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Royal Palace of Madrid

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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
As featured in 3 Days in Madrid
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Calle Bailen, 28071 Madrid, Spain
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+34 914 54 88 00
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Reviewed yesterday

Due to the French President being in town, we found that we would be unable to visit the palace and do the tour as we'd hoped. I did look for tickets but had to do a little more searching as to why I couldn't buy...More

Thank TravelManagerLoveIt
Reviewed yesterday

A must-see in Madrid. Do yourself a favor and book a group tour, else long wait in a line. Buy tickets in advance. Do not miss this since it is the main highlight in Madrid. If going on a tour, show up early as they...More

Thank Peku K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What an amazing site to see as well as walking in the gardens was stunning and admiring the palace and architecture was worth the walk

Thank C824FFmarkj
Reviewed 2 days ago

A must see in Madrid. My mistake didn't book the tickets online spent like 30 mins waiting for the tickets. Other than the first couple of rooms in the palace photography is not allowed throughout the journey. But each room's art work is beautiful. The...More

Thank Rakeshng1987
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Another of the "must sees" on any visit to Madrid. Well worth getting there as early as possible to avoid the crowds and to enable you to make the most of your visit. We got there shortly after opening and walked straight in, but by...More

Thank Espi123
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Book on the internet as the lineup especially on holidays is horrible. Book the audio it is a must. So many rooms so well decorated so well maintained the tour will take 2 hours and is 11€ with audio: a bargain compared to other Royal...More

Thank Fred G
Reviewed 3 days ago

cool place to visit, lots of rooms to explore. there was a performance from the miltary band outside the palace the day i was there. OCTOBER 2009 NOT 18

Thank Huapanguero
Reviewed 3 days ago

The palace is worth a visit. We traveled in the off season of November and it was a busy place. I would imagine the high season would be extremely busy. This is a must do.

Thank LuvToTravel0899
Reviewed 4 days ago

The grounds are beautiful and the inside is spectacular. The audio tour was very informative and helpful.

Thank seniormom2017
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a must on any trip to Madrid. However, prepare to stand in line for a while. We went there on a cold and rainy November weekday but the people were standing in line for 2+ hours. I can only imagine what it must...More

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Abraham G
20 October 2018|
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Response from NadierMady | Reviewed this property |
Online is always easier; however, except in weekends and holidays, you will find the tickets window ok.
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BucsFan33
9 October 2018|
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Response from JoeyOceano | Reviewed this property |
I never used a guide although you can p as y for a guide there, rent an audio guide or download the app and follow it on a tablet or cell phone just remember your headphones and you are NOT ALLOWED to take pictures
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Johnd1961
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
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