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Royal Palace of Madrid

Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Luxurious, over-the-top rococo palace with over 2,000 opulently gilded rooms.
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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

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 yesterday

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 yesterday

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

Reviewed yesterday

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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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 2 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.

Thank BasilJr
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful big palace overlooking the city. Was a busy day so we didnt go in but enjoyed the views. Very well kept

Thank Philip35
Reviewed 2 days ago

The tour of the palace is very impressive, each room has a unique style, reflecting the wealth of the Spanish royal family. The weapons museum is particularly impressive It's a pity there is no audio guide in Hebrew.

Thank Exploration596885
Reviewed 2 days ago

I toured on a Saturday in October. The key is the line: Assuming you did not buy into a group tour, there are 2 lines, left line is for ticket holders and the longer, right line is for those who need to buy tickets. I...More

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8 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
16 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.