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Royal Palace (Palacio Real)
Madrid's Royal Palace (also known as the Palacio Real or Palacio de Oriente) is a beautiful baroque structure with some 3,000 rooms, making it one of Europe's largest castles. Although the royal family no longer lives here, the Palacio Real still serves as the king and queen's official residence, a venue for state ceremonies, and a place for tourists to get a peek into the royal history of Spain.

The Basics
The Royal Palace of Madrid is open daily, and citizens of the EU enjoy free admission, while other visitors pay a small fee to go inside. Travelers can explore independently, hire a tour guide, or rent an audio guide upon arrival; some opt to book a guided tour in advance. For a truly royal experience, you can secure exclusive early access before the palace opens.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Royal history buffs and art historians rejoice—you'll get to visit the Throne Room, see a variety of Goya paintings, and more.
  • Ticket lines can take a while, so book a skip-the-line ticket to avoid a long wait.
  • The palace is generally accessible for travelers with disabilities, and wheelchairs are available.
  • The nearby Royal Pharmacy (Farmacia Real) and Royal Armory (Armería Real) are included in your palace entry ticket.

How to Get to Madrid's Royal Palace
The Royal Palace is conveniently located on Bailén Street (Calle de Bailén) in downtown Madrid near many other must-see attractions. It's an easy walk from Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol, and there are also a number of Metro stations, bus lines, and train stops nearby.

When to Get There
You can visit the palace year round, but be sure to check the schedule for closures and reduced hours during some public holidays. The Changing of the Guard is held every Wednesday except in July through September, during official events, and when weather doesn't permit. As at most attractions in Madrid, crowds are bigger and lines are longer in the peak summer months.

Other Sights to See Near the Royal Palace
There's a lot to see beyond the palace walls, so be sure to carve out a few hours to see the rest of the area. Just across the courtyard from the Royal Armory is the Almudena Cathedral, and beyond the gates are the free Campo del Moro gardens and Sabatini Gardens. And in front of the palace lies the Plaza de Oriente, a great place to stop at a café for a coffee or snack with a view of the royal residence.
Address: Calle de Bailén, Madrid 28071, Spain
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Skip-The-Line Early Entrance Tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid

Discover the grandiose Royal Palace of Madrid with special early access and a guided tour. For a glimpse of the palace at its most spectacular, you’ll arrive before the doors open to the public, then learn the secrets of the enormous palace, whose 2,800 rooms overflow with masterpiece artwork, period décor, and architectural detail. This Royal Palace tour includes skip-the-line early admission tickets to the Royal Palace.
  • Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
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Royal Palace of Madrid 1.5-Hour Guided Tour

With over 3,000 rooms and a veritable museum worth's of paintings by the likes of Caravaggio and Velazquez, the Royal Palace of Madrid greets its visitors with nothing short of splendor. See where the kings of Spain once lived on this guided tour of the Royal Palace, which will provide insightful commentary into the history and significance of this must-see Madrid attraction.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Royal Palace of Madrid Private 3 hour tour with Skip-the-line

Take a private tour of Madrid’s grand Royal Palace and discover the city’s heritage. This tour grants you skip-the-line privileges in order to avoid the notoriously long lines to get into the palace. Wander the corridors with your informative guide and learn about Spain’s rich history as you visit the palace’s opulent rooms.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Madrid Royal Palace 90-Minute Guided Group Tour

Go behind-the-scenes and tour the official residence of Spanish royalty. The Royal Palace has 3,000 rooms, so you’ll save time researching where to find highlights by having a guide to show you around. Your guide will enhance your tour by telling you stories about Spain’s royalty, and pointing out highlights such as the Royal Pharmacy, and Royal Chapel. Admission is included, which will save you time waiting in visitor lines.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Guided Visit to the Royal Palace of Madrid in English

The royal history of Spain is epitomized in Madrid's stunning Royal Palace—one of the biggest in all of Europe. On this guided tour of the majestic building, marvel at the architecture, frescoes, and royal collections showcased in the palace. View the ornate main staircase, entry to the King's rooms, and even peek into the royal private chambers. As you explore, your guide offers commentary about the the history of the Spanish monarchy.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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PRIVATE Guided Tour with Preferential Access to the Royal Palace of Madrid

