Royal Palace of Madrid, Madrid

4.5
Explore at least a few of the 2,000 lavishly decorated rooms of the historic Royal Palace of Madrid, considered one of the finest buildings in the city. Take the grand stairway to discover the state rooms, noted for their detailed tapestries, frescoes, porcelain, carvings, china, and silverware. The courtyard connects to both the old pharmacy, which holds hundreds of bottles of centuries-old medicines, and the royal armory, a two-level exhibit of medieval weapons and armor. Although the enormous palace is the official residence of the King, the royal family doesn’t actually live here; the site is generally used for state ceremonies. Avoid visiting on Wednesdays, when entry is free and the lines are extremely long. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Madrid holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Royal Palace of Madrid and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The Guard will be watching! Should want this time happens to be seen, but the same day and time so please be nice! The toilet under the stairs near last in the parking lot!
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  • The first place we hopped off the Hop on/Hop off bus. It was difficult to find the entrance for pre-purchased tickets bought on line. We went around the side but were turned away as it was only for to...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
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