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Royal Palace of Madrid: Tours & Tickets

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Luxurious, over-the-top rococo palace with over 2,000 opulently gilded rooms.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Calle Bailen, 28071 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 54 88 00
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Reviewed today

Lots of people here. Stroll around and grab an outdoor seat to watch people go by and enjoy the majestic palace.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank montwood
Reviewed yesterday

The palace itself is beautiful but there are certain aspects of the experience at this site that can work to make it an unpleasant memory for the visitor. First: the ticket purchase experience. We arrived at 10:45am on a Wednesday morning having not purchased tickets...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank WasOnce
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If in Madrid the palace is wonderful. Huge number of rooms to visit. Great paintings and furnishings. The grounds and views great. Worth every euro.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank E7765HZmichaelg
Reviewed yesterday

We visited this musuem on a Monday. Do yourself a favor and buy tickets ahead of time to avoid the long lines. We strolled by on Sunday and the line to get in was three blocks long. We enjoyed the tour, we got the English...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank csmith123
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Royal Palace is the largest in Europe and well worth the visit, enrty is only €12 or free after 4pm but be prepared to que if you want the free entry. Self guided tour takes you through some amazing rooms. You can not take...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank stevenpR3919DI
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This palace is the largest in Europe and a must see in Madrid. See rooms furnished in their original furnishings and wall hangings. One room has five Stratavarious instruments , all original all over 300 years old. The Spanish Crown Jewels and centuries old China...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank groupleader45212
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a great visit to the Palace. Queued for free entry in final 2 hours of day and got plenty time to enjoy the palace grounds and all the rooms. Well worth the short wait and keeps you focused on seeing all during short visit....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Saints_Heroes
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was one of the longer and better palace tours I have been on. You can do it on your own or pay a little more for a guide. I would recommend to get there earlier in the day as the line was around the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Cory L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful Architekture, visited there with friends on a fine day of October. Weather was so great for strolling!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank jearelljade
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place, lots of exhibits, we waited about half an hour to buy a ticket. Worth trying to buy a ticket online

Date of experience: October 2019
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Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street
performers, colorful lights, window shopping,
restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and
churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a
collection of plazas interconnected by a network of
side streets. Some of these side streets are wide
pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so
it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
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Emily H
7 October 2019|
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Response from HEATHER6 | Reviewed this property |
I have to say I don’t know the answer to that question but I do know there is a cloakroom and lockets available. Have fun
Srividya M
18 September 2019|
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Response from merapchak | Reviewed this property |
I bought my tickets to the Royal Palace straight from the official website. Can't post the link, but it's Patrimonio Nacional Yes, Paseo del Arte is good, and there are a few others on the Tourist site of Madrid
Srividya M
18 September 2019|
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Response from TahoeErin | Reviewed this property |
The ticket line at the Palace the day we toured was a mile long. Best to get guided tour ticket beforehand, like we did. WE entered by a separate door, there was no wait, and we toured rooms before the "crush" of window... More