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Royal Palace of Madrid Skip-the-Line Tickets

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€14.90
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Flexible Duration
  • Say goodbye to long ticketing queues and head right into the Royal Palace of Madrid with skip-the-line access.
  • Uncover regal artifacts as you explore the Grand Staircase, Royal Library, Royal Armory, the Royal Chapel, and the Crown Room.
  • Notice artworks of Old Masters, such as The Wild Boar Hunt by Goya, and The Apotheosis of the Spanish Monarchy by Tiepolo on display here.
  • Want to gain a deeper understanding of the Royal Palace of Madrid? Choose to upgrade for an English or Spanish guided tour.
  • Say goodbye to long ticketing queues and head right into the Royal Palace of Madrid with skip-the-line access.
  • Uncover regal artifacts as you explore the Grand Staircase, Royal Library, Royal Armory, the Royal Chapel, and the Crown Room.
  • Notice artworks of Old Masters, such as The Wild Boar Hunt by Goya, and The Apotheosis of the Spanish Monarchy by Tiepolo on display here.
  • Want to gain a deeper understanding of the Royal Palace of Madrid? Choose to upgrade for an English or Spanish guided tour.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry to Royal Palace of Madrid
  • Live guide (optional)

Exclusions

  • Access to the Royal Kitchen
  • Tip: Don't miss out on the exhibition of instruments from the 17th and 19th centuries, such as the grand piano by Francisco Fernández, or the 2 harps by Sebastian Erard.
  • 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!
  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.
  • 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.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Guided Tours
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Royal Palace of Madrid Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

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€32
Free Cancellation

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

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Mobile Ticket
1 hr. 30 min.
  • Avoid the ticket queues and spend more time learning about the Spanish Monarchy on this expertly guided tour of the Royal of Madrid.
  • Gasp at the throne lounge, the royal chapel, and the awe-inspiring Gasparini Room, intricately handcrafted over 55 years in rococo style!
  • Discover the exclusive collection of Stradivarius instruments hidden within the palace walls, a rare treat reserved for guided tour guests.
  • Choose to have the tour in either English, Spanish, French, or Italian. Bilingual? There's even an English and Spanish option.
  • Those traveling in a group or looking for an exclusive experience can upgrade to a private tour with a personal guide and your choice of company.
  • Avoid the ticket queues and spend more time learning about the Spanish Monarchy on this expertly guided tour of the Royal of Madrid.
  • Gasp at the throne lounge, the royal chapel, and the awe-inspiring Gasparini Room, intricately handcrafted over 55 years in rococo style!
  • Discover the exclusive collection of Stradivarius instruments hidden within the palace walls, a rare treat reserved for guided tour guests.
  • Choose to have the tour in either English, Spanish, French, or Italian. Bilingual? There's even an English and Spanish option.
  • Those traveling in a group or looking for an exclusive experience can upgrade to a private tour with a personal guide and your choice of company.

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)
  • Pro tip: Keep an eye out for the double bass by Nicolò Amati, one of the best builders of stringed instruments.
  • 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!
  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Combo: Royal Palace of Madrid + Royal Collections Gallery Skip-the-Line Tickets

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€29.67
Mobile Ticket
  • Glide past ticket lines at 2 sites within the same complex, the Royal Palace of Madrid and the Royal Collections Gallery, with 1 cost-effective combo.
  • At the Royal Palace, visit the Throne Room featuring extravagant furniture and sculptures, and the Hall of Columns lined with Belgian tapestry.
  • Find Tiepolo's fresco of Venus and Vulcan, and paintings of Solomon by Luca Giordano in the Guard Room.
  • Discover religious artworks within the Royal Collections Gallery, which include Caravaggio's Salome with the Head of John the Baptist.
  • Be amazed by Queen Bárbara de Braganza's 1750s sedan chair, Velázquez's White Horse, and other royal treasures.
  • Glide past ticket lines at 2 sites within the same complex, the Royal Palace of Madrid and the Royal Collections Gallery, with 1 cost-effective combo.
  • At the Royal Palace, visit the Throne Room featuring extravagant furniture and sculptures, and the Hall of Columns lined with Belgian tapestry.
  • Find Tiepolo's fresco of Venus and Vulcan, and paintings of Solomon by Luca Giordano in the Guard Room.
  • Discover religious artworks within the Royal Collections Gallery, which include Caravaggio's Salome with the Head of John the Baptist.
  • Be amazed by Queen Bárbara de Braganza's 1750s sedan chair, Velázquez's White Horse, and other royal treasures.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry to Royal Palace of Madrid
  • Skip-the-line entry to Royal Collections Gallery
  • Tip: Discover nearby cafes such as Café de Oriente, where you can savor a meal while enjoying breathtaking views of the Royal Palace.
  • 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 venues. Pack wisely!
  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.
  • 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.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Prado Museum & Royal Palace of Madrid Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

