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Royal Palace of Madrid Skip the Line Tickets

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€12
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  • 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 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.
  • 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  • Don't miss out on seeing the unpublished exhibition of instruments from the 17th and 19th centuries, such as the grand piano by Francisco Fernández, or the two harps by Sebastian Erard.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.
  • Ages 0-5 go free. Ages 6-15 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • This ticket cannot be canceled, amended, or rescheduled.

Fast Track Ticket: Royal Palace's + Royal Kitchen

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  • Enjoy quick access to the Royal Palace with fast-track tickets.
  • Explore the sumptuous Royal Palace and its equally plush Royal Kitchens.
  • Bask in stunning views of the Spanish countryside and the city of Madrid from the palace courtyard.
  • Delight in a range of amazing art exhibits and admire the French architecture of the Royal Kitchen.
  • Visit the opulent royal halls, Royal Armoury, throne room, other residential areas, and the Royal Pharmacy.
  • Check out any special art exhibitions in the palace on the day of your visit for free.

Reduced Price Tickets

  • Ages 5-16, students 25 and below with updated national or international student’s card, and ages 65+ of the member States of the European Union or Latin American countries enjoy reduced pricing (carry a valid photo ID).

Free Admission to Royal Palace

Free admission to the Royal Palace is available for -

  • Children aged 0-5
  • Large families with accreditation by the Official Family Book or equivalent of the EU and Latin American countries holders of residency or work permits of those nationalities
  • Members of the ICOM (International Museum Council), by means of accrediting card of that organization.
  • Official Tourist Guides with Official Tourist Guide card
  • Professors in an individual visit with a teaching staff card
  • Differently-abled people with accreditation. The accompanying person also has free access.
  • Persons in the legal situation of unemployment that accredit this circumstance by means of Employment Demand Card or equivalent document issued by the competent organization.

For all the rates that include the Palacio view, the selected time of your entrance corresponds to the time of the visit of the Real Cocina, to realize it must be presented 5 minutes before in the specific meeting point located in the Entrance hall to Palace. The visit to the rest of the premises of the Royal Palace, can do it before or after the visit to the Royal Kitchen, taking into account the closing hours.

  • This ticket cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.

Royal Palace of Madrid Guided Tour with Priority Access

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€28
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  • 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.
  • Infants below 2 years of age enter for free. Child tickets are available at a discount.
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 72 hours before the schedule.

Combo Ticket: Royal Palace of Madrid with Prado Museum

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€65
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  • Take advantage of this exceptional combo that gives you access to two of Madrid's most popular attractions, the Royal Palace of Madrid and the Prado Museum.
  • Tour the imposing Royal Palace of Madrid with an expert guide who will help you gain priority access entry into the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family.
  • Benefit from a guided tour of the incredible Prado Museum, home to some of the most distinguished works of art by artists like Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and Velasquez.
  • Choose between an English and a Spanish-guided tour.
  • These tickets can be canceled up to 24 hours in advance in order to receive a full refund.

Royal Palace of Madrid Reopens Post-COVID-19

The Royal Palace of Madrid welcomes the public back after a closure due to the ongoing pandemic. All guests are requested to familiarize themselves with the new health measures in place, the most important one being that they have significantly reduced visitor intake per hour.

Public Safety at the Royal Palace of Madrid

Here’s everything you need to know if you’re planning a visit to the palace:

  • The number of visitors permitted per hour has been reduced. Make sure you book your tickets online, in advance, to reserve your slot. 
  • For tickets purchased directly at the counter, please note that only electronic forms of payment are accepted; no cash transfers.
  • Social distancing is mandatory. All visitors are required to maintain a minimum distance of 2 meters between each other.
  • All visitors above the ages of 6 must wear masks that completely cover the nose and mouth throughout the duration of their visit
  • A thermal scanner will be used at the entrance to check each visitors’ temperature. Anyone with temperatures higher than 99.5° F (37.5° C) will not be permitted in.
  • Hydroalcoholic solutions will be available for public use at various points at the site

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.

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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.

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Cancel up to 72 hours in advance for a full refund

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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

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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.