On this Private Guided Tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid you can admire artistic treasures such as paintings, embroidered tapestries and musical instruments such as the famous Stradivarius, while our expert Tour Guide tells you the stories, anecdotes and events of the Palace that deserve to be told, and shows you the details that should not be overlooked.Visiting the interior of the Royal Palace is already an unparalleled experience, but it is even more so if you are accompanied by a Tour Guide who helps you travel in time by visiting the most spectacular places of the Palace such as the main grand staircase, the King's apartments where they are held the international audiences of King Felipe VI and Queen Doña Letizia, the Throne Room, the Royal Chapel and the large Gala Dining Room for 144 guests still in use.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private 2 hour guided visit of Royal Palace of Madrid

The Royal Palace of Madrid boasts an astonishing 3,418 rooms, 240 balconies, and 44 staircases, making it the largest functioning royal palace in Europe. Though only used for state ceremonies, it is still the official residence of the Spanish royal family. Tour the colossal complex with a private guide who can answer your questions about the palace or the royal family history.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Madrid Airport Transfers : Madrid City to Madrid Airport MAD in Luxury Van

When you check out of your Madrid hotel you can find a cab to the airport, try to navigate public transit, or just avoid the hassles altogether with this convenient, one-way airport transfer. Let your driver come to you—at your hotel—before you're whisked to Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport (MAD) in a private vehicle. With this transfer, expect to arrive at the airport relaxed, so you can feel ready for your flight.
  • Duration: 25 minutes
  • Duration: 25 minutes
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Guided Visit to the Royal Palace of Madrid in Spanish

The Best Experience to visit the Official Residence of the King and the Queen of Spain. Tour spoken only in Spanish. There are two schedules to choose from everyday ( 11:30 or 15:00).Admire the splendor and opulence of this magnificent Palace. The guide will take you inside, and through the large main staircase, you will be taken to the entry of the King's chambers, where the international meetings of the monarch Philip VI take places. You will be in the most private rooms and chambers of the king and queen. Discover the Gala Banqueting Hall for 144 diners. See the royal Collections which contain a fantastic porcelain room and, don't miss the impressive Royal Chapel whose frescoes were painted by Corrado Giaquinto. The Throne Chamber will be the last stop where wonderful frescoes by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo can be observed.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Guided Tour with Preferential Access to the Royal Palace of Madrid

Madrid’s Royal Palace is the official residence of Spain’s royals and one of the city’s landmark sights. Get the most from a visit, and save time, with this skip-the-line admission and tour. Trace the steps of Spanish kings, and view highlights such as the main staircase by Sabatini and the Throne Room as your guide showcases detail and chronicles the monarchs who lived here—insight you’d miss if exploring independently.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Tour Service in Madrid for 3 hours in luxury cars with driver

Skip the rigid itineraries and impersonal nature of most typical group sightseeing tours. This private experience lets you plan your own itinerary as you travel around Madrid in a Mercedes S class car. Explore at your own pace and only visit sites of interest.
  • Duration: 1 to 3 hours
  • Duration: 1 to 3 hours
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Madrid Royal Palace Private tour

Explore the Royal Palace of Madrid on this amazing 1.5 hour guided tour. The Palace has more than 3,000 rooms and enough renowned paintings to be a gallery in its own right. With masterpieces by such as Caravaggio and Velazquez, the Royal Palace of Madrid is a magnificent building and a “must see” during your time in the city! Discover where the kings of Spain once lived on this guided tour of the Royal Palace, which will include insightful commentary, from your expert guide, about the history and importance of this famous attraction.• Fast-track entry to the Royal Palace of Madrid – no need to queue!• Guided tour provides insight into the history and cultural significance of the Palace.• Explore the highlights of the palace's 3,000 rooms and renowned artistic masterpieces. • Central meeting point makes it easy to find your tour.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Skip the line tickets and private guided tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid

The Royal Palace of Madrid is the emblem of the city. The history of Spain and Europe were built here. Visit the Royal Palace with Madrid Discovery is to live an experience rich in knowledge. Learn all you have ever wanted to know about the secrets of kings and reindeers. Entrance to one of the most beautiful palaces in the world. An experience that will not leave you indifferent!
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Transfers in luxury Minivan with driver in Madrid Spain

After a fantastic Madrid vacation, there's nothing worse than arriving late to the airport and missing your flight. Avoid the headaches altogether with this hassle-free one-way departure transfer, where you're whisked straight from your Madrid hotel to the airport. Just set up a time, hop in your private vehicle, and travel easily to the airport to catch your flight.
  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours
  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours
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Madrid Highlights: Running 7km with private guide / coach

