Royal Palace of Madrid, Madrid

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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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  • Not to be missed! the most beautiful sight of Madrid!!! It's great either. inside and out! ha.una amazing story and every room of breathtaking! not to be missed! The top floor of the building you will also find a great table where you spend very little and eat warm very well!
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  • It is the first time I have visited the Royal Palace and was very amazed by its beauty and Majesty since it is highly touted for tourists as for example the Palace of Versailles, the truth worth visiting
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  • It's a beautiful building, it's worth it for the local architecture and your story, but anything beyond that, to visit the interior of the place is recommended to arrive 1 hour before to ensure the ticket.
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  • A really nice palace to visit. The exterior and interior is beautiful. It is unfortunate that you cannot take photos inside, but it is worth it to pay and go inside to see. A unique experience and I enjoyed seeing the amazing architecture and art. We just bought our tickets at the gate. Still bring your camera along to take pictures for when you are allowed. I would recommend visiting the Royal Palace of Madrid while in the city.
  • Started from the Gardens Sabatini and headed towards the Palace, which you cannot miss, it's massive, from the garden side anyway. Great looking Palace, (as they all are) that's where all the money went. Headed towards the entrance, walking along the front of the palace, which is a spacious walkway, pedestrian access only, which is great,and you see the Palace it's length. Just awesome. Got to the entrance, and the line for the inside tour of the Palace was long, very long and I was not prepared to stick it out all that waiting time in the middle of the day, in the sun and heat..... So I continued on!!!!!
  • There was a very long line to tour the interior so I circled the exterior instead. There are a lot of historical statues and monuments surrounding the palace and the architecture is something to see. Also there is quite an elaborate and beautiful royal garden. I would recommend visiting even if you don't plan on going inside because it's a great site and close to many other landmarks.
  • Nice place but at night its more beautiful. Nice and Beautiful place and surroundings, amazing place. Full of history and culture, amazing food near that place. Very easily accessible by metro. Highly recommend if u like to see the history of Spanish and Roman empire. There are many other attractive places around the corner. I am sure you will love it if u r in Madrid and wants to enjoy some free time.
  • Buy online to avoid waiting in a long line. Be aware that this palace is nice but I like Versailles much better. Don't bother to see the armory if you are pressed for time. Self guided audio is good enough.
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