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Royal Palace of Madrid

Calle Bailen, 28071 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
34-914-548-800
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Ranked #14 of 496 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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Madrid, Spain
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77 reviews 77 reviews
50 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

If you've visited any other European palaces, I'd say skip this one. It's severely underwhelming compared to every other palace or castle I've seen. While the palace itself is huge, you can only visit about 25% of it - we spent only about an hour inside. The signs are very nondescriptive and unhelpful. The armory was wonderful though, so if... More

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Wirral
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

it was okay but the outside is shabby,inside was a lot better some beautiful rooms to see.Thought it would have had nice gardens to see but it hasn't,just a view of green open space.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing place to see , I'm not normally a history buff but this Royal palace is amazing and the armoury was out of this world , some of the muskets from the 1500's were awesome to see.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Royal palace is beautiful inside and out and well worth a visit. But it can be very crowded with tour parties who seem to have no concept of standing to one side and letting other people pass through so it got a big frustrating. Apart from that I enjoyed my visit as the interior of the palace is stunning

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Townsville, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

While I have seen many other far more prestigious and interesting palaces and buildings around the world I would still recommend the visit while in Madrid. Full with beautiful art pieces and priceless artefacts with some rooms leaving you breathless. Unfortunately no photos are allowed once inside the palace so take every thing in when you walk through the many... More

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

made of large park and huge building , statues , trees , water fountain , nice jardin . you can choose to walk around . take the metro train to plaza de Espana stop or principe pio , or you could choose to stop by opera which place is near by . nice place to enjoy yourself if you have... More

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Good place to spend a couple hours. Not too crowded, friendly staff. The armory building was very good.

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Swaffham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

A beautiful area, with cafes and shops, the Royal palace is really worth visiting. I loved the interiors and was pleased to know it is still in use.

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Kaluga, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

For me an internal exhibition is too small for so huge palace, you don't need much time to explore it. Internals are very nice, ceilings are beautiful, rooms are magnificent. I very like an internal church, it's so impressive.

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Ra'anana, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This beautiful palace is quite astounding from the ceilings to the tapestries and art collections. Well worth a visit.

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