What's better than visiting Madrid while enjoying a race session! You do not know or run? You are not motivated? Join the Madrid Discovery experience to enjoy a running session. Do you want to see a particular monument or neighborhood? Personalize your running session!
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Tour Service in Madrid for 3 hours in luxury Minivan with driver

The best experience and comfort in your Tour in  Madrid by  Minivan Mercedes V class, with qualified and multilingual driver, we include 3 hours of service disposal for 7 people in Madrid, we offer assistance to our clients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Duration: 1 to 3 hours
  • Duration: 1 to 3 hours
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Madrid City Sightseeing and Skip the Line Royal Palace Guided Tour

Immerse yourself in Madrid's history as you explore the city's most important sites and Royal Palace. Get the story behind the city's architectural history, following its evolution from "Moorish Madrid" into the Habsburg and Bourbon periods. Then visit the Spanish Royal Palace (Palacio Real), seeing the royal collections and admiring its Baroque details. Finish your day at Madrid Rio, the city's newest public park. This Madrid sightseeing tour includes all entrance fees and a soft drink refreshment.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Early Access to Royal Palace of Madrid

Beat the crowds with this tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid before public opening hours. Breeze in and follow your guide through parts of the "Palacio de Oriente" that most visitors don't get to see. Marvel at the collection of weapons in the Royal Armory, take in the Throne Room, and more. Along the way, learn about the history of the Spanish royal family through your guide's engaging narrative.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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3hr. Best of Madrid Tour by bike

Admire the spectacular sights of Spain’s vibrant capital on a 3-hour bicycle tour of Madrid. With a knowledgeable guide, cycle at a leisurely pace to important monuments like Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace of Madrid. Stop intermittently to listen to illuminating commentary from your expert guide, and to capture photographs of Madrid’s historical and architectural highlights. All safety equipment is included on this tour.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Custom Madrid Tour & optional Skip the Line Prado Museum Ticket

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and intriguing history of Spain’s spectacular capital on a half- or full-day walking tour of Madrid with an accomplished private guide. Inform your guide of your interests prior to your tour then enjoy a customized itinerary that promises to satisfy all cultural cravings. Enjoy complimentary public transport and pre-planned logistics as you discover significant sights such as the Prado Museum and the Royal Palace of Madrid whiles listening to commentary tailored to your interests.
  • Duration: Flexible
  • Duration: Flexible
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8-Hour Private Tour of Madrid with Chauffeur

Rather than spend vacation time negotiating cabs and buses, book a private tour of Madrid that gives you the benefit of a guide and the freedom to tailor your sightseeing. Travel by chauffeured private vehicle, and choose to cover must-sees such as the Plaza Mayor and more, as you learn their history. Plus, enjoy skip-the-line entry to your chosen sight—perhaps the Prado, Royal Palace, or another historical highlight.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Madrid Highlights Guided Segway Tour

Coast through Madrid on a 2-wheeled, self-balancing electric Segway scooter during this 2- or 3-hour tour of the city's highlights and landmarks. On the 2-hour tour, follow your guide through the city center, passing locations important to the capital city's history and culture such as the San Miguel market, the royal palace and Plaza Mayor. Choose the 3-hour tour to add time traveling through the urban park El Retiro and down the Paseo del Prado. Instruction and use of all equipment included; no experience necessary.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Go Madrid Explorer Pass including Prado Museum and Real Madrid Tour

Sightsee Madrid your way and save up to 40% on admission compared to gate prices. Choose 3,4,5 or 7 attractions from a list of 15 top Madrid experiences including a tour of Real Madrid’s Stadium, Prado Museum and more. Visit the city at your own pace, planning your itinerary as you go. Your pass is valid for 30 days from the first attraction you visit.
  • Duration: 1 to 30 days
  • Duration: 1 to 30 days
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Private Tour: Palacio Real de Madrid Skip-the-Line Guided Royal Palace Tour

Skip the lines and see the exquisite Royal Palace at your own pace on this private, guided tour of the biggest royal residence in Europe. The official home of Spain’s kings, this palace in the city contains 3,000 preserved rooms, works of art, the royal chapel, and string instruments made by Antonio Stradivari. Follow your guide up the 70-step main staircase and discover what’s inside.
  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
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