Royal Palace of Madrid

Royal Palace of Madrid

Royal Palace of Madrid
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings
10:00 - 18:00
Monday
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
About
Luxurious, over-the-top rococo palace with over 2,000 opulently gilded rooms.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Admission tickets
from €19.00
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Plan your visit
The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Centro
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 desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
How to get there
  • Ópera • 5 min walk
  • Santo Domingo • 9 min walk
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Laurie S
Loudon, TN16 contributions
Palace visit
Sep 2021
It was a rainy day when we did a private tour of palace. I think I prefer audio…tour guide was hard to understand with mask. Beautiful place. Walls of silk, lots of beautiful chandeliers. Largest palace in Europe and never really lived in. My biggest disappointment was they only let you take pictures in the first couple rooms. First for us…most palaces allo2 you full photo access.
Written 20 September 2021
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Elise D
3 contributions
Worth seeing in Madrid
Sep 2021
Definitely worth seeing if you had even just one day in Madrid. Really beautiful and because they don’t let you take pictures of the rooms on the inside it really is something you have to see for yourself!
Written 15 September 2021
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Elisabeth M
London, UK4 contributions
great palace
Sep 2021
I just loved visiting the palace. It´so big and amazing! I think it´s a good plan if you´re in Madrid
Written 14 September 2021
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Eva Simonyi
Budapest, Hungary65 contributions
Must see, gorgeous
Aug 2021
The line was huge, I recommend to buy the ticket in advance, we were waiting for almost an hour to get in. But it was worth it, it is luxurious, and breathtaking. Don't miss the armory room which is 'hidden', outside of the palace, on the left side.
Written 14 September 2021
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Patricia D
Amherst, MA1,856 contributions
A Not To Miss
Sep 2021 • Friends
Fabulous and well worth your time. We used our Rick Steve Guide to read about each room. There are a few English explanations. There are frequently tour guides outside that can be booked too. We managed fine with our book.
No pictures are allowed. The palace and Armory are the best I have viewed.
Written 13 September 2021
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Robert L
Amherst, MA1,421 contributions
WOW
Sep 2021 • Couples
Isn't this why many of us travel to Europe. Room after room just dazzles you. You can set your own pace.
The ticket line is slower than molasses. Don't miss the armory at the end- part of admission. Worth a trip to Madrid.
Written 13 September 2021
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LastEmpiricist
3 contributions
Great Experience
Sep 2021
The palace is really impressive. History-minded people are likely to enjoy the work of arts found in the palace. This is a must-go. However, I recommend visitors to arrive early and even before opening. For, the wait can be pretty long given the poor organisation of the staff.
Also, pay attention to the opening days, the palace is sometime used for official ceremony during which only the armoury is opened to visit.
Written 13 September 2021
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Relax19197999306
Warsaw, Poland15 contributions
Royal Palace of Madrid
Aug 2021
Very impresive halls, plenty of nice things to see. There're also interesting side expositions and even the view from the outisde is marvelous.
Written 2 September 2021
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Iloveyou
United Kingdom13 contributions
Amazing
Aug 2021
We were impressed by the beauty of this royal palace, very beautiful avenue, pretty park , to do one time
Written 30 August 2021
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Chris Gil Goodtimes
San Bernardino, United States17 contributions
A must see when visiting Madrid!
Aug 2021
This palace is amazing! The history, the rooms, just breathtaking. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND booking a tour guide for this tour. There are many to choose from, and ours tour guide provided so much additional information and made the entire tour 1000% better.
Written 29 August 2021
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Royal Palace of Madrid is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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