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Address: Calle Bailen, 28071 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 34-914-548-800
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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A must see while in Madrid. Go on a guided tour to have the best experience. The Palace was more opulent than we expected. While maybe not as nice as a Versailles in France it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A must see while in Madrid. Go on a guided tour to have the best experience. The Palace was more opulent than we expected. While maybe not as nice as a Versailles in France it was better than Windsor in England.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It was indeed a royal palace, similar to many others in Europe, but no less impressive. Every single room contained an amazing ceiling mural, and gold and silk and all that great stuff. Not to be missed if you're in Madrid.

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Bega, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was probably the highlight of all the sights seen in Spain - just amazing to see! Definitely recommend!

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Port Moody, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Interesting art exhibit. Nice view from the courtyard. Palace is massive and architecture is very beautiful

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A truly stunning palace but just a shame photos are not permitted inside. Not much of the palace is available to see but gives you a wonderful experience of the grandeur of this overwhelming palace.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful building. The day we were there, I had my picture taken with two police officers on horses. So much history and the architecture was stunning

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Really interesting palace, no idea that it is the largest in Europe. On top of a hill, with a cathedral close by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The building and the surroundings are amazing, beautiful and well-conserved. To make it better, we got into the exposition, and the inside is more beautiful, totally advisable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful palace - visited in the day time and in the evening when lit up - didn't go inside not sure if it is open to the public but an impressive build

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our visit to the palace which was really an art museum. Not that crowded. Audioguide was very helpful.

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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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