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Royal Palace Tickets

Madrid deserves a royal place, and the 18th Century Royal Palace is up there with the best of them. Beautifully preserved, few can match its features anywhere in Europe. Book a Madrid Royal Palace tour and tickets for a regal look at Madrid's history. You'll tour areas like the main staircase, the throne room, the party dinner room, and many more! Madrid has a remarkable history, and visiting here just puts the royal seal of approval. So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to immerse yourself into the regal world of the Spanish Royal family with curated Madrid Royal Palace tours.
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Our tips for Royal Palace

  • Plan in advance. Art is just the beginning. Having toured and explored, there is little doubt you'll be impressed with what's on offer. So, if that leaves you wanting more, then book a Prado Museum tour or excursion. It's one of the best in the world, so it should keep any art lover happy. Combining your tour with another. A visit to the Royal Palace will unlock so much about Madrid's history. So, combining that with a Madrid hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour will help you build an even better picture of this unique and wonderful city.
  • Book in advance. It is advisable to book your Madrid Royal Palace tickets in advance to avoid lengthy queues and wait times. You can purchase tickets online through the official website or from several travel agencies.
  • Respect the rules. Photography is not allowed inside the palace, except in certain designated areas. It is important to respect this rule to protect the artwork and other valuable items on display.
  • Plan your visit accordingly. If witnessing the changing of the guard ceremony is on your agenda, it is advisable to schedule your visit accordingly. The ceremony is held every Wednesday and Saturday from October to July, and every Wednesday from August to September.
  • Explore the nearby area. The Madrid Royal Palace is situated in a lovely district of the city, encompassed by parks and other notable landmarks. Allocate some time to explore the vicinity and take in the breathtaking sights of the palace and its surroundings.

Good to know

Even though it is the official residence of Spanish monarch, it's not an inhabited palace anymore. The last monarch to call it home was Alfonso XIII.
You won't see them all, but the palace has some 3,418 rooms and only 1.5 million square feet of floor space! It's a prominent place; make no mistake. With more than 3,000 rooms, the Madrid Royal Palace is among the biggest palaces found in Europe.

In 1734, the Madrid Royal Palace was constructed on the site of an earlier Moorish fortress that was demolished. An impressive assortment of artwork that includes masterpieces by renowned painters like Velázquez, Goya, and Caravaggio can be found inside the palace.

The palace also houses an exceptional collection of musical instruments, featuring some of the world's finest Stradivarius violins. When you visit the main staircase, try to count the steps. You'll find there are well, we'll let you find that one out.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the Madrid Royal Palace?

    The Madrid Royal Palace serves as the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family in Madrid, as well as a venue for state ceremonies, official banquets, and other significant events.

  • Q: What is the best time to visit Madrid Royal Palace?

    The palace is open throughout the year, but please come on a Wednesday at 11 am (except July, August and September!) This is when they have the changing of the guard—all pomp and ceremony.

  • Q: What are the opening hours of the Madrid Royal Palace?

    The Madrid Royal Palace has varying opening hours that are dependent on the season. From October to March, it opens from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, while from April to September, it operates from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. Nonetheless, there are certain days in the year, such as Christmas Day and New Year's Day, when the palace remains closed. Therefore, it is advisable to consult the official website for the latest information.

  • Q: Is photography allowed inside the Madrid Royal Palace?

    With the exception of specifically designated areas, photography is prohibited within the Madrid Royal Palace. The rule is enforced to safeguard the artwork and other precious articles exhibited in the palace.

  • Q: Are there any restrictions on what I can wear when visiting the Madrid Royal Palace?

    When visiting the Madrid Royal Palace, there are dress code limitations that should be observed. For instance, shorts, sleeveless shirts, and sandals are considered inappropriate. It is advisable to dress appropriately and respectfully, as befitting a formal environment.

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