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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...
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This castle is magnificent and is larger and more grand ( if possible) than the Louvre. The Porcelain Room and the King's chambers are my favorite. They have a collection of Strad... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This castle is magnificent and is larger and more grand ( if possible) than the Louvre. The Porcelain Room and the King's chambers are my favorite. They have a collection of Strad Violins that almost made me cry.. So beautiful. Don 't miss the armory collections near the cathedral.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

You could spend hours at this site. The palace grounds (garden and plaza) are beautiful, interiors are elaborate. There is the option for an audio guide, but was extra (4e per website but I think we paid 7e each I believe). We could have gotten by with one audio guide for the three of us. Tips: 1. not much English... More 

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Newforest
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The negative was they wouldn't allow ANY photography - flash or not!! We simply couldn't understand why not - especially in their Armoury not sure what the problem was other than you won't buy their books at the end?? The Palace was up to the standards expected to see with beautiful ceilings etc...you can take your time and go at... More 

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montevideo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I encourage you to go visit this palace and go inside, weekdays after 6pm free entrance. check local activity magazines for event and free passes. entrance is 8EUR but you can save money if you plan ahead.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Much less interesting or beautiful than many other palaces throughout Europe. I recommend using the audio-guide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I would never have guessed how grand and how nice it is on the inside from the outside. It paints a detailed picture of the luxurious life style the Spanish royals used to live in this building (still lives? As the Royal family still lives here today). We didn't get a guided tour but we happened to loosely follow an... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Book the 2nd last tour of the day. Not so packed. Beautiful palace, one of the best in Europe. Not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I wanted to see the palace when it was quiet so went 1 hour before closing. The staff were amazed I only wanted 1 hour in the palace so insisted on giving me a discounted student ticket and the audio guide for free. How nice! The palace is impressive and the rooms very opulent. It's an interesting look at history.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Beautiful grounds and buildings. It was a little hot and we didn't spend much time in it. Will definitely recommend, though

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This was a beautiful grand palace, the self guided tour is perfect. I recommend the audio tour, as it offers some great information, room by room that you would not otherwise hear about. Also, don't miss the Apothocary! The view of the valley from the plaza is truly breathtaking, be sure to walk over to the far end of the... More 

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Additional Information about Royal Palace of Madrid

Address: Address: Calle Bailen, 28071 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 34-914-548-800
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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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