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Skip the Line Tickets to Royal Palace of Madrid

€12
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Mobile Ticket
Flexible Duration
Audio Guide
  • Head right into the Royal Palace of Madrid without spending time in long ticketing queues, with skip-the-line access.
  • Make your way past the Grand Staircase, Royal Library, Royal Armory, the Royal Chapel, and the Crown Room.
  • Admire the 16th-century Baroque architecture embellished by frescoes, tapestries, and decorative motifs.
  • Notice artworks of Old Masters, such as Goya, Velázquez, Caravaggio, and Battista on display here.
  • Learn about the Palace's deep roots in Moorish and Catholic tradition.
  • Recently, National Heritage opened the 'Ala de Bailén' in the Royal Palace of Madrid, after a quarter of a century away from tourists' eyes.
  • The Ala de Bailén consists of 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.
  • Your ticket will take you back in time as you marvel at these objects of great historical and artistic value.
  • Don't miss out on seeing the unpublished exhibition of instruments from the 17th and 19th centuries, such as the grand piano by Francisco Fernández, or the two harps by Sebastian Erard.
  • Pro-Tip: The most notable piece is the double bass by Nicolò Amati, one of the best builders of stringed instruments.
  • 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.
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  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Royal Palace of Madrid Guided Tour with Priority Access

€29
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
Flexible Duration
Guided Tour
  • Skip the line and gain priority access to the Royal Palace, saving time spent in the ticket queues.
  • Get briefed on important details to look out for and sights to notice by your expert tour guide.
  • Traverse through the rooms and galleries of the palace, and marvel at the sights you see.
  • Gasp at the throne lounge, the gala dining room, the royal chapel, and the parade grounds, and more.
  • Learn more about the paintings and frescoes made by the Old Masters, such as Goya, Velasquez, Caravaggio, and Battista.
  • Only recently, the Royal Palace of Madrid opened the 'Ala de Bailén', after a quarter of a century away from tourist's eyes.
  • The Ala de Bailén consists of 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.
  • Use your ticket and step back in time as you marvel at these objects of great historical and artistic value.
  • Also at the Royal Palace of Madrid 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 notable piece, however, is the double bass by Nicolò Amati, one of the best builders of stringed instruments.
  • Choose to have this guided tour conducted in either English, Spanish, or both.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Combo Ticket: Royal Palace of Madrid with Prado Museum

€59
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
5 hr.
Guided Tour
  • Get access to 2 of the most popular attractions in Madrid with this combo guided tour to the Royal Palace of Madrid and the Prado Museum.
  • Tour the imposing Royal Palace of Madrid for 1.5 hours with an expert guide who will help you gain priority access entry into the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family.
  • Benefit from a 2-hour guided tour of the incredible Prado Museum, home to some of the most distinguished works of art by artists like Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and Velasquez.

This experience has the following options you can choose from:

  • English Guided Tour
  • Spanish Guided Tour
  • Did you know? Pablo Picasso was named director of the Prado Museum in the 20th century for a brief time.
  • Tip: Ask your guide about the famous Grand Staircase in the Royal Palace of Madrid, made from a single piece of San Agustin marble.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Royal Madrid Palace Tour with Flamenco Show, Tapas & A Drink

From €82€73.80
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
3 hr.
Guided Tour
  • Discover the history of the Spanish royal family on a guided tour of Madrid’s Royal Palace with an English or Spanish expert guide and skip-the-line access.
  • Take in everything about this Palace, the largest in Western Europe, and the official residence of the Spanish monarchy.
  • This experience also includes visiting the Torres Bermejas Tablao, located in the heart of Madrid, where you’ll enjoy an incredible flamenco dance and music show.
  • Marvel at the intricate wall carvings and the wood ceilings of this iconic Tablao, providing an apt setting for a breathtaking performance.
  • Savor a traditional tapas menu with a drink as the rich music and dance completely immerse you.

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • English Guided Tour
  • Spanish Guided Tour
  • Transfer between the Palace and the Tablao isn't included.
  • The flamenco show will start at 7pm and you can access the venue from 6:30pm. Please show your voucher.
  • The Palace is accessible for wheelchair users.
  • The Palace tour is approx 3 hours long.
  • The tapas menu is as follows:

Spanish omelet with caramelized onion

Homemade croquettes with Iberian ham & cheese

Andalusian style squid

Toast with tomato & Iberian Ham

Valencian Paella

Chicken Fingers

Homemade cheesecake with blueberry sauce

Red/white wine & water

  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Royal Palace of Madrid Tickets

If history has taught us anything it’s that the Europeans loved their share of dramatic, magnificent architecture. The Spanish host one such structure: the Royal Palace of Madrid. Dating back several centuries, this Madrid Palace is not just rich in history, but even richer in ornate decor and art. Over generations, standing tall through the rise and fall of empires, fires and renovation projects, the Royal Palace’s walls narrate fascinating stories. 

Today, the Madrid Palace is the royal family’s official residence and is used for several state ceremonies; most parts, today, are open to the public. Considering its massive size -- it’s said to be twice the size of the Palace of Versailles, it’s impossible to cover the entire site in one go. If you’re in Madrid, book Royal Palace of Madrid tickets and explore this one-of-a-kind site.

