Royal Palace Of MadridCurrently Closed
- Address: Calle Bailén, S/N, 28013, Madrid, Spain
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +34-915597404
- Ticket Price: 10 EUR
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Palace, Family And Kids, Architecture , Heritage Building, Social, Arts, Museums
The pretty Plaza de la Armeria leads you into this rococo wonder of 2000 rooms of which only 50 are open to the public. Built in the 18th century and modelled loosely after Versailles, the place is no longer the residence of the Royal family though it’s still used for ceremonial purposes. Lavishly decorated, the complex is spread out over 13 hectares. The areas you’re not allowed into are warded off by golden rope. Highlights include:
- The Royal Armoury
- The Royal Pharmacy
- The China Room
- The Throne Room
- The Baroque Plaza de Oriente: famed for the statues of 20 Spanish kings and the monument to Phillip IV.
- The Campo del Moro Gardens: a garden in Romantic and English Style.
- The Neoclassical Sabatini Gardens with mazes and statuary.
- The changing of the guard.
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- Photography not allowed inside; use lockers to store camera.
- Carry your own map of the place.
- The English audio guide is excellent.
- Disability accessible.
- The palace is partially open for public visit.
- Basic rates: 10 EURO
- Reduced rate: 5 EURO
- Partial opening rate: 5 EURO
- For other details, check the official website.
- Box Office Hours in Winter: Open until 5:00pm
- Box Office Hours in Summer: Open until 7:00pm
- Metro Line 2 and 5 Opera Station
- Line R Principe Pio station
- Nearby Bus Station: Calle de San Quintín N 10
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79.08% of people who visit Madrid include Royal Palace Of Madrid in their plan
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35.29% of people start their Royal Palace Of Madrid visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Royal Palace Of Madrid
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Definitely purchase tickets ahead online and print them out. Because lines are massive. Small cafeteria above the audio guide desk is hidden treasure. Cold drinks, coffee, small buffet with salad at lunch, desserts. No one there but staff and a few Japanese tourists. Definitely the place to rest and regroup. Armory is must see don't miss this. Audio guide is definitely worth 3 Euros. Palace is beautiful. They don't rush you and it never felt crowded except when groups pushed through.
The place was stunning such an amazing place. I love the armory with all the old military dress. I do recommend taking the tour of the kitchen. It is amazing to see how they made the palace function so many years ago. All the security is very friendly and helpful. For the price of admission it is well worth it. I would recommend it for young and old alike.
Another of the "must sees" on any visit to Madrid. Well worth getting there as early as possible to avoid the crowds and to enable you to make the most of your visit. We got there shortly after opening and walked straight in, but by the time we left an hour or so later queues were building up and it was a very hot day (no shade). Be aware rucksacks aren't allowed in, but lockers are available and you get your euro back. A one way system is in operation taking you from room to room. The palace has everything you would expect from a royal residence. Make sure you don't miss the armoury in the palace wing, it's well worth visiting and offers views over Madrid. Also nearby are the cathedral and the crypt, both worth visiting. The best views of the palace are to be had from the park a three hundred yards or so to the right of the palace as you look at it. Our guide books indicated you could walk in the large park behind the palace, but we found this not to be the case when we visited. It was surrounded by a high fence with only one gate. This happened to be open, but a guard was turning everyone away.
Amazing experience we enjoyed visiting it. 25euro was the ticket cost but it was worth it . Things were well explained on audio guide. Each and every passage and room was wonderfully decorated. Portraits of royal family was on the walls. Family tree from their ancestors with portraits were there too. We enjoyed the chips and soft drinks in the cafe too.
Just get off the hop on hop off bus. Stops right next to it. Amazing place. Only 10€ well worth it. I would recommend getting the audio guide. Hire is 3€. However they do take a swipe of either a credit or debit card so have one handy if want to do. It made my walking tour with my husband so much more informative . Place is beautiful and has some lovely views of the local area. It took us about 2.5 hours to do.