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Madrid: Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Museum Tour

Product ID: 140100
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Discover Europe's largest royal residence on this 2.5-hour tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid. With over 2800 rooms, you’ll be thankful to your passionate and engaging guide for navigating you and bringing a personal touch to this experience.
About this activity
Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long lines and go straight inside with a professional guide
  • Visit Madrid's Royal Palace including its most elegant and over decorated rooms
  • Learn about the involvement of artists like Velázquez, Goya, and Caravaggio with the royal family
  • Choose between small group or private tour options
Full description
Since the royal family only uses it for official receptions, the Royal Palace and its over 2800 rooms are open to the public. Your engaging guide will show you the famous main staircase designed by Sabatini, which includes over 70 steps of the most refined materials. You’ll head into the Throne Room and admire the ceiling painted by Tiepolo, and the Hall of Alabarderos, dedicated to the palace guards.

You will be able to gaze at the works of the master artists along the way including Velázquez, Goya and Caravaggio, learning about their involvement with the royal family. In the Royal Pharmacy, you’ll be able to browse cabinets featuring medicinal plants, ceramic pots and formulas that once acted as cures for the royal family’s illnesses.

Once inside the Royal Chapel, you’ll discover a complete set of stringed instruments made by the legendary Antonio Stradivari. After visiting all of the rooms available to you, you’ll have walked in the footsteps of royalty, experiencing Madrid at its most elegant.
Includes
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional art historian local guide
  • 2.5-hour tour of the Royal Palace in Madrid
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Private or small group guided tour options of no more than 8 participants
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Temporary exhibits
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet by the Petrvs Statue (Saint Peter) at Plaza de la Armería, across from the main entrance outside of the Palacio Real de Madrid Note: Your guide will be there without a sign. In case you have trouble finding the meeting point please contact your guide By Car: Plaza de la Armería, 28013 Madrid, Spain (meeting point will be in front of you at the Palace esplanade right by the entrance door situated closest to Calle de Bailén) Bring your Valid ID

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• The Royal Palace Tour is offered as either a private tour or a small group tour (8 guests maximum)
• Tours available for wheelchair users upon request
• For semiprivate tours, a minimum of 2 guests will be required for it to run (an alternative date or full refund will be offered if the minimum is not met)
• The Royal Palace Museum may be subject to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, guests will be provided with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1-hour from the tour starting time. In these cases, the supplier will be unable to provide refunds or discounts
• Appropriate dress will be required for entry into some sites on this tour
• No large bags or suitcases will be allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin backpacks will be allowed through security
Organized by

Babylon Tours Madrid

Product ID: 140100