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Royal Palace of Madrid

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Address: Calle Bailen, 28071 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 34-914-548-800
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Luxurious, over-the-top rococo palace with over 2,000 opulently gilded...
Luxurious, over-the-top rococo palace with over 2,000 opulently gilded rooms.
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Royal palace at royal sunset

We stayed in Madrid for 2 nights. It was our first time but what a great choice. Since we only had this short time we decided what my spouse wanted to visit, which was the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The palace is quite large. The tour directs you through only some of the rooms. No photos allowed inside. On the whole I was a bit underwhelmed

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Strand, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We stayed in Madrid for 2 nights. It was our first time but what a great choice. Since we only had this short time we decided what my spouse wanted to visit, which was the oldest taverna in town. Dolores. And I choose the Royal Palace at sunset. An excellent choice. The sun set the palace in gold. Breathtaking.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Not an initial bucket list visit sight, but an absolute non-miss location. It was an extremely impressive view into the royal history of Spain. Interior designs of the rooms were really worth the entry cost

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The guidebooks are correct- get there at 10 am as the museum ope ns in order to avoid the throngs of tourists. Much more personal scale to visit than Versailles. Sumptuous, but believably real. Thank you, royal family for sharing your historic home with the public.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit. The rooms are beautiful and the palace is used for state occasions. Entry fee was good value for money. Cafe on site for lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Family of 5 visit. Boys love discussing how war must have been whilst viditing the amour museum. All were astonished by the fascinating beauty of the royal rooms, thron and the halls you can visit. A must visit if you are in Madrid!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building with huge courtyard and many exhibits. The armoury is good and features weapons from around the world. If you've visited a european palace before, this is no different, filled with artefacts of the past and treasure. In a central location so you can visit other attractions on the same day easily. Make sure you check out the cathedral... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Well, you can't pass up palaces in Europe. But when it is one of the top in Europe...you must go. It was a short line to get in during the afternoon. Stay with your guide or listen to your headphones, and absorb what they tell you. Lovely walk to get here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Not far from the city centre, there is this palace. It's wonderful! Not as big as Versailles for example, but very good nonetheless. And since it's located inside the city, it's very easy to go. All the paintings, furniture and decorations tell a bit of the history of the Spanish royal family, and of the country itself. A must go!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Central Park Royalty. Fantastic rolling greens leading to attractions palace, museums .. All picturesque Not so exciting or different from many other parks

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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.
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