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The Royal Palace of Madrid, also known as the "Palacio de Oriente," is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family. Since the King of Spain now resides in the Palacio de la Zarzuela, the Palace is only used for banquets, state events, and official actions. The beautiful Campo del Moro Park and the Sabatini Gardens surround the Palace, which took 16 years to be completed. In 1764, King Charles III established his formal home here when the building was opened. There is truly a lot to see at the Royal Palace of Madrid. This page will give you all the information about Royal Palace of Madrid tickets, best time to visit, location, and more.

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

  • Royal Palace of Madrid tickets can now be booked online. Guests are advised to prebook their tickets and visit at their allotted time slot to ensure limited visitor capacity.
  • Only credit cards will be accepted at the ticket counter.
  • Masks will be required for visitors aged six and up at all times during their stay, from the time they enter the site or monument until they leave.
  • Except for minors or elderly dependents, the general public will maintain a space of 2 meters between people.
  • Some rooms may be excluded from the tour of the visit due to capacity constraints.
  • It is not permitted to enter with food or drink.
  • Authorities may implement permanent or sporadic temperature controls that are non-intrusive and do not necessitate interaction with visitors.
  • Visitors will be able to use sanitizer dispensers in the access areas and at points of interaction with the public.
  • There will be no audio guides, electronic group guidance devices, or brochures available. Visitors can also download the Apps for the various monuments and install them on their own mobile devices.
  • Elevators will only be used in the most extreme circumstances.

All Your Royal Palace of Madrid Tickets Options

The Royal Palace of Madrid gets a lot of visitors every year. Depending on the type of experience you are looking for, you can choose from the following ticket options: skip the line tickets, guided tours, or combo tours.

Skip the Line Tickets

Guided Tours

Combo Tickets

One look at the grandeur of the Royal Palace of Madrid and you would know why it draws in millions. With Royal Palace of Madrid skip the line tickets, zoom past the long waiting lines and get direct entry. Save time to admire the various cultural and archaeological treasures on display. Explore the glorious past of Spanish nobility, which has accumulated over time within these halls.

Recommended experiences

Bypass the line waiting lines and get priority entry into the Royal Palace to explore its numerous chambers and galleries, including the Grand Staircase, Royal Library, Royal Armory, Royal Chapel, and Crown Room. 
There is a lot to understand and know about the Royal Palace of Madrid. With guided Royal Palace of Madrid tours, discover the palace’s history and remarkable sights with a knowledgeable tour guide. An added benefit is that your guided tours include skip-the-line access tickets, allowing you to save time. 

Recommended experiences

Take a guided tour of the Royal Palace in Madrid, which is the formal abode of the Spanish Royal Family. With skip-the-line access, get direct entry to the Official Lounges, the Royal Armories, and the Royal Pharmacy, among other areas of the Palace.
If you are looking for tickets that provide great value for money by offering entry to two top attractions, then you should opt for combo tickets. Your combo tickets not only include guided tours, but skip-the-line access as well, offering a seamless, enriching experience. 

Recommended experiences

With this combo ticket, enjoy skip-the-line access and a guided tour to the Royal Palace of Madrid and the Prado Museum. Explore all the most important sections of these attractions on your tour.

