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Royal Palace of Madrid

Calle Bailen, 28071 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
34-914-548-800
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As featured in 3 days in Madrid
Ranked #15 of 458 Attractions in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Luxurious, over-the-top rococo palace with over 2,000 opulently gilded rooms.
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Washoe City, Nevada, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The palace has the original opulence of when it was build. Everything has been preserved. It was heavy decorated with ornate ceilings and walls. It is very beautiful. If you like decor or just like to see how the monarchs lived this is for you.

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

On our visit to the royal palace we got a good insight into the building and saw many rooms, but the visit is no more than two hours so it may be worth queuing to go in for free at 6pm.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

So gorgeous! Wish we could have taken pictures inside. The art was magnificent and unbelievable. If you are not on a tour you'll get stuck behind one, might as well pay up & go on a tour.

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I like this a lot. It felt like a smaller version of Versailles, but it was just as beautiful. I loved the dining hall with the huge table. The fact that it's still used for state dinners and such, made it extra interesting.

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Swanley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The positives with the Royal Palace is that it is quite magnificent and you will have several rooms to view. I particularly enjoyed the gala dining room and the armoury. There are quite a few steps to negotiate though which my Mum felt a bit! ( not sure if there is a lift). The negatives were the fact that you... More

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Overwhelming palace with beautiful rooms and decor. Easy to find your way through it all. And remember also to visit the church. One of the must to see when visiting beautiful and lively Madrid.

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wiltshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

What an impressive building! Even more so when lit up at night!! We were looking into visiting the palace before our flight to Madrid however the website for the attraction was in Spanish and I was unable to find ticket costs and opening times etc. We arrived at mid-day and found only a dozen or so people in the queue... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This was a very beautiful palace and it had some very beautiful views, but there was not a lot there. We traveled with two small children and they became bored very quickly. It was also a little pricey, for what it was. Nothing bad to say, but I don't think I would go here again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Again, Madrid has the most beautiful buildings and gardens, and this one was no exception. History, art, architecture, all abound wherever you look or travel.Superb.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Lots of rooms, just when you think it's over there is more. Very friendly tour guide.I would go again! Great for family, friends, or solo traveling

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