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Royal Palace of Madrid

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Luxurious, over-the-top rococo palace with over 2,000 opulently gilded rooms.
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Calle Bailen, 28071 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 54 88 00
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Reviewed yesterday

I enjoyed visiting the main part of the museum. However, for me the icing on the cake was the armory.

Thank Kevin L
Reviewed yesterday

Our taxi driver dropped us off on the right side of this massive structure. We walked towards the front gate and it was a pretty long walk because this royal palace is so big, I mean BIG! You turn right upon reaching the corner of...More

Thank 317elwynm
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is still an functioning palace for state events and it shows with the furnishings and the great state everything is in. A must do in Madrid. Best buy tickets online to avoid the masses. The audio/video tablet guide is a must but you will...More

Thank Docsam
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was an interesting place to visit, we took advantage of the free admission after 6pm and still had enough time to enjoy it.

Thank luiskv
Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed our guided tour of the palace with the insight and information provided to get a glimpse of what life in this magnificent palace was all about. The detail in architecture and paintings was a highlight.

Thank Lynne S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Didn’t actually go into the palace due to the high number of people, but it was a weekend. It’s beautiful architecture! Well worth the walk around that whole area!

Thank ThomasMusa
Reviewed yesterday

It's beautiful and very large. There is alot of ground to cover if you want to get good photos in. When we went there was a couple school field trips so it was busier than usual. But another location to check off while you are...More

Thank Chunkeeventures
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited the palace and bought a ticket at the palace, barely any queue, great rooms to view inside. Lovely outside area to view as well, didn't go with a tour but they seemed very good from what we saw

Thank Claire W
Reviewed yesterday

Everything in the palace was well looked and after and the history given by the guide was really interesting and entertaining. I would gladly recommend a visit.

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There are timed entry tickets to the Palace and we were glad we booked online the night before as we were then able to bypass the long queue when we arrived just before our 11.30 time slot. The Palace is wondrous both from the outside...More

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September 24, 2018|
Response from luiskv | Reviewed this property |
Admission is free on a number of cases, for general public is free during the last 2 hrs of operation mon to thurs for citizens of the EU and Latin America, and legal residents. You may want to check Spain’s National... More
August 16, 2018|
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Response from pags-21 | Reviewed this property |
we visited early august - we did have the skip the line tour but there was no queue regardless.
July 12, 2018|
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Response from Philip A | Reviewed this property |
One whole façade faces a public square from which much can be seen, but the courtyards and gardens are not accessible outside opening hours