Plan Your Visit to Royal Palace of Madrid

Opening Hours

Getting There

Tips/Facilities

What are Royal Palace of Madrid hours?
The Royal Palace of Madrid is open from Monday to Saturday between 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and on Sundays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, during the winter months of October to March. During the months of April to September, the Royal Palace of Madrid is open from Monday to Saturday between 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM and on Sundays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
When is the Royal Palace of Madrid closed?
The Royal Palace of Madrid is closed completely on 1 and 6 January, 1 May, and 25 December. Additionally, it is also closed on 12 October until 5:30 PM, on 24 December from 3:00 PM, and on 31 December from 3:00 PM.
What is the best time to visit the Royal Palace of Madrid?
The best time to visit the Royal Palace of Madrid is early mornings on weekdays when the crowd is at its lowest. The best time of year would be between October to March, not including December when winter break settles in.
How long should I spend at the Royal Palace of Madrid?
It may take you up to 2 hours to explore the Royal Palace of Madrid.
Where is the Royal Palace of Madrid located?
The Royal Palace of Madrid is located at C. de Bailén, s/n, 28071 Madrid, Spain.
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Can I take the train/metro to the Royal Palace of Madrid?
Yes, you can take both the metro and train to the Royal Palace of Madrid. If you’re taking the train, alight at Principe Pio Station; if you’re using the underground metro, you can use Lines 5 and 2, and alight at the Opera Station. Both these stations are at a walkable distance from the palace. 
Can I take the bus to the Royal Palace of Madrid?
Yes, you can take a bus to the Royal Palace of Madrid. The Line 65 bus will drop you at Plaza de la Paja, which is just a few minutes walk from the palace. You can also get off at Palacio Real which is even closer to the palace.
Is photography permitted at the Royal Palace of Madrid?
Taking photographs or videos is prohibited at the Royal Palace of Madrid. There are very few sections where photography is permitted.
Is the Royal Palace of Madrid wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the palace is fully wheelchair accessible. Various facilities like ramps and elevators have been added to ensure a comfortable visit.
Is storage facility available at the Royal Palace of Madrid?
Yes, storage facility is available at the Royal Palace of Madrid. Guests can drop their suitcases or luggage here since large bags are not permitted inside the royal palace.
Are audio guides available at the Royal Palace of Madrid?
No, audio guides are temporarily unavailable at the Royal Palace of Madrid.

What to See at the Royal Palace of Madrid?

The Royal Palace of Madrid has everything that you would imagine at a royal monument. From age-old archives to rich architectural gems, the Royal Palace of Madrid has enough to explore.

Exterior Architecture

The Palace's main facade, which faces Plaza de la Armeria, is made out of a two-story rusticated stone foundation with Ionic columns and Tuscan pilasters framing the windows of the three major stories. A cornice that encircles the structure and is crowned with a broad balustrade conceals the upper story. This was once ornamented with a number of saints and monarchs statues.

Grand Staircase

It is made of a single piece of San Agustin marble and was built by Sabatini in 1789 when Charles IV requested that it be moved to the opposite side of where Sabatini had placed it in 1760. The landing is adorned with two lions. Corrado Giaquinto painted the frescoes on the ceiling. The elements of water, earth, air, and fire are shown in the four cartouches at the corners.

Royal Library

During Maria Christina's reign, the Royal Library was relocated to the lower floor. The bookshelves are from the reigns of Alfonso XII, Isabel II, and Charles III. The Book of Hours of Isabella I of Castile, a codex from the time of Alfonso XI of Castile, a Bible by Doa Maria de Molina, and Farinelli's Fiestas Reales are among the collection's highlights. The maps in the library, which evaluate the scope of the kingdoms under the Spanish Empire, are also noteworthy.

Royal Apartments

Sabatini created the Halberdier's Room, or Guard Room, which has a Tiepolo fresco, Venus, and Vulcan. The three chambers, which were once the queen's quarters under Charles III, were renovated into a banquet hall by Alfonso XII in 1879 and completed in 1885. Stradivari now has a viola, two violoncellos, and two violins in the Stradivarius Room. Gentleness, accompanied by the Four Cardinal Virtues, is depicted in the ceiling fresco by A. G. Velazquez. The Trinity, Allegory of Religion, Glory, and the Holy Trinity Crowning the Virgin are among the ceiling frescoes by Giaquinto in the chapel, which was designed by Sacchetti and Ventura Rodrguez in 1748.

Royal Armoury

The armory, together with the Imperial Armoury of Vienna, is regarded as one of the best in the world, with pieces dating back to the 13th century. The full armor and weapons that Emperor Charles V used in the Battle of Mühlberg, which were shown by Titian in his famous equestrian painting held at the Museo del Prado, are among the most impressive works.

Top Attractions in Madrid

Along with the Royal Palace, Madrid boasts a rich variety of experiences for visitors. Here are some of the top things to do in the city of Madrid

Prado Museum

The Museo del Prado has a collection of around 7000 artworks, however only about 1500 are currently on show. The neoclassical Palacio de Villanueva, the Prado's western wing, was finished in 1785. The eastern wing, unlike the old Edificio Villanueva, is part of the Prado's beautiful new addition, which opened in 2007. Its greatest feature is the 2nd-floor cloisters, which are dedicated to temporary exhibitions, mainly to display Prado masterpieces that have been stored for decades due to a lack of wall space. Book Prado Museum tickets separately or as part of your combo tickets. 

