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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.
Closes in 5 min
Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
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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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All reviews royal palace throne room audio guide worth a visit beautiful building free entry on display spanish history visiting madrid armoury versailles opulent pharmacy chandeliers porcelain queue guard
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Reviewed today

This is beautiful palace, very nice building and also architecture. We spend up to 2 hours there....

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Samantha H
Reviewed today

Elegant and fairly typical former royal residence, now used for greeting and meeting foreign dignitaries and such. Don't miss the ancient pharmacy with bottles of ancient "cures". Lovely grounds as well.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mojaquera
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was a lovely sunny day so decided to visit the palace having been here over 15 years ago wanted to take another look. You can (and should) pre book online, we didn’t bother but decided we should have when looking at the queue. No...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You have to be early to get ahead of the Q here.But it's worth it in the long run,remember to bring a 1 euro coin to leave your bag in the locker. It takes about one hour to go the basic tour with headphones you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank moverKildareIreland
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If billions in gilt, gold, tapestries made by the deaf, calidescopid hoarding of the best by the artists and artisans of Europe are your thing; take a guided tour : you won’t be disappointed. This is an old Imperial Palace where the hoarding has engulfed...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Walkley123
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really enjoyed touring this palace. Make sure you buy your tickets on line to avoid a one hour wait and potentially no audio tour equipment available.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DougDoha
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went in January, no lines and it was great since it wasn’t crowded, we have time to see everything and eat a the cafe. The audio is great and no expensive

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just okay tour. I’d save my money and see the palace from the outside. Stunning! The tour inside is just okay. The staff of the palace are rude, no photos allowed anywhere inside, and directional signs are sparse. We were very confused. Versaille is so...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank EmptyNesterClub66
Reviewed 4 days ago

Buy tickets in advance and do the audiotour! Fascinating to learn about the history and just beautiful to look at. The cathedral right next to it is also great to visit before or after the royal palace, as it's free.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ess219
Reviewed 4 days ago

Big, but not really interesting, the musea are better, a lot of space, megalomanic, what are people that live / work here doing in a place like this. Shameful kind of building

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cojotent
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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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11 January 2019|
Response from Alicia H | Reviewed this property |
I visited the armory on my own after a guided tour of other rooms in the Palace. I don't think that there is a time limit for any exhibits.
Abraham G
20 October 2018|
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Response from nic886 | Reviewed this property |
im Internet, Very easy and cheep.
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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