• Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
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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

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What You Can Expect

Early Access to Royal Palace of Madrid

Exclusive Tour Royal Palace

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.

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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 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.

Elizabeth R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 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!

Sandra M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

The palace is amazing and well worth a visit. We highly recommend the early access visit as we had a relaxed visit with no crowding in the rooms. By the time we were leaving the queue to get in was very long. Cant imagine what sort of experience those people would have.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

My apologies that I do not remember my guides name however she was extremely knowledgeable. Love my tour of the palace because of her.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Excellent choice for my family! Paula was great explaining in both Eng. and Spanish and we where the first group entering the Palace as the guards unlocked the chains right in front of us. The rooms available for viewing are impeccably maintained and your will have a hard time keeping your eyes in just one place. Sincerely recommend going with Amigos on this one!!!

William R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

The experience was more amazing because it was matched with an awesome tour guide Ms. Belen who knew the history, was knowledgeable, very friendly. We loved the experience and would do it again. Thanks for an awesome tour Ms. Belen!

Janet F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Our tour guide, Belen, was wonderful! She was very knowledgeable about her history and told it in an excellent way so that it was not boring. She had a difficult tour to lead as their was English speaking and Spanish speaking people so she had to explain in both languages, which she did very well! It was so worth paying a bit extra to get into the palace before the general public....their were only 3 small tours in at the same time and there were hundreds of people in line to get in when we got out! We basically had the place to ourselves which was a real bonus. I would do it again this way as you could hear Belen and there was no rushing or pushing to move on.

Thangam S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Great tour! Great tour guide! A must to visit the Royal Palace! Early access was wonderful! Highly recommended!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

The early access tour was wonderful. Our guide conducted the tour in both Spanish and English and was seamless. Her professionalism and knowledge were outstanding. Informative, funny and totally enjoyable. All questions asked were addressed in both languages and she never skipped a beat. I would definitely book again with Viator and the local company Amigo Tours. Thank you for a wonderful time.

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