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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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Beautiful palace with very reasonable entry fees. Queues can get rather long so it's best to arrive early. You are allowed to take photographs anywhere in the palace so long as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Telford, United Kingdom
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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

Beautiful palace with very reasonable entry fees. Queues can get rather long so it's best to arrive early. You are allowed to take photographs anywhere in the palace so long as you don't use flash.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

This is one of the top top palaces in the world. Organisation is wonderful. You can walk through at your own pace, take as much time as you like and thanks to audio guides get all the essential information. The rooms are just magnificent. How lucky are we to be able to see such opulence first hand. Just stunning. Don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Great spread of the palace grounds and the interior was also fascinating. Got in without having to wait in cue with my Madrid card so that was a plus. Loved the decor and the exquisite paintings on the ceilings!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

This palace is a must see when in Madrid! The qeue at the entrance looks huge, but it moves quite fast. An audioguide is available and I recommend, so to learn interesting facts re royal family and life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

We went here just by passing through Madrid and this place will actually take ur breath away. It's only €11 in and I would recommend going into the actual palace, you aren't allowed to take photos of the inside but the rooms and atmosphere is just amazing, the amount of work and detail in it is absolutely outstanding. Loved just... More 

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Drayton Parslow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Although I'm no art expert, I found this exhibition to be very absorbing particularly the portraiture by artists like Goya and Velasquez. The royal apartments are also amazing to see - the craftsmanship. I particularly liked the porcelain room and the yellow room. You will get a sore neck from looking at the stunning ceiling frescos!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

A guided tour of the Royal Palace provided us with additional insights which really brought the Palace and its history to life. The only drawback for me, as I walk with sticks, was the lack of seats in the State Rooms which I recognise would lead to bottle necks, and security issues, but I found myself thinking too much about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

I'm not particularly into these kinds of exhibits, so my review might be a bit subjective. It didn't really wow me but it was good none the less. Very opulent.

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Stony Point, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

The Royal Palace is not "really" a museum as its is still used for governent functions involving the King of Spain.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

It may explain a little the Spanish economic situation, but the place really need a better care. Dirty, lake of options to a place so important like this one

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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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