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€68
Free Cancellation

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

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Mobile Ticket
5 hr.
  • Traverse 2 of the most popular attractions in Madrid on this combo guided tour to the Royal Palace of Madrid and the Prado Museum.
  • Tour the imposing Royal Palace for 1.5 hours with an expert guide who will take you through the history and artistic choices 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.
  • Did you know? Pablo Picasso was named director of the Prado Museum in the 20th century for a brief time.
  • Traverse 2 of the most popular attractions in Madrid on this combo guided tour to the Royal Palace of Madrid and the Prado Museum.
  • Tour the imposing Royal Palace for 1.5 hours with an expert guide who will take you through the history and artistic choices 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.
  • Did you know? Pablo Picasso was named director of the Prado Museum in the 20th century for a brief time.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Prado Museum & the Royal Palace with skip-the-line entry
  • Expert English or Spanish-speaking guide
  • Tip: Ask your guide about the famous Grand Staircase in the Royal Palace of Madrid, made from a single piece of San Agustin marble.
  • Keep your camera tucked away – photography and videography is strictly not allowed at both venues.
  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.
  • Keep in mind food & beverages are not allowed on this experience. Pack wisely!
  • Mobile phones must remain in silent mode during the visit to the Royal Palace.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Combo: Royal Palace of Madrid + Liria Palace Skip-the-Line Tickets

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€30.90
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Mobile Ticket
Audio Guide
  • Make big savings on both time and money in Madrid with these skip-the-line tickets to 2 regal museums, Liria Palace and the Royal Palace.
  • At the Royal Palace, see Giambattista’s ceiling fresco Glory of Spain in the Throne Room, and oil-on-copper portraits by Diego Velázquez!
  • Admire the lavish 16th-century Baroque design in the Grand Staircase made of San Augustin marble and the exquisite Porcelain Cabinet.
  • With an audio guide, explore the 14 main rooms at Liria Palace – the former residence of the Dukes of Alba, now a prestigious museum.
  • The palace is home to distinguished private historic collections by the likes of Rubens and El Greco, and a library full of rare books.
  • Make big savings on both time and money in Madrid with these skip-the-line tickets to 2 regal museums, Liria Palace and the Royal Palace.
  • At the Royal Palace, see Giambattista’s ceiling fresco Glory of Spain in the Throne Room, and oil-on-copper portraits by Diego Velázquez!
  • Admire the lavish 16th-century Baroque design in the Grand Staircase made of San Augustin marble and the exquisite Porcelain Cabinet.
  • With an audio guide, explore the 14 main rooms at Liria Palace – the former residence of the Dukes of Alba, now a prestigious museum.
  • The palace is home to distinguished private historic collections by the likes of Rubens and El Greco, and a library full of rare books.

Inclusions

Royal Palace of Madrid

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

Liria Palace

  • Skip-the-line entry to Liria Palace
  • Audio guide in English, French, German, Italian & Spanish
  • Keep your camera tucked away – photography and videography is strictly not allowed inside both venues.
  • Keep in mind food & beverages are not allowed on this experience. Pack wisely!
  • Both venues are wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.

Royal Palace of Madrid

  • Tip: Check out the beautiful greenery surrounding the palace, like the Sabatini Gardens and Campo del Moro Gardens. Perfect for a relaxing stroll surrounded by fountains, statues, and terraces.
  • Mobile phones must remain on silent mode.
  • 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.

Liria Palace

  • Tip: If you’re a fan of contrasting experiences, head next door to the Museum of Contemporary Art or the Contemporary Culture Center.
  • Strict dress code: no shorts allowed.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Combo (Save 11%): Madrid Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour + Royal Palace of Madrid Skip-the-Line Tickets

