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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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Ranked #11 of 457 Attractions in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Art Museums, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and I saw the exhibition of the Portrait in the Royal Collections. There were many portraits of the kings and queens of Spain. The most beautiful portrait was the Sorolla portrait of Alfonso XIII. There was also a very good portrait of IsabelI by Franz Xavier Winterhalter. Juan Pantoja painted a very good portrait of Felipe III.

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Kunitachi, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Wow! we overviewed the palace from the spanish square , because we tryed to see the palace from th ewindow of the car which was diffu\icult to overview the palace.I heared the king and queen are living the another palace. zThe architecture itself was fantstic ,I thought this is much nicer british palace.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

It was wonderful and the main thing I would like readers to know is that the Changing of The Guard, with great pomp and circumstance, featuring men on horses in fully array only happens at the Palace once a month on the first Wednesday of the month. We were lucky to have been there then, and were happy we had... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We loved our visit to the palace, it was well worth the visit and my second in 3 years. We took advantage of the free entry for EU citizens after 4pm and this made our visit even better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

My favorite time to visit the Palace is in the Evening when it is all lit up, if you are lucky, the sky behind will be wonderful shades of blue or red. A nice place to sit in front of and soak in the Environment.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This palace display design like art and furniture and the building. It shows culture and relationship with other countries.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We spent three days in Madrid at the end of a two week tour through Spain.we were interested in seeing the Prado, the palace and taking a tour toToledo and, other than that, we wonder round and just got to know the city.we went to the palace on a very very busy, rainy Sunday morning and got in with about... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

liked location, size of building,outside gardens. dislike,state of surroundings, arrogance of guards, not family orientated, luck of information to senior citizens.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The palace was vast, beautiful, and I must add, heavily decadent. It was good that we were there relatively early, and so could take our time admiring some of the more intricate parts of the palace. We noticed that it was close to impossible to do the same when the various tour groups arrived, as visitors just ended up pushing/rushing... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

While fighting jet lag and a light drizzle on my arrival day I decided to tour the Royal Palace. The audio tour is pretty average but coupled it with Rick Steve's guide and it was fairly interesting.

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