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Skip-the-Line Tickets to Royal Palace of Madrid

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Mobile ticket
Flexible duration
Audio guide

Skip the lines and head straight inside the Royal Palace of Madrid, where you can marvel at the many historical and artistic pieces on display. 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.


  • Skip the line and enter the Royal Palace, saving time spent in the ticket queues.

  • 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.

  • Admire paintings and frescoes made by the Old Masters, such as Goya, Velasquez, Caravaggio, and Battista.

  • Experience the rich history and culture of Spanish royalty, aggregated over the years within these very halls.


  • Skip-the-line entry to Royal Palace of Madrid

  • Audio guide in 16 languages (optional)

  • Live guide (optional)


  • Access to the Royal Kitchen

cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

ratings & reviews

5.6K Ratings
Romina Elisabet Zalazar


Dec, 2023
Easy ticket purchase, quick access. We loved the visit, without a doubt it is a place you have to visit in Madrid.
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Katarina Gudelj


Dec, 2023
We have waited only abt 5min to enter and that is great. Palace was great, beautiful..only if it was alowed to take photos would be even better.
Olga Joanna Baranowska


Dec, 2023
I did not expext that beauty of this rooms. I was very pleasantly surprised. The staff was very polite and the entire visit took place in a pleasant atmosphere. Easy access to tickets, quick entry with a ticket purchased online
Lise Barcessat


Dec, 2023
Very beautiful. Definitely worth a visit. Don't forget to visit the armory (it's badly marked on the map - it's a small door).
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Afiong Afuape


Nov, 2023
Guide was really kind and respectful. He was really knowledgeable and patient with our group. I will recommend to friends and family.

Save time on the long queues and skip the line to access the Royal Palace of Madrid, the largest functioning palace in Europe. As you wander through the halls of this illustrious building, 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 the Grand Staircase, composed of a single piece of San Agustin marble; the Royal Library, with its vast collection of rare books and manuscripts; the Royal Armory, which showcases full sets of armor and weaponry from the reign of Charles V; the apartments of Charles III, the Queen, and the infant Luise; the Crown Room, which houses Charles III’s royal scepter, throne and crown, and much more.

Along the way, you can admire works of art by Caravaggio, Juan de Flandes, Francisco de Goya, Diego Velázquez, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, among others, which are on display, as well as learn more about Spanish history and the Palace’s roots in Moorish and Catholic tradition. 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. Later you can also relax at the gorgeous gardens and thoughtfully laid out plazas that are housed within the palace complex.

To promote proximity tourism during the Easter holidays, 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. This means that you get to travel back in time and see artifacts that have remained a quarter of a century away from the gaze of tourists! Also see 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.

Royal Palace of Madrid

Monday10:00 AM - 6:00 PMlast entry 5:00 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM - 6:00 PMlast entry 5:00 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM - 6:00 PMlast entry 5:00 PM
Thursday10:00 AM - 6:00 PMlast entry 5:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM - 6:00 PMlast entry 5:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 6:00 PMlast entry 5:00 PM
Sunday10:00 AM - 4:00 PMlast entry 3:00 PM

Important Information

  • The voucher is only valid for the day you have chosen for your visit.

  • Please keep in mind that your visits to certain sections of the palace may be timed.

  • The palace may be closed on special occasions for the celebration of official acts.

  • Since the palace covers a fair amount of ground, we recommend you put on some comfortable shoes to walk with ease.

  • Taking photographs or videos is prohibited. Mobile telephones shall remain in the silent position during the visit.

Operating Hours

Winter Hours (Oct to Mar)

  • Mon to Sat: 10am to 6pm

  • Sun: 10am to 4pm

  • 24 Dec & 31 Dec: 10am to 3pm

Summer Hours (Apr to Sep)

  • Mon to Sat: 10am to 7pm

  • Sun: 10am to 4pm

  • The box office and admission to the Palace close one hour before the closing time.

  • Closed on: 1 Jan, 6 Jan, 1 May, 25 Dec, 26 Dec,


  • Visit without a guide to the Halls: 45 minutes.

  • Visit without a guide to the Royal Armoury: 30 minutes.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

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

  • Please arrive at the redemption point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Redeem your ticket at the Royal Palace of Madrid.

  • Address: Calle de Bailén, s/n, 28071 Madrid, Spain.

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