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Address: Calle Bailen, 28071 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 34-914-548-800
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

Luxurious, over-the-top rococo palace with over 2,000 opulently gilded...

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Worthwhile but Skip the Audio Guide

My boyfriend and I had a really nice time visiting the Royal Palace. There are a lot of very interesting rooms to visit and the history is fascinating. Highly recommend skipping... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I had a really nice time visiting the Royal Palace. There are a lot of very interesting rooms to visit and the history is fascinating. Highly recommend skipping the audio tour, however. While both of us consider ourselves history nerds, the audio guide was extremely boring and way too in depth (e.g., droning on about the origin... More 

Thank wanderlustkn
san diego CA
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As I've traveled a lot and seen many palaces I must say I was pleasantly surprised to experience the grandeur of the Royal Palace. Easy to get to as it's a simple stroll from Plaza Mayor. We made use of their audio tour and was so happy we did as it helped us navigate through the many, many rooms of... More 

Thank rsftraveller
Lexington, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a terrific place to tour. So much history, including original thrones to kings and queens. So much beauty here, the furniture and the wall papers, and paintings - wow.... We got here near END of a day - good for less crowded, but allow for over an hour to stroll casually through the 14 rooms or so.... the... More 

Thank Lolabowla
Pune, India
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing place to spend the evening in the city. It was one of the main attraction, brilliant lighting.

Thank Ak9491
County Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really nice tourist site, the palace was stunning and so interesting! Each room in the palace was so beautiful and unique, you cant go to madrid without seeing it!

Thank eark95
Durban, South Africa
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98 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its worth the visit as it will transcend you into that era, making you relive what life must have been like in those days.

Thank Ferial
Heraklion Crete
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171 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's one of the largest palaces in the world. A landmark that you have to visit if you are visiting Madrid. I will not write anything that's not on the guides. What you need to know is, that every Wednesday, the palace entrance is free.

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Brisbane, Australia
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64 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The glitter and opulence of the interiors is overwhelming. Also worth seeing is the armoury which has the largest collection of armour in Europe. Particularly impressive is the armour and regalia for the horses - spectacular. Unfortunately, all of the signage is in Spanish, with no English translations, which is pretty poor given the entrance fee and that a significant... More 

Thank Almostrussian
Detroit, Michigan
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715 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great tour. we got the headsets and were able to better understand what we were looking at. WOW so much history. It big so this one will take a while to go though, but well worth the time.

Thank Joe M
Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An interesting tour of this vast palace in the centre of Madrid. Although only used for ceremonial occasions it was interesting to view the throne room, abdication papers and family portraits of the Royal family of Spain. A very interesting visit

Thank Mike P

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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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