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The Royal Palace of Madrid is the official residence of the Spanish royal family. Situated in the heart of the Spanish capital, the Royal Palace of Madrid is the largest functioning royal palace in Europe. It has a floor space of 135,000 square metres with 3,418 rooms.

Though it remains the official residence of the royal family, they instead stay at the Palace of Zarzuela on the outskirts of the city. This allows the palace to be open to the public on most days, except for state functions. Visitors can explore the many opulent rooms in the palace, the fine materials used in the construction and the decoration, see its vast art collection ranging from Caravaggio to Francisco de Goya, the landscaped gardens and more.

Post-COVID-19 Safety Measures at Royal Palace of Madrid

If you’re planning a visit, here are the new health measures in place for public safety:
  • Royal Palace of Madrid tickets now accepts online reservations; guests are advised to prebook their tickets online. In case of ticket purchases at the site, only digital payment methods will be accepted.
  • All individuals above the age of 6 must wear a face mask throughout the duration of their visit.
  • Guests must maintain a minimum distance of 2 meters between the other to reduce physical contact.
  • The body temperature of each guest will be checked before entry. Any guest found with a temperature higher than 97.5º F (36.4º C) will be denied entry.
  • Outside food and drinks are not permitted into the Royal Palace.
  • Hydroalcoholic solution dispensers have been placed at various entry points for public use.
  • Audio guide facility has been temporarily suspended. For a self-guided tour, guests can download the official apps on their phones that will serve as audio guides.

All Your Royal Palace of Madrid Tickets & Tour Options

The Royal Palace of Madrid is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. With over 1.5 million visitors annually, it’s advisable that you book your online tickets in advance to avoid long queues at the entrance on the day of your visit. Tickets to the Royal Palace of Madrid come in 3 types, namely - skip the line admission ticket, guided tour with skip the line access and combo tours. Let’s take a look at each of these options below.

Skip the Line Tickets

Guided Tours

Combo Tickets

Skip the line Royal Palace Madrid tickets are the most popular ticket option to explore the palace. These tickets allow you to skip the ticket queue at the entrance and head straight to the security check before the main palace entrance. Wander through the many rooms and galleries of the palace, including the Grand Staircase, Royal Library, Royal Armory, the Royal Chapel and the Crown Room, and much more.

Why go for this ticket?

  • Most popular and hassle-free experience of visiting the Royal Palace
  • Skip the line and gain priority access to the Royal Palace, saving time spent in the ticket queues
  • Admire paintings and frescoes made by the Old Masters, such as Goya, Velasquez, Caravaggio, and Battista.

Recommended experiences

Get priority access to the Royal Palace on the day of your visit and explore the interiors of  the Royal Palace of Madrid - one of the most stunning palaces in Europe.
Taking a guided tour of the Royal Palace is another popular way to experience the palace. You will be accompanied by an official historian/guide who will first help you get priority access to the palace and then take you on a guided tour of all the major highlights of the palace. The guide will be proficient in English and Spanish.

Why go for this ticket?

  • Explore the royal palace in the company of an expert guide.
  • Tours available in English and Spanish.
  • Skip the line and gain priority access to the Royal Palace, saving time spent in the ticket queues
  • Admire paintings and frescoes made by the Old Masters, such as Goya, Velasquez, Caravaggio, and Battista.

Recommended experiences

Skip the lines and head straight inside the Royal Palace of Madrid with an expert guide! Learn about the many historical and artistic pieces on display as you walk through its many rooms and galleries
Combo experiences are perfect if you have your itinerary planned and want to visit other major Madrid attractions. Not only do combo experiences get you access to more than one attraction, they are also economical and help you save on ticket costs. Royal Palace Madrid combo tickets are available along with tickets to Royal Kitchen, Prado Museum and El Retiro Park among others.

Why go for this ticket?

  • Get priority access to more than just the Royal Palace of Madrid with these combo tickets.
  • Save money on your entry tickets. Combo tickets are cheaper than combined individual ticket prices.

