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Royal Palace of Madrid

Address: Calle Bailen, 28071 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
Phone Number: 34-914-548-800
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Aranjuez Royal Palace Tour from Madrid
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Ranked #9 of 1,382 things to do in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Art museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Luxurious, over-the-top rococo palace with over 2,000 opulently...
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Type: Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Art museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Luxurious, over-the-top rococo palace with over 2,000 opulently gilded rooms.
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Toronto
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81 reviews 81 reviews
12 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This place stands up to its reputation as among the top three palaces in Europe. Very interesting lifestyle, the royals of yesteryear led. Ornate. A separate room for each activity for the Kings. A little much for the common citizens to take but hey, that is what a monarchy is about.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Liked: Audioguide, range of artworks and clear layout. Disliked: Ropes and plastic protection screens, overly officious security staff in rooms.

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Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

As far as attractions go, this is beautiful. However, the rude employees soured the visit from the beginning. They act as though you are interrupting their private conversations with co-workers when inquiring about restrooms, lockers for back packs, etc. There was also construction going on all over the place. I would rather take my money and business where people actually... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This palace has the most beautiful rooms. The Gasparini Suite is spectacular with embroidered wallpaper and a unique ceiling. There is a room with the walls and ceiling covered with porcelain. Visitors can see over 20 rooms, including the throne room, chapel and dining room, each decorated and furnished beautifully. Not to be missed on a visit to Madrid.

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Yogya
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181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I have seen a lot of castle and palace but Madrid Palace has something different due to the fact it is still lived by Spain king's family. So the it is still alive in all aspects. The decoration inside is really amazing. The detail and the history attached to this palace made it an amazing attraction that you must not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A journey back into the opulence of the Spanish rulers; this has to be on the agenda of any Madrid experience. The attraction is well documented by others but take in the armoury also, it is something of a hide gem.

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oradell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Really something to see. The architecture and history is just fascinating. If possible try to arrange a tour to maximize on the experience.

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited the art exhibition first which showed various pictures of the Royalty of Madrid before wandering through the very ornate rooms. Many had excellent ceilings! I would recommend getting an audio guide though or a tour to make the most of the experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

You'll be amazed at the size and majesty of this ornate yet tasteful palace, the largest of its kind in Western Europe.

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Tijeras, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We visited on a Monday in October and crowds were minimal. Really a nice experience and great lunch nearby. Warm but pleasant weather early in Oct.

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