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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 #13 of 464 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 14, 2014 NEW

wandered round here we wear both blown away with the place and the amoury well worth a trip around while in madrid

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Constanta, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The palace is very impressive in size and adornment. I liked it although I didn't get to go inside because of the very long line.

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Basingstoke
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Once you are away from the guided tours around (And there are many) you can study the marvellous rooms - some of which are breath-taking.

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Melle , Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

A visit to the palace is worth it to pay 10 Euro for, it is even particularly nice. Where, however, I have a problem with is that in the first halls explanations in both Spanish and English state but as one goes further English is simply not always to be found. In other words, you learn Spanish or you provide... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Spend a couple of extra euros and take a tour guide---well worth it. Beautiful rooms and a great way to get out of the summer heat for an hour or two.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Like any other palace in old European city - worth a visit, to see the richly decorated rooms and halls and get a glance of "royal" Madrid. Strangely, it is not too crowded by tourists, so you might also get some quiet time, especially in high season. Make sure that you don't go here during the hours, when it is... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

You really do not get to see a whole lot of the palace but what you do get to see is unreal. I was more impressed with some of these rooms than I would ever have thought possible. I highly recommend you check this place out if in the area......get the audio guide and be certain to follow crazy numbers... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We took guided tour of Royal place , there is big history , lovely. The persons who has intrest of history , then must watch . Overall if u r in Madrid touring Royal place should be part of tour.

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kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Located right in the centre of the city. A must see when you are there. Everything is well set out and easy to view. The Stradivarious violins and cellos were spectacular, as were the chandeliers. There is also a magnificent armoury.

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hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

loved the palace. Good value and half price for over 65's. The rooms were very well presented and most of the descriptions were in English as well as Spanish

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