Santiago Bernabeu Stadium

The majestic Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, home to the famed Real Madrid football team, is a must-see for football lovers. It has a capacity of 81,000 spectators and is a UEFA-classified Elite Stadium with a 5-star grade. A tour of Santiago Bernabéu Stadium features a breathtaking overhead view of the city as well as an introduction to the club's illustrious past and present. Book Bernabeu Stadium tours at Headout.

Banksy Madrid

The renowned Circulo de Bellas Artes has dedicated a show to Banksy, a global artistic sensation whose work has established a cult following and whose identity is still a heavily secured secret. The cosmos established by this iconoclastic artist, who has defied contemporary art's game rules, is represented by 50 pieces in this one-of-a-kind exhibition, which is being shown for the first time in Spain. Book your tickets to the Banksy Exhibition in Madrid.

Royal Palace of Aranjuez

The rulers of Spain's Italian-inspired Spring home began as a great hunting lodge in the 16th century. The palace, as well as the adjacent monuments and gardens, were started by Philip II and finished by Charles III of Spain, resulting in a wide range of styles. The predominant use of white and crimson on the palace's façade is its most distinguishing feature. The Rococo staircase and balustrade by Bonava, as well as the Porcelain Room, with its porcelain-lined walls, are particularly noteworthy for their beauty and master craftsmanship. Book Royal Palace of Aranjuez tickets at Headout.

Thyssen Museum

The Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum is an art museum on one of the city's main boulevards, near the Prado Museum. It is part of the "Golden Triangle of Art" which also comprises the Prado and Reina Sofia federal museums. The Thyssen-Bornemisza fills historical gaps in its counterparts' archives: in the case of the Prado, this includes Italian primitives and works from the English, Dutch, and German schools, whereas the Reina Sofia's collection includes Impressionists, Expressionists, and European and American paintings from the twentieth century. Book Thyssen Museum tickets.

El Escorial

The Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, also known as El Escorial, is a historic house of the King of Spain in the town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid. El Escorial is the world's biggest Renaissance building, constructed between 1563 and 1584 under King Philip II's orders. It serves as a monastery, church, royal palace, pantheon, library, museum, university, school, and hospital, among other things. Book El Escorial tickets at Headout.

Royal Palace of Madrid Tickets FAQs

Is the Royal Palace of Madrid open to visitors now?
Yes, the Royal Palace of Madrid is open to visitors now with strict safety measures in place.
What safety measures are in place at the Royal Palace of Madrid?
The Royal Palace of Madrid follows strict Covid-19 guidelines including cashless transactions, online ticket booking, mandatory mask usage, social distancing, deep sanitation, and more to ensure the safety of the staff and the visitors.
Are Royal Palace of Madrid tickets available online now?
Yes, Royal Palace of Madrid tickets are available online now. Guests are advised to book their tickets online to get their preferred date and time slot.
What are the different types of Royal Palace of Madrid tickets?
The different types of Royal Palace of Madrid tickets are skip-the-line tickets, guided tours, and combo tickets.
Is priority access included in my Royal Palace of Madrid tickets?
Yes, priority access is included in Royal Palace of Madrid tickets allowing you to bypass the long waiting lines and save time.
Are guided Royal Palace of Madrid tours available now?
Yes, guided Royal Palace of Madrid tours are available now. Your guided tours also include skip-the-line entry.
Are any discounts available on Royal Palace of Madrid tickets?
Children between the ages of 5-16, students, and seniors above 65 enjoy reduced pricing on their tickets.
What are Royal Palace of Madrid hours?
During the winter months of October to March, the Royal Palace of Madrid is open from Monday to Saturday between 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and on Sundays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. During the months of April to September, it is open from Monday to Saturday between 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM and on Sundays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
How do I get to the Royal Palace of Madrid?
Yes, you can take both the metro, train, or bus to the Royal Palace of Madrid. If you’re taking the train, alight at Principe Pio Station, or if you plan to use the underground metro, take Lines 5 and 2 and alight at the Opera Station. Both these stations are at a walkable distance from the palace. If you take the bus, you can get off at either Plaza de la Paja or Palacio Real bus stops, both of which are a minutes walk from the palace.
Is the Royal Palace of Madrid wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the Royal Palace of Madrid is completely wheelchair accessible.
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