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Royal Palace of Madrid

Calle Bailen, 28071 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
34-914-548-800
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As featured in 3 days in Madrid
Ranked #15 of 458 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

My wife and I very much enjoyed our visit to the palace. We would also recommend the audio guide to complement your visit. The palace contains an incredible amount of art and extreme opulence that was really cool to see. It was fun imagining the scenes that took place within those walls and the decisions made inside.

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Valletta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Where do I begin? 10 euros entrance, and 4euros each for the audio guides. We spent over 3 hours in awe. I have visited an number of Palace over the world, but this is by for the best! We lost track of the number of rooms open to the public, and each one was designed and decorated in individual styles... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

A peep into how the Spanish Royal family lived. Lots of colors and fine fabrics but overall an uncomfortable lifestyle in todays world. Even the current royal family don't live here. Too formal would rather have our middle class lifestyle.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

You will see approx. 50 rooms out of 2800 - so it is a huge palace. It is a little expensive but it is for free after 6pm. The paintings are fantastic and the chapel - I am speechless.

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kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Went on a Sunday afternoon in August. No queue's to get in, and was nearly empty. Allow about 2 hours. Some stunning rooms, of which the porcelain room was my favourite. The ceilings had some amazing fresco's too. Information is a bit patchy, and the ticket price does not include a guide. But definately a feast form the eyes.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Wow, it was such a pleasure to visit this beautiful Palace - so much to see and admire but I was not happy because photography was not allowed inside unlike other Palaces in various cities and countries. Still worth the visit and we didn't have to wait long in a queue at all. At the time of our visit, the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

great way to spend a day learning about Spanish aristocracy and history. tours are well organized and fairly priced

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This is one of the mist beautiful buildings I've ever had pleasure to visit. The interior rooms are simply magnificent and set out in a way that captures the splendour of the monarchy. For culture lovers I would definitely recommend buying the audio tour but it's not really necessary. In each room there is a snippet of information about the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

If your a teacher bring id to prove your in education and you get in for free. You can take as much time as you like to look around this palace , no queues the day we stopped by. 2 hours makes a lovely visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I've toured many palaces and this is absolutely beautiful. It is well worth the visit. Make sure you use the audio tour- it will be worth the money. Taking pictures were not allowed, we saw a few people stopped by security and they were pretty strict about it

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