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Royal Palace of Madrid

(Palacio Real de Madrid)
Palace, Monument / Landmark, and Art Museum
Palacio, Madrid
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  • Rewan P.
    "Beautiful palace, take the audio guide for an additional €3."(9 Tips)
    Amer S.
    "beautiful palace full of detail unlike anything"(5 Tips)
    Mish and Rob
    "free admission times for EU citizens."(6 Tips)
    Sylvia
    "least 15 mins before free admission starts."(7 Tips)
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  • Nae
    NaeJune 20, 2012
    Use the electronic guide! Great experience.
  • Angelika
    AngelikaMay 22, 2015
    Astonishing!
  • Qlina F.
    Qlina FoodwebMay 27, 2014
    Great scenery and nice Tapasbars in the surrounding area!
  • Frederico A.
    Frederico AmaralDecember 20, 2014
    You think you are rich? Imagine if you had a palace like this...
  • Nandini
    NandiniSeptember 6, 2013
    Do the guided tour for about 7 Euro extra. It is well worth it for the view into additional rooms and the history lessons. And while scheduled for an hour, our guide took us for nearly two!
  • Hani A.
    Hani AlawadiApril 27, 2015
    Nothing interesting to see inside, just have pictures from outside and that's it.
  • Erwin V.
    Erwin VanheckeFebruary 8, 2015
    Well worth the visit.
  • Amber J.
    Amber Johnson1 week ago
    The audio tour for an extra $3 euros was very helpful. Beautiful palace. Glad I did the tour!
  • European Parliament
    June 1985, Spain signed the Accession Treaty to European Economic Community and the Euratom. Over in Lisbon, Portugal was doing the same thing the very same day. Read more
    Upvoted May 28
  • Rob B.
    Rob BattiganFebruary 1, 2012
    Free admission wed /thur from 1500 for EU citizens
  • Yusuf B.
    Yusuf BuğbulMarch 17, 2014
    Take a close picture of the statues on the top, they'r holding a golden made trumpet! now thats Royal
  • Jie L.
    Jie LiMay 25, 2012
    It's a waste of time and money. Don't bother if you have visited many other places.
  • Erhan S.
    Erhan SentürkNovember 16, 2015
    A very old and elegant palace. Show the power of Spain gained suing the imperial explotation
  • Amin J.
    Amin JaberSeptember 20, 2014
    Beautiful scenery!
  • Sven L.
    Sven LuckermansFebruary 22, 2014
    Although impressive, not worth 10 eur, during the week you can get in for free (check the website) No pictures allowed inside
  • Ralph L.
    Ralph LeroyJune 11, 2013
    Just beautiful. Love the garden.
  • Sylvia
    SylviaMarch 29, 2013
    If you want to make it for the free admission be sure to be around the palace at least 15 mins before free admission starts. Otherwise you will be facing one of the longest queues ever :)
  • Arianna F.
    Arianna FieraSeptember 29, 2015
    Really beautiful and breathtaking, plus the gardens next to it are perfect for a walk and relaxation.
  • Caroline S.
    Caroline SantoshamAugust 24, 2014
    Not as amazing as the Versailles palace!
  • Pettran
    PettranOctober 11, 2016
    I read it has more than 3400 rooms 😮 Only saw it from outside. The queue was 200 meters long during free entrance at 16.00-18.00
  • Timo M.
    Timo MuttonenApril 10, 2015
    The King is not ar home, usually.
  • Scott C.
    Scott CaldwellMarch 20, 2010
    Get the audio guide. It's a must.
  • Roger S.
    Roger SchonfeldAugust 26, 2014
    The throne room was unsurprisingly impressive.
  • Vincent M.
    Vincent McCoolJune 10, 2013
    Get some great photos as you walk around
  • MJ L.
    MJ LeeMarch 30, 2015
    The staff at the audio tour counter says they have no more device but I do see devices there. Even after people return 2 devices and they are only willing to give me one. Tip: come back in minutes.
  • Kate B.
    Kate BoykoJune 18, 2015
    Usually open for public. But it may be closed due to official ceremonies. Panoramic view from the balcony, beautiful rooms and halls inside the palace!
  • Mish and Rob
    Mish and RobJune 7, 2014
    Surprisingly interesting and fun! Check the website for free admission times for EU citizens.
  • Melina R.
    Melina R.March 17, 2014
    Very interesting sightseeing in Madrid.
  • Severin K.
    Severin KempfSeptember 13, 2015
    If you don't speak Spanish, get the audio guide! Almost all of the placards are in Spanish. In the palace interior, some are in English. But in the armory and other parts it is purely Spanish.
  • Max v.
    Max v. BeustFebruary 3, 2015
    Simply incredible. Totally worth any admission you pay.
  • Daniele C.
    Daniele CatalinottoJuly 18, 2012
    Winderful!
  • Piotr S.
    Piotr SJuly 23, 2013
    if you're short on time, skip the Royal Pharmacy (it's boring) and treat the official chambers as a priority.
  • Op. Dr. Fakı AKIN
    Op. Dr. Fakı AKINDecember 4, 2015
    impressive
  • Enrike H.
    Enrike HernandoJanuary 19, 2011
    Pepe apesta!
  • Roger S.
    Roger SchonfeldAugust 24, 2014
    Nice to see the temporal juxtaposed with the spiritual: Cathedral is next door.
  • Enforex S.
    Enforex SchoolsNovember 3, 2011
    On one side of the city, up went the city's emblematic Palacio Real (Royal Palace), designed by Italian architects Filippo Juvarra and Giambattista Saccheti Read more
  • Rewan P.
    Rewan Parti3 weeks ago
    Beautiful palace, take the audio guide for an additional €3. Also you can take the opera station train which is a few meters away. Don't miss the gala dining room.
    Upvoted 10 hours ago
  • Viktoria S.
    Viktoria SamanthaAugust 25, 2013
    The palace is free to visit on monday afternoon!
  • Jen
    JenJanuary 17, 2016
    Great views over Madrid, the tour is worth a visit
  • Otel.com
    Otel.comDecember 1, 2011
    This palace of the official residence of the King, used for state ceremonies. Look at the 50 impressive ornate rooms available to the public. Highlights are the Royal Chapel and the Porcelain Room.
    Upvoted May 28
  • Valentina C.
    Valentina CiolinoNovember 16, 2015
    Don't bother with the audio guide (too long and too much intro music). Guided tours are much more convenient.
  • Evan W.
    Evan WeinmanDecember 13, 2014
    The palace is gorgeous both inside and out. Saturated in history and talent or is certainly not a spot you want to miss.
  • MJ.
    MJ.September 1, 2014
    Gorgeous palace. Pay a small fee and tour the grounds
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TopeteDecember 7, 2014
    Unique building! It has a huge park in the back
  • Laila K.
    Laila KOctober 21, 2012
    Amazing , must see everything is spectacular I loved the blue room dining room
  • Kenneth W.
    Kenneth WongDecember 7, 2011
    Bring a telephoto lens!
  • JH H.
    JH H-DOctober 31, 2015
    The tour inside is HUGE. Be prepared!!
  • Xenn L.
    Xenn LaBelleMarch 8, 2016
    I stroll around hotel. And what i see!
  • Monica V.
    Monica VargasJanuary 17, 2016
    Although I did not enter, it is a splendid site from all of its angles. Went there over and over during and day and night... Stood there thinking "these are our ancestors that dominated our lands..."
  • Delivinos S.
    Delivinos Spanish WinesDecember 4, 2011
    This is not the residence of the Spanish Royal Family... It's an ancient Royal Palace
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