All Your Royal Palace of Madrid Tickets Options

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Priority Access

Due to its popularity, the Royal Palace of Madrid generally experiences large crowds. The best way to bypass the long waiting lines is by booking Royal Palace of Madrid skip the line tickets. These provide priority access to the entrance and help you save time.

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Guided Tours

The best way to explore and learn all the interesting facts and information about the venue is by booking guided Royal of Madrid tours. You’ll be accompanied throughout the journey by a professional local guide, who will enlighten you with all the essential information. 

Royal Palace of Madrid discount tickets

Infants under 4 years of age and disabled persons enjoy free entry into the palace, while children between 5-17 years, adults above the age of 65, and students up to the age of 25 enjoy reduced pricing on their tickets.

What to See at the Royal Palace of Madrid

At the Royal Palace of Madrid, guests are in for a royal treat. Following a classic Berini-esque style, heavily influenced by Baroque architecture, the palace was constructed in an ornate, extremely elaborate manner, filled with theatricality in design and tension-filled patterns.

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Exteriors

The Royal Palace of Madrid is imposing at first glance. Spanning a massive area of 1,35,000 sq. m. and housing about 3,418 rooms, it is considered to be the largest functioning palace in Europe -- almost double the size of Buckingham Palace! The entrance is simply stunning; watch out for the 44 limestone statues of Spanish Royals. The six-storied structure features a rustic stone base, from which rise several tall ionic columns that frame the towering windows. Restoration projects over the years saw the additions of Doric columns, statues of saints, Sabatini’s clock and royals and more. Across the Madrid Palace lie two main squares, the Plaza de la Armería, Plaza de Oriente, along with the immaculate Campo del Moro Gardens and the Sabatini Gardens.

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Interiors

If one thinks the Royal Palace’s exteriors are majestic, the interiors will absolutely engulf you with their grandeur and opulence. At the ground floor lies the Grand Staircase that dates back to 1789; made of just a single piece of special San Augustin marble, with two striking lions at the landing. Keep an eye out for the spectacular fresco above the staircase! The Royal Library is full of hidden secrets, and the royal apartments lend a keen insight into the luxurious furnishings and lifestyles of the Spanish Royalty. The Royal Armory is thought to be one of the world’s best, with artifacts dating back to the 13th Century. The Stradivarius Hall has on display two classic violins, a viola and a cello. You can also visit the Throne Room and the Royal Kitchens.

Plan Your Visit

Opening Hours
Getting There
Tips & Guidelines
What are the Royal Palace of Madrid hours?

The Royal Palace of Madrid is open every day of the week. During summers (April to September), it is open from 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM between Monday to Saturday and 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM on Sunday. During winters (October to March), it is open from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM, and 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM on Sunday.

When is the Royal Palace of Madrid closed?

The Royal Palace of Madrid is closed on 1 and 6 January, 1 May, 12, and 25 December. On 12 October, it is closed until 05:30 PM, on 24 and 31 December it is closed from 03:00 PM.

What is the best time to visit the Royal Palace of Madrid?

The best time to visit the Madrid Palace is during the off-season, between October to March. However, the site can get a little crowded towards the end of December due to the Christmas holidays. 

How long is a tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid?

It depends on how long you plan to spend at the Royal Palace of Madrid. However, on average, you can expect to spend any time between 45 minutes to two hours at the site.

Where is the Royal Palace of Madrid located?

The Royal Palace of Madrid 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 get to the Royal Palace of Madrid by either driving down, or using public transport like bus, underground metro, or train.

Can I take the metro/train to the Royal Palace of Madrid?

Yes, you can take both the underground metro and the 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.

Is photography allowed at the Royal Palace of Madrid?

While photography is permitted, the use of flash and tripods is not at the Royal Palace of Madrid.

Is the Royal Palace of Madrid wheelchair-accessible?

Yes, The Royal Palace of Madrid is fully wheelchair-accessible for people with disabilities.

Is storage facility available at the Royal Palace of Madrid?

Yes. You can store large bags and luggage at the storage facility at the Royal Palace of Madrid.

FAQs

Are Royal Palace of Madrid tickets available online now?

Yes. You can now pre-book Royal Palace of Madrid tickets online.

Is it safe to visit Royal Palace of Madrid post-COVID-19?

To ensure the safety of its visitors, the Madrid Palace has implemented several safety measures. They now accept online reservations and have made the use of masks and social distancing mandatory.

Do Royal Palace of Madrid tickets include skip the line access?

Yes, Royal Palace of Madrid tickets include skip the line access, allowing you to bypass the long queues and get priority access into the site.

Do Royal Palace of Madrid tickets include guided tours?

It depends on the tickets you book. While some might include guided tours, others do not. Please check the necessary details before you complete your booking.

What is the cancelation policy of Royal Palace of Madrid tickets?

The cancelation policy varies from ticket to ticket. While some offer a full refund if canceled with the stipulated time period, others may not provide a refund if canceled. Please check refund details before you book your ticket.

What are Royal Palace of Madrid hours?

The Royal Palace of Madrid is open from Monday to Saturday 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM (final entry at 05:00 PM); Sunday and public holidays: 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM (final entry at 03:00 PM). 
The gardens are open from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM every day of the week.

What is the best way to get to Royal Palace of Madrid?

You can use public transport, or drive down. However, the best way to get there would be get off at the Opera Station; from here, the palace is at a 5-minute walking distance.