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Royal Palace of Madrid

Address: Calle Bailen, 28071 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
Phone Number: 34-914-548-800
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Private Tour
$40*
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Private Tour: Madrid Running Tour
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$57*
and up
Aranjuez Royal Palace Tour from Madrid
89%
Ranked #12 of 438 Attractions in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Art Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Luxurious, over-the-top rococo palace with over 2,000 opulently...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Art Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Luxurious, over-the-top rococo palace with over 2,000 opulently gilded rooms.
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San Francisco, California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I was in Spain between Christmas and New Year; this was a highlight of Madrid. Of the Prado, Reina Sofia, and Palacio Real, this was my favorite. Lots to see especially with the current temporary exposition featuring portraits of the royal family (past and present). Definitely worth the price of admission although the audio guide was a bit of a... More 

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

It is an amazing sight. Very big and grand. If you plan to visit Madrid, the Royal Place is a place that must be visited.

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Toronto
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

As Royal Palaces go, this is one of the nicer ones and should not be missed. Fantastic collection of art and furnishings...and people actually live there. Don Carlos was in residence the first day we tried to go see it and it was closed.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

On arrival we found a notice saying shut for 2 days due to major event. I wish this had been posted on the web-site, but perhaps security inhibits that ? Got there on day 3 and enjoyed the visit. Cafe good for lunch.

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Sliema, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We loved the building itself and the gardens/plazza opposite. very nice views from palace courtyard overlooking open countryside.Also very convienent for visiting the catheadral next door.

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Architecturally amazing, definitely worth visiting and worth the wait in line. The Palace of Madrid is great for taking photos, as every photographer or person with a canera will thoroughly enjoy this site.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

It's one of the great palaces of Europe and definitely worth the wait on line. It's very interesting to see how the royals live(d).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

You've got to come here! It is so interesting looking at the rooms and seeing the art, the tapestries, the history! We thought that it was an underused Palace, only to find out that the King signed his abdication papers there in 2014. The armoury is part of the tour and that is also fascinating, if not sad to view... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We took about an hour to visit and this was our second time in 3 years. We did not an audio tour - there were plenty of signs in English that explain each room. Cool to see the dining area that the Royal family still uses and the views from the front entrance area are very good as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This is a must do if you are in Madrid. Entry cost €11 and you get access to the main courtyard and plenty of rooms full of history where previous kings and queens walked. Inevitably, you start to compare this to Buckingham palace and it comes out on top in almost every single way. Far better value, far better access... More 

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