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Palacio Real de El Pardo

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Address: Calle Manuel Alonso s/n | El Pardo, 28048 Madrid, Spain
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An enjoyable couple of hours

When I first approached this palace, it reminded me of the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria ........I had forgotten to connect the dots between the Spanish Royals and the... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2016
Sharon L
Palo Alto, California
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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Great day out,15km by bus 601 from Moncloa.Lovely riverside walk on the right over the bridge as far as you like as it is a linear walk.great birdwatching and an excellent lunch in a local restaurant after.

Thank John E
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived in Madrid late and ran to get into the Palacio Real before the last entrance time of 5:00 pm. We were given free admission. The rooms are so elaborate, especially the throne room.

Thank longhorn1983
Bromley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

First you should check whether the palace is open before you set out because it is often closed. This is because it provides accommodation for Heads of State and their entourages during state visits and of course is not open at these times. Take the 601 bus from the bus station at Moncloa metro station (end of the yellow line... More 

Thank Julie W
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Official residence of Spanish royal family but only used for state functions. Large in statue only a small portion is open to the public. Two lines are formed outside, one for those holding tickets one for without. All who enter pass through X-ray machines. If you need to purchase tickets , once you pass security there are ten ticket windows... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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346 reviews
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Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

When I first approached this palace, it reminded me of the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria ........I had forgotten to connect the dots between the Spanish Royals and the Habsburgs....a good history lesson ....

Thank Sharon L
San Jose, California
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

The palace is interesting but not that big so you can see this in around 90 minutes not counting the wait for tickets. They have a nice shop too.

Thank Rusby1
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

For someone like me with an interest in Francisco Franco this is a must-see. As is known Franco made El Pardo his home and headquarters and ruled Spain with an iron hand for 36 years (1939-75) mostly from this palace. If you do the tour you will be shown the room where Franco chaired cabinet meetings, his office, his bedroom,... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

We were glad we visited this palace when we were in Madrid, but I guess we just expected more after reading about it in preparation for our trip. It could stand some work on it.

Thank librarian73
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

El Palacio Real de El Pardo is a must see during your visit to Spain. The works of art, paintings and silver are beautifully rendered and displayed. The palacio is beautifully maintained and worth a visit. Entrance fees apply.

Thank Mara S
South Australia
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

Impressive building, well worth the tour from the sweeping grand staircase to the ornate 23 rooms on display. The Royal Armoury is fascinating and has a wonderful display of parade and tournament aRMOUR.

Thank Valerie037

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