from €39.90
€35.54

11% off

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Audio Guide
  • Go on a wallet-friendly Madrid adventure combining a 1 or 2-day hop-on hop-off bus pass with skip-the-line entry to the Royal Palace of Madrid!
  • Easily hop on and off at 35+ stops around the city's top attractions using this flexible bus pass that covers 2 unique routes.
  • Tune into your audio guide and learn about attractions like Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Castilla Square, and more in 14 languages.
  • Bypass queues at Europe’s largest functional palace – the Royal Palace of Madrid – and delve into its Baroque architecture and ornate Royal Chambers.
  • Ascend the Grand Staircase, peruse the rare collection at the Royal Library, and gaze at remarkable artwork by maestros like Bosch and Titian.
  • Go on a wallet-friendly Madrid adventure combining a 1 or 2-day hop-on hop-off bus pass with skip-the-line entry to the Royal Palace of Madrid!
  • Easily hop on and off at 35+ stops around the city's top attractions using this flexible bus pass that covers 2 unique routes.
  • Tune into your audio guide and learn about attractions like Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Castilla Square, and more in 14 languages.
  • Bypass queues at Europe’s largest functional palace – the Royal Palace of Madrid – and delve into its Baroque architecture and ornate Royal Chambers.
  • Ascend the Grand Staircase, peruse the rare collection at the Royal Library, and gaze at remarkable artwork by maestros like Bosch and Titian.

Inclusions

Madrid Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

  • 1 or 2-day unlimited hop-on hop-off pass
  • Audio guide in Spanish, Catalan, Gallego, Euskera, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Chinese, Arabic & Japanese
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Discount booklets for shops and restaurants
  • Tour map

Royal Palace of Madrid

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

Blue Route: Historical Madrid

  • First bus: 10am from Prado Museum.
  • Last bus: 6pm.
  • Frequency: Approx. every 15 mins.
  • Popular stops: Royal Palace, Almudena Cathedral, Prado Museum.
  • Click here for detailed Blue Route boarding points.

Green Route: Modern Madrid

  • First bus: 10am from Plaza de Neptuno.
  • Last bus: 6pm.
  • Popular stops: Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Plaza de Castilla, Plaza de Cibeles
  • Click here for detailed Green Route boarding points.
  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.

Madrid Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

  • Tip: Hop off at Retiro Park, a peaceful sanctuary in the city center. Walk around the garden, or alternatively rent a rowboat on the lake.
  • Facilities: free Wi-Fi, complimentary audio headsets.
  • Note: On the days when the tours are canceled, due to traffic interruptions, passengers will be informed through notices at bus stops.

Royal Palace of Madrid

  • Tip: Don't forget to visit the Royal Pharmacy, a unique part of the palace with an extensive collection of antique pharmaceutical jars and equipment.
  • 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!
  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.
  • 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.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Royal Palace of Madrid | A symbol of Spanish royalty and history

European history is brimming with dramatic architectural marvels, and the Royal Palace of Madrid stands as a prime example. Dating back centuries, it boasts ornate decor and rich artwork. Now the royal family's residence, it hosts state ceremonies and opens much of its space to the public. With its massive size—twice that of the Palace of Versailles—exploring the Royal Palace of Madrid is a must. Secure your tickets for an unforgettable Royal Palace of Madrid experience.

Things to know before booking Royal Palace of Madrid tickets

  • Skip the queues, especially during peak season (June to August), by booking your tickets in advance.
  • Please note that access to the Royal Kitchen is not included in all the tickets, so make sure you check your ticket inclusions before purchasing. 
  • Please check the cancellation policy before booking as certain tickets cannot be cancelled. 
  • Photography and videography are prohibited inside the palace. 
  • Don’t miss the artworks of Old Masters, such as Goya, Velázquez, Caravaggio, and Battista on display here
  • The Royal Palace of Madrid is wheelchair accessible.

Which Royal Palace of Madrid ticket is best for you?

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Skip The Line Tickets

Duration: 2- 3 hours
Guide: Audioguide

  • Discover the Royal Palace of Madrid in all its grandeur, free from the frustrations of enduring lengthy ticketing lines. Immerse yourself in the opulent history and intricate artistry that this landmark offers.
  • A skip-the-line tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid is hassle-free and extremely convenient.
  • For an enriched experience, consider opting for an audioguide, accessible in 16 languages. This companion will provide you with deeper insights into the palace's rich history, its architectural marvels, and the stories woven within its walls.

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Guided Tours

Duration: 1.5 hours
Priority Access: Yes

  • Opt for the guided tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid, and let a seasoned expert guide illuminate the intricate details and hidden gems that make this palace a true treasure.
  • Choose to have the guided tour conducted in either English, Spanish, or both, ensuring that you connect with the history and heritage of the Royal Palace

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Combo Tours

Duration: Upto 5 hours
Guide: Professional tour guide

  • Embark on a captivating journey with our guided combo tour, unlocking two of Madrid's top attractions—the Royal Palace and the Prado Museum.
  • Bypass long ticketing queues and enjoy direct access to the Prado Museum and the Royal Palace of Madrid with these combo tickets.

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Plan your visit to Royal Palace of Madrid

Timings
Getting There
Facilities
Tips
Eat
Stay
timings to Royal Palace of Madrid

During summers (April to September): Open from 10 AM to 7 PM between Monday to Saturday and 10 AM to 4 PM on Sunday. 

