yourself a favour and pay the extra for a tour guide, its so much more interesting listening to the stories.
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