This palace is an architectural marvel. Gothic. Modern. Spires. Statutes. Crazy art. Beautiful art. Buy your ticket on line--no joke, and discover the special entrance without the lines. The lines! They are 4 across, and 3 blocks long. They make Calif's Disneyland lines look like fast magic. If you are interested in architecture, maybe hire a local guide who can get you in before the crowds. Allow 2 hours if possible--it's fabulous.