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Luxurious, over-the-top rococo palace with over 2,000 opulently gilded rooms.
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Calle Bailen, 28071 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 54 88 00
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Reviewed today via mobile

Beautiful Palace - recommend to pre-book tickets online to avoid queues (we went on a Sunday evening and it was quite quiet), don’t miss the armoury (building on your right hand side at side of palace if you are facing away from palace toward cathedral).

Thank 147mrso
Reviewed today

Loved the Royal Palace, but loved the square outside more in the evening. There was two guys playing the harp and violin, my 14 year old daughter loved it. It was great to sit on the steps and watch the sunset and listen to the...More

Thank Tracey A
Reviewed yesterday

An excellent visit! Beautiful stately rooms, colour and history, with audio visual if you want them. Enough English translations to manage without,

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great tour lots of walking but we'll worth it. Our tour guide Beatrice was amazing. Lots of history and beuty to see.

Thank shan1203
Reviewed yesterday

best advice is to go early in the morning when it opens, and still you could be in line for maybe 15 - 20 minutes before being able to enter. But it beats the much longer lines later in the day. The Palace itself is...More

Thank notperfectalas2
Reviewed yesterday

Take your time and enjoy the palace. Lots of places to take a seat and examine the finer aspects of the architecture and decor. We found fair value by standing in line for the regular €10 admission. Ok there are more details with the audio...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It has nice rooms in there, historic stuff. If you love history you should go there. We went there only to say we went there and to take some pictures

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Reviewed yesterday

Absolutley stunning building right in the heart of Madrid ,very reasonable price of admission adults £10 children £5 which allows virtually full accesss to the palace ,staff are very courteous and informative ,photography is also permitted in a large ammount of the building with some...More

Thank Barbara T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A place to visit while in Madrid. It is good to have the electronic guide with you. Explanations are clear and useful. A must see.

Thank Antobeirut
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We toured through the Royal Palace of Madrid one morning. Something interesting I learnt was that this palace is the largest in Europe! It occupies an area of 135,000 square meters. There’s a very large “Plaza de Palacio” in front of the palace which I...More

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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
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July 11, 2018|
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Response from UtpalShah | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t buy the palace tickets online. But wherever in Spain I did buy tickets online, I was able to just show the pdf. Spain is big on reducing paper, so I’m sure pdf at palace will also work.