During winters (October to March): Open from 10 AM to 6 PM, and 10 AM to 4 PM on Sunday.

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.

Best Time to Visit: 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.

Address: C. de Bailén, s/n, 28071 Madrid, Spain
Find on Map.

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

  • By Bus: Use bus routes 133, 146, 147, 148, 3, 65, or 74 to reach the Royal Palace of Madrid. Santo Domingo is the closest bus stop
  • By Train: If you’re taking the train, alight at Principe Pio Station
  • By Metro:  if you’re using the underground metro, you can use Lines 5 and 2, and alight at the Opera Station.
facilities
  • Lockers: You can store large bags and luggage at the storage facility at the Royal Palace of Madrid.
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: The Royal Palace of Madrid is fully wheelchair-accessible.
  • Gift Shop: Offering a selection of souvenirs, books, and royal-themed merchandise. It's a great opportunity to find unique gifts and mementos to commemorate your visit.
  • Restrooms: Restroom facilities are available for visitors' convenience, situated at various locations within the palace complex. They are well-maintained and easily accessible throughout the visit.
Tips
  • Book Tickets in Advance: To avoid long queues, especially during peak tourist seasons, it's advisable to book your tickets online in advance.
  • Guided Tours: Consider joining a guided tour for a more in-depth experience. 
  • Visit the Royal Armory: Make sure to explore the Royal Armory, which houses an extensive collection of arms and armor from various periods of Spanish history.
  • See the Ramillete Oven in the Royal Kitchen: Marvel at the historic Ramillete oven in the Royal Kitchen, dated back to 1844.
  • Climb to the Rooftop: For panoramic views of Madrid's skyline, make your way to the palace rooftop. 
  • Take a Guided Tour of the Gardens: Join a guided tour of the palace gardens, such as the Sabatini Gardens or Campo del Moro Gardens.
restaurants

Agra Palace: This Indian restaurant offers a wide variety of curries, grilled meats, and other Indian specialities.

Cafe de Oriente: This historic cafe is located just across from the Royal Palace and is a great place to enjoy a coffee or tea and people-watch.

Dans Le Noir: This unique restaurant offers a dining experience in complete darkness. You will be served a delicious meal by blind waiters, and you will have to rely on your other senses to enjoy the experience.

Stay

Budget: Hostal Indigo, The Social Hub Madrid, Madrid Central Hostel

Mid-Range: Petit Palace Plaza Mayor, Hotel Ópera, Hotel Intur Palacio San Martín

Luxury: Hotel Urban, Hotel Ritz Madrid, Hotel Santo Mauro

Beyond Royal Palace of Madrid

Prado Museum
Royal Collections Gallery
Liria Palace

Frequently asked questions about Royal Palace of Madrid tickets

How old is the Royal Palace of Madrid?

Construction of the palace began in 1738 and was completed in 1764, making it over 250 years old.

Who built the Royal Palace of Madrid?

The Royal Palace was commissioned by King Philip V of Spain and designed by several architects, including Filippo Juvarra, Juan Bautista Sachetti, and Francesco Sabatini.

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.

Is photography allowed inside the Royal Palace of Madrid?

No, photography and videography are not permitted inside the Royal Palace of Madrid to preserve its historical artifacts and artworks.

How long does it take to tour the Royal Palace of Madrid?

A typical visit to the Royal Palace of Madrid can range from 1.5 to 2 hours, although some visitors may choose to spend more time exploring its vast interiors, gardens, and surrounding attractions.

Is the Royal Palace of Madrid wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the Royal Palace of Madrid is wheelchair accessible, with ramps, elevators, and designated routes available for visitors with mobility challenges. Staff are also trained to assist visitors with disabilities or special needs to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable visit.

How many rooms are in the Royal Palace of Madrid?

The Royal Palace of Madrid contains over 3,400 rooms, although only a portion of them are accessible to the public during tours.

Are there any age restrictions for visiting the Royal Palace of Madrid?

There are no specific age restrictions for visiting the palace, and it's suitable for visitors of all ages. However, parents or guardians are responsible for supervising children and ensuring their safety during the visit, especially in crowded or busy areas.

Can visitors attend religious services at the Royal Chapel?

Yes, the Royal Chapel hosts religious services, including Mass, on certain occasions. Visitors interested in attending such services should check the schedule in advance.

Is there any information available for visitors in languages other than Spanish?

Yes, information pamphlets, audio guides, and guided tours are typically available in multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, and more, to accommodate international visitors.