We went to the palace at sunday morning. The line for tickets was long. I purchse tickets by the intetnet.There is not any line for ticket holders and they need only the code you get by email. The palace audio guided tour is very good....More
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Entry was a bit chaotic with long line for audio guide, but well worth it. Nice overview of Spanish history and, of course, some spectacular rooms.
Great day out,15km by bus 601 from Moncloa.Lovely riverside walk on the right over the bridge as far as you like as it is a linear walk.great birdwatching and an excellent lunch in a local restaurant after.
First you should check whether the palace is open before you set out because it is often closed. This is because it provides accommodation for Heads of State and their entourages during state visits and of course is not open at these times. Take the...More
Official residence of Spanish royal family but only used for state functions. Large in statue only a small portion is open to the public. Two lines are formed outside, one for those holding tickets one for without. All who enter pass through X-ray machines. If...More
The palace is interesting but not that big so you can see this in around 90 minutes not counting the wait for tickets. They have a nice shop too.
For someone like me with an interest in Francisco Franco this is a must-see. As is known Franco made El Pardo his home and headquarters and ruled Spain with an iron hand for 36 years (1939-75) mostly from this palace. If you do the tour...More
We were glad we visited this palace when we were in Madrid, but I guess we just expected more after reading about it in preparation for our trip. It could stand some work on it.