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Royal Palace of Madrid

Calle Bailen, 28071 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 54 88 00
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Prado Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid Tour with Skip the Line Entrance
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Madrid Small-Group Walking Tour Including Skip-the-Line Royal Palace Guided Tour
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Madrid Panoramic Tour with Royal Palace Entrance Ticket
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Calle Bailen, 28071 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 54 88 00
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Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

First time to Madrid and I went on a few tours and they were always outside of the palace so we decided to visit the inside of the palace. €11 for adults and €6 for under the age of 16 to 12 I think... You...More

Thank TAZM87
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Nice palace though it is bigger on the outside than inside. Didn't take as long as we thought but it was interesting and probably the brevity helped the enjoyment.

Thank mack1968
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Though I didn't have time to go inside, the building its very imposing and photogenic. It is quite easy to get to (Plaza del Oriente).

Thank Neil H
Reviewed 5 March 2016

This is a must visit in Madrid. The palace is incredibly beautiful, the architecture and the differentiation and intricacy of each room is lovely. The only downside is that upon entry you are not allowed to take any pictures which is definitely an injustice as...More

Thank Ksteff
Reviewed 5 March 2016

I went to visit royal palace several times with my friends and family. If you are in Madrid and lover of arts / architect don't miss the visit. It's worth the time. There is a nice park down and extremely pleasing environment. It's generally crowded...More

Thank sachindafe
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Although the line for tickets to tour the inside was way too long for us, we were really impressed with this enormous beautiful building and gardens. Also check out the inside of Almudena church across the courtyard which has no line and is free of...More

Thank Stinemsi
Reviewed 4 March 2016

If you want to get inspired by the magnificent view of Madrid, and the history of the palace, make sure to go here. Be amazed by the gold details, the art, the history, and make sure to go through every room and see all the...More

Thank Almt2014
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Oh my God is this place amazing!??! I don't even know where to start, I am soooooo jealous of the people that lived in this place, I kind of want to go back in time and be the queen that lives in this wonderful fairytale...More

Thank 220stef
Reviewed 4 March 2016

We may be a bit jaded but the Madrid Royal Palace felt a bit sterile and vacuous. Don't go after 4pm as the lines are ridiculous. Apparently entry is free for EU residents after 5 so they start queing up around 4.

Thank crocketk
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Spectacular changing of the guard with horses and musicians. Apartments to visit are not many like Versailles or Caserta, but are very popular with something different. Almenno two rooms leave you breathless. Also exciting the Royal Chapel inside the Palace. The square is Fabulous. To...More

Thank Profilist
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Where is the link to buy 11 euro ticket online? The cheapest one from TripAdvisor and viator is about 34 dollars. Did I miss anything?
14 May 2017|
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Response from Bernaschina | Reviewed this property |
I bought them directly in the web page of Palacio Real. I used pay pal most of the time. Keep you CC safe. They are cheaper. I do not recall the exact price. They have a time allocation for the entrance and then best part... More
Daniel D
Is the palace open to visit on August 15? Feast of the assumption. I know many places in Spain are closed that day but I can't find any information about the Palacio Real.
7 May 2017|
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Response from Estefania G | Reviewed this property |
◾1 January: closed entire day ◾6 January: closed entire day ◾1 May: closed entire day ◾12 October: closed until 17:00 ◾24 December: closed from 15:00 ◾25 December: closed entire day ◾31 December: closed from 15:00 This are... More
Hi, can you pre book for the Palace or do you have to queue?
30 April 2017|
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Response from Marta S | Reviewed this property |
It is better to queue. Thursday you'll have a free entrance