About Royal Palace of Madrid

The Royal Palace of Madrid is the most opulent symbol of the power of the Monarchy in Spain. Now a Parliamentary Monarchy, the country still respects its roots which lay heavily on the Royal family. Although now mainly used for state ceremonies, the palace is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family. 

Adorned with 3,418 rooms the palace is the largest royal palace still in use. The palace has been lavishly and tastefully bedecked with magnificent chandeliers, statues, and paintings of the past heads of states and rulers, heavy curtains, and beautifully crafted furniture. The silverware, furniture, artifacts, and porcelain inside the palace all speak of its eminence and primacy. The throne room in the palace is the main highlight of the tour, housing a few of the most unique pieces of furniture and chandeliers. Included in the palace tour are the armory and the changing of the guards. For a glimpse into the rich history of the Royal family of Spain, the Palace is a must-see.

Must See

  • Changing of the guard that takes place intermittently during the day
  • Royal Throne room for all the splendor and beauty
  • The Armoury of the Spanish guard still holds certain warfare memorabilia
  • The ornate chandeliers are massive and have also been well maintained

How to reach

By Taxi:

It takes 3 minutes and costs between 5.06 and 6.63 Euros

Private transportation/ Taxis:Take Carrera de S. Jerónimo to Paseo del Prado/Plaza de las Cortes-Drive along Ronda de Atocha, Gran Vía de San Francisco and Calle de Bailén-Keep right.

By Subway:

it takes 6 minutes and costs 1.33 to 1.69 Euros

By Bus: Line 65

It takes 9 minutes and costs 1.33 to 1.93 Euros

By Walk:

12 minutes

Tips

  • Monday through to Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. are free viewing hours
  • Tours guides are available at the site
  • Children need to be accompanied at all times
  • No unguided tours
  • Food is restricted
  • No pets allowed
  • Wheelchair accessible

Visit Time

Sunday:        10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Monday:        10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday:       10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday:  10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Thursday:      10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Friday:           10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday:       10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

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Waiting Time

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Entrance Fee

Yes

Per Person: 28 Euros

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Time you can spend

2 hours

 

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Weather

Few Clouds 8.84°C

 

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