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Royal Palace of Madrid

(Palacio Real de Madrid)
Palace, Monument / Landmark, and Art Museum
Palacio, Madrid
  • Lewin H.
    "Fantastic place to visit - the audio guide is well worth it"(8 Tips)
    Mish and Rob
    "free admission times for EU citizens."(6 Tips)
    "least 15 mins before free admission starts."(7 Tips)
    Amer S.
    "beautiful palace full of detail unlike anything"(3 Tips)
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  • Bijan Y.
    Bijan YoungJune 1, 2016
    Architecture. Scale. Majesty.
  • Kelly Marcelino
    Kelly MarcelinoOctober 4, 2016
    You can leave the train at Opera station. This station is 400 meters from Royal Palace. Very easy to get to the palace that is amazing with beautiful paints!!!
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Kenneth W.
    Kenneth WongDecember 7, 2011
    Bring a telephoto lens!
  • Angelika
    AngelikaMay 22, 2015
  • Frederik S.
    Frederik StijnenAugust 8, 2013
    Free on Mondays to Thursday from 18.00u to 20.00u from April to September (queue time: 30 minutes).
  • Adi A.
    Adi AunMay 7, 2012
    A truly impressive palace...I only saw it from the outside, because it was closed during my visit :(
  • Roger S.
    Roger SchonfeldAugust 24, 2014
    Nice to see the temporal juxtaposed with the spiritual: Cathedral is next door.
    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 3 weeks ago
  • Susan K.
    Susan KinneyApril 28, 2013
    No pictures are to be taken inside. So don't worry about taking your camera in with you!
  • Steven W.
    Steven WallerOctober 24, 2015
    I've seen many palaces yet this ranks among the best. They don't allow photos in areas but this is still possible..
  • Finn B.
    Finn BFebruary 11, 2016
    Free entry for EU citizens on certain days and hours. Just remember to bring your passport.
  • Roger S.
    Roger SchonfeldAugust 26, 2014
    To enter is €10 each, and the self-guided tour does not offer enough explanatory material for my taste. I wish I'd had the audio guide for another €4.
  • Jen
    JenJanuary 17, 2016
    Great views of Madrid, lovely walk around the gardens and you can have a look for free but there is a charge to tour the inside of the palace but it's worth it :-)
  • Alexander A.
    Don't forget to visit the Real Armeria it on the opposite side of the court.
  • Enrike H.
    Enrike HernandoJanuary 19, 2011
    Pepe apesta!
  • Deniz G.
    Deniz GörenJune 16, 2013
    Take audilogula
  • Nae
    NaeJune 20, 2012
    Use the electronic guide! Great experience.
  • Cemil T.
    Cemil TopcuNovember 3, 2015
    The Landmark of the Town !! Very Beautiful
  • Ralph L.
    Ralph LeroyJune 11, 2013
    Just beautiful. Love the garden.
  • Lewin H.
    Lewin Higgins-GreenSeptember 6, 2016
    Fantastic place to visit - the audio guide is well worth it
  • Paul J.
    Paul JohansonnOctober 2, 2013
    Its a great place t visit, i want to live there. Full of history
  • Colin W.
    Colin WattJune 13, 2011
    do the audio tour Read more
  • Jie L.
    Jie LiMay 25, 2012
    It's a waste of time and money. Don't bother if you have visited many other places.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Luis J.
    Luis JimenezSeptember 15, 2013
    free admission for EU citizens Monday-Thursday from 18:00 (in the summer season). be prepared for a queue. Beautiful place to visit
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TopeteDecember 7, 2014
    Unique building! It has a huge park in the back
  • Viktoria S.
    Viktoria SamanthaAugust 25, 2013
    The palace is free to visit on monday afternoon!
  • Hani A.
    Hani AlawadiApril 27, 2015
    Nothing interesting to see inside, just have pictures from outside and that's it.
  • Carrie L.
    Carrie LaschNovember 15, 2013
    Probably not worth 11euro unless you also get the 4euro audio guide
  • Piotr S.
    Piotr SJuly 23, 2013
    free admission for EU citizens Monday-Thursday from 18:00 (in the summer season). be prepared for a queue though :-).
  • Caroline S.
    Caroline SantoshamAugust 24, 2014
    Not as amazing as the Versailles palace!
  • Vladimir R.
    Vladimir RistevskiAugust 8, 2015
    A photographer`s heaven :) It`s a Madrid must-see! The palace is an amazing piece of architecture
  • Scott C.
    Scott CaldwellMarch 20, 2010
    Get the audio guide. It's a must.
  • Leah G.
    One of my favorite stops in Madrid. MUST SEE. The palace gives context to Spanish art and history.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • 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.
  • Nikki
    NikkiJanuary 26, 2015
    Absolutely beautiful.
  • Liz M.
    Liz McDonaldSeptember 22, 2014
    Incredible! Definitely worth going inside. It's free between 6pm and 8pm but only for Europeans and South Americans. Definitely worth paying though! Highlight of Madrid.
  • Marc E.
    Marc EscanuelasSeptember 1, 2016
    I didn't actually go inside but it looked like a really nice house.
  • Amer S.
    Amer SharafNovember 23, 2013
    Such a beautiful palace full of detail unlike anything I have seen before. A must see attraction for all types of people
  • Vincent M.
    Vincent McCoolJune 10, 2013
    Get some great photos as you walk around
  • Dmitry G.
    Dmitry GordeevFebruary 18
    @ Palacio Real
  • Sema B.
    Sema BilginOctober 4, 2016
    It's worth going there even to see the priceless Stradivarius Collection 🎻
  • Erhan S.
    Erhan SentürkNovember 16, 2015
    A very old and elegant palace. Show the power of Spain gained suing the imperial explotation
  • Marcio C.
    Marcio CacaoOctober 9, 2011
    Was here the day of the Queen's mother died... Such an event!
  • Bijan Y.
    Bijan YoungJune 1, 2016
    Everything a palace should be. Magnificent.
  • 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
  • JH H.
    JH H-DOctober 31, 2015
    The tour inside is HUGE. Be prepared!!
  • 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 :)
  • Daron Y.
    Daron YondemJanuary 31
    The fact that they don't warn you about their no-photo policy in the palace halls is kind of deceptive considering nearly all museums allow no-flash photography.
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