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Royal Palace of Madrid

Closes in 4 min: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Luxurious, over-the-top rococo palace with over 2,000 opulently gilded rooms.
Closes in 4 min
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Madrid
Calle Bailen, 28071 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 54 88 00
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Reviewed yesterday

Well worth a visit. We saw around 30 rooms on a small group tour. The palace offers a peek into head of state event staging as well as history of Spain’s Royal Family. Quite entertaining for a couple hours.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rottermanjf
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the royal palace. It is very nice from the outside. Would have loved to tour inside however it was closed for a ceremonial event.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Underdougal
Reviewed yesterday

This is worth a view, the amoury is a treat. the main palace is busy and to be honest very similar to palaces elsewhere in europe.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank davidnrobinson
Reviewed yesterday

We took the audio self-guided tour and enjoyed it immensely. The furnishings are, of course, lavish and beautiful. Many gorgeous works of art. We were able to enjoy the palace at our own pace, and spent about 2.5 hours. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Garam
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Most informative and engaging tour that I have taken and we didn’t even have a live guide! The Samsung guided device for the tour was well organized and gave a lot of useful information. I never felt bored. It was definitely worth the price and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tyler2020
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Anyone should visit madrid. Beautiful city warm friendly people metro is easy to use. Great food. Look for some exclusive apartments they are great value.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gary K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Spend some time walking around the area, enjoying the scenic views of the countryside behind the castle, and the cozy little parks around here. I feel like these perks could be overlooked, but certainly worth slowing down and enjoying as well.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank guitardude9587
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just a marvelous place to visit and go through all the beautiful rooms. Allow about 2 hours. One of the best palaces in Europe. Painted ceilings, lovely pictures and artifacts and very well presented with English and Spanish explanations. The history of Spain through the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MichaelofMarkham
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a small group tour of the palace and it was fantastic. Beautiful building and well worth a visit!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LondonTravelCat3
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you love history then you must visit this palace, also known as the Palacio Real or Palacio de Oriente

Date of experience: May 2018
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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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19 March 2019|
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Response from Dudaltx | Reviewed this property |
I purchased all tickets via TripAdvisor.. Not sure if there is one ticket for all unless there is an overall your of the city that would cover all the spots. I travel on my own to see what I had I on list.. Hope this helps
2 March 2019|
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Response from nadia_izzy | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes you can but only in certain rooms. They restrict you.
12 January 2019|
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Response from akckmkmkks | Reviewed this property |
Not that I know of. Pretty sure you can stay until they close.