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Royal Palace of Madrid Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

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Skip the lines at the Royal Palace of Madrid and learn about the historical and artistic pieces, as you walk through its many rooms and galleries

Highlights

  • Enjoy priority access to the Royal Palace as you begin your 1.5-hour guided tour, saving time spent in ticket queues.

  • Experience the splendor of Spanish Royalty and witness the rich tapestry of Spanish culture and history inside its opulent rooms and galleries.

  • Marvel at the throne lounge, royal chapel, and parade grounds adorned with paintings and frescoes made by Goya, Velasquez, and Battista.

  • Upgrade your tour to English, Spanish, French, or Italian, or have the commentary in both English and Spanish together or opt for a private tour.

  • Fun fact: Despite its name, the Royal Palace is not the primary residence of the Spanish royal family and is mostly used for state receptions and cultural events.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid with skip-the-line entry

  • Expert English, Spanish, French or Italian-speaking guide

  • English and Spanish-speaking guide (optional)

  • Private group of up to 7 guests (optional)

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Guests from United States, United Kingdom, France and over 66 countries have loved this experience
Rosie Charlton

Rosie

3/5

Apr, 2024

We booked on an english tour. It was last minute changed to english and spanish which really slowed the tour down on a very busy morning.
 Viktoriya Ilchenko

Viktoriya

3/5

Apr, 2024

Our guide was a lovely guy , gave us a lot of information and some funny historical facts. No complaints here, but... by the time of booking on the website it says that you are paying for the 1,5 hour guided Royal Palace Tour, so we've expected to spend all that time within the palace... In reality, the first half an hour we spend outside. And even though we've been told an interesting stories during that time, an ACTUAL TOUR throughout the Palace only lasted an hour and was a bit speedy, so we didn't have enough time to stop for a few minutes for example and look into details like furniture or royal family silverware etc. Really wish we could spend more time there...
Janice Hall

Janice

5/5

Apr, 2024

Our tour guide, Javier, was exceptional! He was extremely knowledgeable about Spanish Royalty and the history of the Royal Palace and all the inhabitants. Information was interesting and enlightening. A must see!
GALENE SANDRINE

Galene

4/5

Apr, 2024

Une guide Aurora avec beaucoup de connaissances d anecdotes et d'humour nous a fait découvrir un palais extraordinaire ! Un grand merci !
Emily Edith Averett

Emily

5/5

Apr, 2024

Guide was so kind and did a great job, awesome time of day to go (10am) as the crowds were very limited - the palace was BEAUTIFUL!!!

Explore the royal corridors

This 1.5-2 hour guided tour will save time in long queues and gain priority access to the Royal Palace of Madrid. As you wander through the halls of this illustrious building, the largest functioning palace in Europe, you can admire its 16th-century Baroque architecture, as well as the many frescoes, tapestries, and decorative motifs that adorn its walls. Within the palace, you can visit some of the most impressive rooms and galleries in the palace, like the throne lounge, the gala dining room, the royal chapel, and the parade grounds. Many other collections of great historical and artistic importance are also preserved in the palace, including the Royal porcelain, watches, furniture, silverware, and the world's only complete Stradivarius string quintet.

Enter a bygone era

Recently, the Royal Palace of Madrid opened the 'Ala de Bailén', a set of 7 rooms, among which are the Saleta de María Cristina, the Diario Dining Room, the Halls of Mirrors, Tapestries and Weapons, the Official Tram, and the Official Chamber. With this ticket, you will be able to travel back in time and enjoy seeing objects of great historical and artistic value. A quarter of a century away from tourist visits, too! Another thing the Royal Palace of Madrid is known for is the unpublished exhibition of instruments from the 17th and 19th centuries, such as the grand piano by Francisco Fernández, or the two harps by Sebastian Erard. The most outstanding piece, however, is the double bass by Nicolò Amati, one of the best builders of stringed instruments.

A treat for art and history lovers, a walk through the Royal Palace of Madrid is sure to be an unforgettable experience that will stick with you long after!

What's not allowed

  • Keep your camera tucked away – photography and videography is strictly not allowed. Mobile phones must remain on silent mode.

  • Keep in mind food & beverages are not allowed in the venue. Pack wisely!

Accessibility

  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 10-15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting point

Please check your final voucher for meeting point details and specific instructions.

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