Royal Palace of Madrid
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Royal Palace of Madrid tickets and tours

The Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real de Madrid) is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family;however, it is currently only used for recep...

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Attractions & monuments

The Royal Palace stands on the site of the former Alcázar of Madrid, a medieval fortress transformed into a lavish palace by John II, Charle...

Duration
1 day
£ 11
Walking tours

Enjoy one of the biggest Royal Palaces of Europe with a guide that will show the most important rooms of the Palace: the Throne Room whose c...

Duration
2 hours
Available in: English
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£ 40
£ 34
Attractions & monuments

The Royal Palace was built in the XVIII century upon the ancient Baroque Italian style fortress of the Habsburg. It is one of the most beaut...

Duration
1 hour, 30 minutes
Available in: English
£ 31
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City tours

The best tour to get acquainted with the city, we’ll see the most important buildings, avenues and squares to know the monuments and its his...

Duration
3 hours, 30 minutes
Available in: English
£ 37
Attractions & monuments

Skip the lines and get inside one of the most memorable royal castles of Europe! The Royal Palace of Madrid used to be the official residenc...

Duration
2 hours
Available in: English
£ 25
City tours

We will begin with a city sightseeing tour of Madrid with the city's best known sights and will continue with the visit of the Royal Palace....

Duration
4 hours
Available in: English
£ 39
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City tours

Take your camera or smartphone and join our walking tours and motor coach tours to remember Madrid in a different way!Madrid shows the multi...

Duration
3 hours
Available in: English
£ 25
Walking tours

With this walking tour you will discover the most emblematic buildings from the Renaissance and Baroque period of Madrid.Habsburg is the nam...

Duration
3 hours, 30 minutes
Available in: English
£ 46
Attractions & monuments

Visit the Royal Palace of Madrid with an expert professional guide. Admire the throne room, the hall of mirrors, the banquet hall and the pr...

Duration
4 hours
Available in: English
£ 35
Attractions & monuments

This tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid will give you a detailed, all-access visit with an expert professional guide, to make sure you miss ...

Duration
4 hours
Available in: English
£ 30
Museums

Your day will begin with a city sightseeing tour of Madrid and will continue with the visit of the Prado Museum.Panoramic Tour of MadridMadr...

Duration
5 hours
Available in: English
Guided Visit
£ 51
Bus tours

The most fun and definitely the easiest way to see the city of Madrid is on this double-decker bus. With one ticket, you will be able to hop...

Duration
1 day
£ 19

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The inside story

The Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real de Madrid) is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family;however, it is currently only used for receptions, ceremonies and official events. Nowadays, the kings of Spain reside in the Zarzuela Palace (Palacio de la Zarzuela),located on the outskirts of the Spanish capital. The Royal Palace is on the site of the former Quarterdeck of Madrid, a medieval fortress converted into a sumptuous palace by Juan II, Carlos V and Felipe II. The Quarterdeck was destroyed by fire on Christmas Eve of 1734.

The construction of the Royal Palace began in 1738 and ended in 1764, year in which Carlos III established his residence there. Also known as "Palacio de Oriente", it is surrounded by the gardens of Campo del Moro and Sabatini Gardens.The building is inspired by Bernini's sketches for the construction of the Louvre in Paris, and is built around a square courtyard. It has a gallery and a "Plaza de Armas", where the main face of the palace is located.

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Royal Palace of Madrid Calle Bailén, s/n, 28071 Madrid Madrid
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