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Royal Palace of Madrid

Calle Bailen, 28071 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 54 88 00
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Luxurious, over-the-top rococo palace with over 2,000 opulently gilded rooms.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“throne room” (213 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Calle Bailen, 28071 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 54 88 00
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Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Beautiful architecture and stunning decor with several rooms Inc the throne room and very reasonably priced at 10 euro I attended at 2 with a massssive queue of atleast 250 people have no fear this soon cleared within 30/40 minuets do not be put of!

Thank Ben R
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Nice place. The attraction is free, but then you need to be in long queue for entry. Else you can buy tickets and then you would be into palace in just 2 minutes.

Thank Shashank003
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Visited in April on a wet day. The palace is spectacular, beautifully decorated and very impressive. There was so much to see, and plenty of time to wander through the lovely rooms taking in the atmosphere. I would thoroughly recommend. We also visited the armoury....More

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 8 April 2016

This is a must see. If you have visited other palaces in Europe or America you know what to expect: Amazing painting, Baroque style with sumptuous rooms. I believe that the Plaza de la Armería and the Jardines de Sabatine offered the nicest views

Thank Sandy K
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

We visited twice and it was closed both times. It was a pity that the official website had not been updated with this information.

Thank James H
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Very interesting and really enjoyable trip, the palace is amazing to look at and the parts open to the public are very interesting and have a lot of information. Pretty cheap at €11 each but would advise going early, opens at 10 when we got...More

Thank Chloe2410
Reviewed 7 April 2016

I'm not a big fan of touring the insides of palaces but this one was amazing! The rooms are gorgeous with incredible chandeliers. Unfortunately there are no photos allowed. Well worth the time and money to see!

Thank Judy B
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Beautiful palace in the centre of Madrid. So elegant and grand from outside and inside throughout. So lovely to see all the historical portraits and family history with bits and pieces of the modern royals too with historical style portraits and photos. Very extravagant ornate...More

Thank felicity a
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

We never went inside but the outside is sure worth a look. I really enjoyed the gardens and the fountains surrounding the very large castle!

Thank Helena D
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Wow. The whole place is impressive. We found it quite breathtaking. Luxurious, arty, fascinating architecture throughout - some spectacular chandeliers. About 10 Euros - a couple of hours to get around. Worth the money!

Thank Jesterson123
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Where is the link to buy 11 euro ticket online? The cheapest one from TripAdvisor and viator is about 34 dollars. Did I miss anything?
13 May 2017|
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Response from Bernaschina | Reviewed this property |
I bought them directly in the web page of Palacio Real. I used pay pal most of the time. Keep you CC safe. They are cheaper. I do not recall the exact price. They have a time allocation for the entrance and then best part... More
Daniel D
Is the palace open to visit on August 15? Feast of the assumption. I know many places in Spain are closed that day but I can't find any information about the Palacio Real.
7 May 2017|
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Response from Estefania G | Reviewed this property |
◾1 January: closed entire day ◾6 January: closed entire day ◾1 May: closed entire day ◾12 October: closed until 17:00 ◾24 December: closed from 15:00 ◾25 December: closed entire day ◾31 December: closed from 15:00 This are... More
Hi, can you pre book for the Palace or do you have to queue?
30 April 2017|
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Response from Marta S | Reviewed this property |
It is better to queue. Thursday you'll have a free entrance