Recommended experiences

Visit two of the top attractions in Madrid with this combo tour. Enjoy a guided tour of not just the Royal Palace of Madrid but the Prado Museum as well.

Plan Your Visit

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What are Royal Palace of Madrid opening hours?
The Royal Palace is open every day of the week and timings vary depending on the time of year you plan to visit. During the months of October to March, it is open from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM between Monday to Saturday and from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM on Sundays. During the months of April to September, it is open from 10:00 AM 07:00 PM between Monday to Saturday and from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM on Sundays. 
What is the best time to visit the Royal Palace of Madrid?
The best time to visit the Royal Palace of Madrid would be during the weekdays, during early morning or late evening hours to experience smaller crowds. The best months of the year would be between October to April.
How long should I spend at the Royal Palace of Madrid?
You can expect to spend about 45 minutes to an hour at the Royal Palace.
Where is the Royal Palace of Madrid located?
The Royal Palace is located at Calle de Bailén, s/n, 28071 Madrid, Spain.
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How do I get to the Royal Palace of Madrid?
You can use public transport options like the train, metro or bus, or drive down to the palace.
How do I get to the Royal Palace of Madrid by train?
If you take the metro, alight at the Opera Station (L2, L5, R), and if you take the train, get off at the Principe Pio Station – the palace is a short walk from these stations.
Are storage facilities available at the Royal Palace of Madrid?
Yes, the Royal Palace has a locker and cloakroom. However, large suitcases are not allowed.
Is photography allowed at the Royal Palace of Madrid?
You can only take photos of the exterior of the palace. Photography inside the palace rooms are not allowed.
Is the Royal Palace of Madrid wheelchair-accessible?
Yes, the Royal Palace is completely wheelchair-accessible. Elevators and ramps have been set up for ease of movement of differently-abled guests.
Can I rent an audioguide at the Royal Palace of Madrid?
Yes, you can rent audioguides at the Royal Palace.

What to See at the Royal Palace of Madrid?

One can notice a heavy influence of Baroque architecture at the Royal Palace with elaborate designs and intricate patterns. Here are the top highlights of your tour:

Exteriors

The exteriors of the Royal Palace of Madrid are captivating at first sight. A two-story structure, it is designed with beautiful stonework and tall ionic columns. Several classical statues can also be found around the structure. Around the Royal Palace lie the Plaza de la Armeria and the Plaza de Oriente, as the main public squares. The Sabatini Gardens and Campo del Moro Gardens adorn the landscape around, complete with fountains and an abundance of lush greenery.

Ground Floor 

As soon as you enter the Royal Palace, the impressive royal staircase greets you on the ground floor. Made from a single piece of Augustin marble, the staircase features the statues of two lions at the landing and a majestic fresco on the ceiling. The Royal Library is another must-see here, home to books dating back to the time period of Charles III. The Royal Armory on the Ground Floor comprises historical artifacts like weapons, shields, coats of armor, and more that can be traced back to the 13th century. 

First Floor 

On the First Floor, King Charles III’s residence and the Queen’s apartments steal all the glory and attention. Both are a symbol of luxury and wealth, designed with extraordinary frescoes and paintings, chandeliers, sculptures, and splendid furniture. On this floor, one can also find the Crown Room that is home to symbols of royalty like crowns, scepters and the throne of Charles III. Also keep an eye out for the Royal Chapel on this floor.

Beyond the Royal Palace of Madrid

If you're looking to explore and understand more of Spanish Royalty, we suggest visiting these historic monuments as well.

Royal Palace of Aranjuez

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Royal Palace of Aranjuez was the residence of the Spanish royal family for almost four centuries. It is located nearly 50 km from Madrid. Look out for its enchanting exteriors designed with limestone and red bricks. The interiors feature 20 rooms, designed in an opulent manner that lends a perspective on the royal family’s wealth. Book Royal Palace of Aranjuez tickets to explore this historic site. 

