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Time90 minutes (Approx.)
TicketMobile ticket
Offered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Beat the crowds with this 2-hour tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid before public opening hours. Breeze in and follow your expert guide through parts of the 'Palacio de Oriente' that most visitors don't get to see. Marvel at the fearsome collection of weapons in the Royal Armory, take in the jaw-dropping Throne Room and get a peek into ancient medicinal practices in the Royal Pharmacy. Amble through the meticulously groomed English-style gardens, the Campo del Moro. Along the way, learn about the history of the Spanish royal family through your guide's engaging narrative.
  • Early access tour means no waiting in line
  • Learn about the history of the Spanish monarchy from your bilingual guide
  • See portions of the palace that regular visitors don't have access to
  • Walk through the lush Campo del Moro

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Early access means you’ll save yourself roughly an hour of waiting in line and have the residence to explore without the crowds. Photography inside the palace is prohibited, but its gardens — where you’ll conclude your tour — offer plentiful photo ops.
Make your way to the Royal Palace of Madrid, or the Palacio Real de Madrid, located in the western part of downtown Madrid. 

Arrive before the palace is open to the general public; meet your guide and breeze right through the entrance without waiting.

Marvel at the rich decorative materials used all over the castle; Spanish marble, rich mahogany and ornate windows. Walk past extensive frescoes painted by Spanish masters like Mengs, Tiepolo and Giaquinto. Learn about how the palace's decorative style has changed over the years since its construction in the 18th century. 

Visit the Royal Armory, a repository for an astonishing array of weapons, including shields and suits of armor. See the well-preserved official lounges, each decorated in a different style. Walk past the rows of bottles and containers in the Royal Pharmacy, where you will learn about 18th century medicinal practices. Feast your eyes on the opulent Throne Room, the seat of the Spanish monarchy for centuries. 

Leave the palace itself for a relaxing stroll through the Campo del Moro, an English-style garden with wonderful views of the city. Break out your camera for photos of the 2 neo-classical fountains, 'Palacio de las Conchas' and 'the Tritons'. 

Conclude your guided tour after 2 hours.

Reviews

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, Oct 2018

This was our favorite tour while in Madrid! The palace is gorgeous and our guide Paola was great! It was neat to see some of the extra rooms. Make sure you go into the armory room which isn’t part of the tour but free to wander through after.

d
, Sep 2018

Wonderful, insightful early access tour of the Royal Palace!! Great tour guide who gave lots of information about the Palace. Loved the Palace-absolutely huge and gorgeous!!! Highly recommend this tour!!

S
, Sep 2018

Our guide was not very engaging, and switched back and forth from English to Spanish in a way that lost us. The delivery of information was very matter of the fact, and it resulted it us just wandering on our own after a while, because the tour was not that interesting.

N
, Aug 2018

Paula, our guide, did an excellent job. Going early almost gave use exclusive access to Palace. Paula detailed presentation added to an amazing tour. We highly recommend her and would tour with her again.

k
, Jul 2018

Great tour guide - was disappointed about the fact that you cannot take photos past the entrance - as you get to the steps, you can take photos, once you are inside you cannot take a single photo - they should make this clear to everyone before you go in. If i had known this before I went to the tour - I would not have booked it

E
, Jul 2018

the tour was great. you beat the lines and have access to the royal palace way before the crowds arrive.

j
, Jul 2018

We really enjoyed this tour. There were two tour guides and they broke the group into Spanish and English, so there was no wasted time repeating the same thing in two different languages. Our tour guide Minerva was all you could hope for in a tour guide. She was knowledgeable, funny, and spoke very good and clear English. The palace was very beautiful and it was nice being able to tour before the crowds are let in.

K
, Jul 2018

This is a good early morning start to a day in Madrid. The palace tour is about 90 min and that is enough time since many rooms not open to the public. But all interesting.

E
, Jun 2018

A must do if you are in Madrid! This place is so beautiful and unique. Tour was just long enough, about an hour and no wasting time waiting to get in. When we got done I noticed the line was an hour long to get in!

G
, Jun 2018

The palace is wonderful and overall experience was good.


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