Royal Palace of Madrid

Royal Palace of Madrid

Royal Palace of Madrid
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Luxurious, over-the-top rococo palace with over 2,000 opulently gilded rooms.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Admission tickets
from ₹1,640.76
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Centro
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 desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
How to get there
  • Ópera • 5 min walk
  • Santo Domingo • 9 min walk
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Andrew
Castellón de la Plana, Spain80 contributions
Dec 2021
A must if you visit Madrid, is this gigantic palace. An incredible visit of about an hour. Highly recommended site.
Written 17 January 2022
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LW202
Boston27 contributions
Dec 2021
It was amazing to see this palace! We took a guide book in with us and read about each room. They are strict about no photos! Plan to be on your feet the whole time. The cafeteria is at the entrance.
Written 13 January 2022
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luv2tripalot
Dallas, TX348 contributions
Jan 2022
The audio program was a little bulky, but the palace itself is stunning. Worth the less than one hour. Do not miss the armory, we almost skipped it and would have regretted it. It only takes about 10 minutes to add it.
Written 8 January 2022
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Penguin Island winner
2 contributions
Jan 2022
I will vote it excellent because I managed to get in for free but even if you pay the price it's still worth it. The only thing I would advise is to find out some history about the palace who resigned there before you go otherwise you won't know who the paintings are of, Fantastic ceilings and furniture.
Written 8 January 2022
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LadySojourn
New York City, NY31 contributions
Mar 2021
The Palace remains unoccupied by the Spanish royal family, and is open to view as a museum for those curious to see how royals may have lived a few centuries ago. Formal dinners are still held in the Palace on occasion.
The kitchens are however worth a visit and offer a glimpse into the production behind fine dining with a royal. Visitors can even see the wine stores. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 7 January 2022
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kf17020
Marietta, GA256 contributions
Dec 2021
We did a self-guided tour at the Palace and were pleasantly surprised as to how much we were able to see. You get to see quite a bit of original artwork and furniture, as well as the how many of the rooms were decorated. It's a beautiful palace and not as opulent/tacky as Versailles. We bought our tickets on-line and had a specific visit time so it wasn't too crowded or difficult to get in. I highly recommend visiting here while in Madrid.
Written 3 January 2022
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Dorothy K.
Madrid, Spain11 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
Absolutely beautiful place! So so beautiful. Keep in mind no pictures are allowed for the large majority of the visit. I would recommend you get the audio guide as it gives good explanation and facts about everything. There is a cafe above the gift shop that is nice.
Written 1 January 2022
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Mariana I
7 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
No social distancing, rude staff and DISGUSTING toilet. Not worth the visit, small palace with not much historic information.
Written 27 December 2021
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FredMadrid67
Madrid, Spain237 contributions
Feb 2021
A 'controlled' visit with only few people allowed in each room at one time. The exhibits inside the palace are deemed 'in use', meaning they can be used for royal functions when necessary. You end up in the armoury which is extremely interesting, and clearly shows the development of weaponry over the years. Not too long, either.
Written 24 December 2021
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Carla
New York City, NY23 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
We really had a great time touring this place, we visited it with a tour guide and enjoyed the whole history of it .
Written 21 December 2021
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