San Lorenzo of El Escorial

Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, San Lorenzo of El Escorial was once home to the King of Spain. This massive landmark was not just a residence, but has also, over centuries, served as an educational institute, basilica, monastery, and palace! Once here, you can explore the Courtyard of Kings, Royal Mausoleum, Armory and more. You can book San Lorenzo of El Escorial tickets independently.

Royal Palace of San Ildefonso

Also known as La Granja, this royal palace was built during the 18th century and served as the summer residence and hunting ground of the Spanish royal family. Its majestic Baroque style architecture maintains a permanent impression in the mind. One can visit the extensive gardens on their visit which includes 26 fountains, while the rest of the palace, including private rooms, is open as a museum to visitors. Book Royal Palace of San Ildefonso tickets to take a walk through history.

Prado Museum

The famed Museo Nacional del Prado, or Prado Museum as we know it, is the largest and most important museum in all of Spain. The museum occupies an 18th-century Neoclassical building and is home to over 20,000 works of art that include around 7,500 paintings, 8,000 drawings, 4,800 prints, and 1,000 sculptures and other works of art and historical documents. Some of the greats whose works adorn the walls of Prado are El Greco, Francisco Goya, Diego Velazquez, Peter Paul Rubens, Hieronymus Bosch and Titian. You can book Prado Museum tickets independently or as part of a combo tour with Royal Palace of Madrid tickets. 

Royal Palace of Madrid Tickets FAQs

Is the Royal Palace of Madrid open in 2021?
Yes, the Royal Palace of Madrid is now open to visitors in 2021 with a slew of safety measures in place.
What safety measures are in place at the Royal Palace of Madrid?
For public safety, various health measures have been implemented here. The Royal Palace now accepts online reservations and has made it mandatory that all guests wear face masks throughout their visit. Social distancing needs to be maintained between all guests and mandatory temperature checks will be carried out at the entrance. Hand sanitizer dispensers are also available for public use.
Are Royal Palace of Madrid tickets available online?
Yes. Guests can book their tickets online now and choose their preferred date and time to visit the landmark.
What are the different Royal Palace of Madrid tickets & tour types?
Guests can choose to book Royal Palace of Madrid skip-the-line tickets, guided tours, or combo tickets that include access to other popular attractions in the city.
Is skip-the-line access included in Royal Palace of Madrid tickets?
Yes, your Royal Palace of Madrid tickets do include skip-the-line access, allowing you to bypass the long waiting lines and head straight inside.
Are guided tours of Royal Palace of Madrid available now?
Yes, guided Royal Palace of Madrid tours are now available. You’ll be accompanied by a professional tour guide as he regales you with interesting information about the site.
Are any discounts available on Royal Palace of Madrid tickets?
Students, senior citizens above the age of 65, and children between ages 5-16 enjoy reduced pricing on their tickets. Infants under the age of 4 get free entry into the palace.
What is the cancelation policy for Royal Palace of Madrid tickets?
It depends on the tickets you choose to book. Some tickets provide a complete refund if canceled within the stipulated time, while others may not offer a refund if canceled.
What are Royal Palace of Madrid opening hours?
The Royal Palace is open every day of the week and timings vary depending on the time of year you plan to visit. During the months of October to March, it is open from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM between Monday to Saturday and from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM on Sundays. During the months of April to September, it is open from 10:00 AM 07:00 PM between Monday to Saturday and from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM on Sundays.
What is the best time to visit the Royal Palace of Madrid?
The best time to visit the Royal Palace of Madrid would be during the weekdays, during early morning or late evening hours to experience smaller crowds. The best months of the year would be between October to April.
How do I get to the Royal Palace of Madrid?
If you take the metro, alight at the Opera Station, and if you take the train, get off at the Principe Pio Station – the palace is a short walk from these stations. Alternatively, you can also drive down or take the bus.
Is the Royal Palace of Madrid wheelchair-accessible?
Yes, the Royal Palace is completely wheelchair-accessible. Elevators and ramps have been set up for ease of movement of differently-abled guests.
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