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Royal Palace of Madrid

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.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Calle Bailen, 28071 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 54 88 00
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is the royal palace of the Spanish monarchy's official ceremonies. The site is super well preserverd and one may visit the former king's and queen's rooms. It is one of the most amazing palaces I've ever seen. Although not that beautiful from outside, it...More

Thank Remi L
Reviewed yesterday

Fortunately I went at a time that avoided the regular long queues to purchases tickets. The Palace lives up to its name, Royal , all you would expect,and more, from a place steeped in Spanish tradition,and history. You will need to set aside at least...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Doors open at 10:00 try to get there early. Excellent and cheap tablet to navigate and inform as you move round a prescribed route. Decorations were sumptuous in this working palace,

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is tempting to compare this palace to Versailles, but the different scales ("huge" vs "enormous") make that unfair. It was wonderful to wander the rooms here without a constant press of people blocking the passages. This palace, still officially in use, contains rooms that...More

Thank HikerBob66
Reviewed 2 days ago

Picturesque and nice but a modern governmental building feel to it, not a palace worth doing anything more than walking by, unless you are interested in a tour and more of the interior.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 2 days ago

Exactly that, Must do, make sure you get a guide or at least the audio tour. Allow a couple of hours at least

Reviewed 2 days ago

By going to the palace after 6pm the tour is free, just remember to bring your passport. Real opulence at every turn, all the rooms are astounding with major artworks by the masters well worth going

Thank shaymen59
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must see! We booked a tour through Julia travel agency and we’re glad we did because we didn’t have to wait in the extremely long line. We went through all the different rooms as our guide explained all the important things which...More

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We booked tickets for the palace in advance, which was great, as we joined a much shorter queue to get in. However!! Although we'd bought audio guides in advance, we still had to wait in a long queue to collect them. The kiosk that hands...More

Thank Sian1964_13
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing place! So beautiful inside! Must visit place in the Madrid! Unfortunately you are strictly prohibited to take pictures in most places.

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9 October 2018|
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Response from BillMcAdam | Reviewed this property |
If you go with a tour your will get timed admission, If you walk up you might face a line. We visited around 3PM on a Sunday and walked right in .Don't miss this, it's really incredible.
24 September 2018|
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Response from luiskv | Reviewed this property |
Admission is free on a number of cases, for general public is free during the last 2 hrs of operation mon to thurs for citizens of the EU and Latin America, and legal residents. You may want to check Spain’s National... More
17 August 2018|
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Response from pags-21 | Reviewed this property |
we visited early august - we did have the skip the line tour but there was no queue regardless.