Explore the Royal Palace of Madrid on a 2-hour guided tour. Discover the most sumptuous rooms and hear about curiosities of the Spanish monarchy.
Journey through the history of the Royal Palace of Madrid on a skip-the-line guided tour and enjoy the typical Spanish Cuisine with a tapas tasting…
Discover the history of Madrid from the comfort of a buggy. Drive through the growing center to the quiet outskirts of the city. Visit some of the…
Skip the lines to the former official residence of the Spanish Royal Family with an entrance ticket to the Royal Palace of Madrid. See historic rooms…
Take a 1.5-hour guided tour of the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family and marvel at the opulent interiors of the Royal Palace of Madrid.…
Admire the most impressive monument in Madrid on this 90-minute guided tour of the Royal Palace. Marvel at the splendor of one of Europe’s…
Enjoy a 90-minute tour with a local guide through the Royal Palace Madrid, the official residence of the kings of Spain. Marvel at the main staircase…
Go beyond the elegant façade of the Royal Palace of Madrid and explore its glorious interiors with an official bilingual guide. Then, take a walking…
With this incredible combo, you will discover the Royal Palace of Madrid with a professionally guided tour. After, jump on board our tapas bus to…
Top sights in Madrid
Royal Palace of Madrid architecture may not seem as impressive as Versailles from the outside, but the opulence of the interior and the Royal Palace of Madrid history will blow you away. Another bonus: So much more of this palace is open to explore freely.
The Spanish Empire’s control of Europe ended with the Battle of Rocroi in 1643, nearly a century before the Royal Palace of Madrid was built.
The Royal Family has roots in both French and British monarchies, with the House of Bourbon in the seat since 1700 and today’s King and Queen being descendants of Queen Victoria.
The last monarch to live in the Royal Palace of Madrid was Alfonso XIII, who ruled throughout WWI, the Rif War in Morocco and the Spanish Civil War.
On May 22, 2004 the Crown Prince Felipe married former news anchor Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano. It was the first true royal Spanish wedding for a century.
The Spanish national anthem is one that won’t inspire singing. Why? It has no lyrics. In 2008 a public contest was proposed for official lyrics, but no one agreed on the issue.
Entrance to the Royal Palace is free on Wednesdays. This means that it’s more crowded, but maybe you’ll buy one of the highly recommended guided tours without paying the entry fee. Another advantage of visiting on Wednesday is that the Changing of the Guard takes place across the street every half hour during the morning. If you’re lucky enough to visit on the first Wednesday of the month, except in summers, you’ll find 450 soldiers in parade.
The guided tour is fantastic for learning more Royal Palace of Madrid history—you can even go back and walk through the halls on your own afterwards. The Royal Armory, the Royal Pharmacy and the Paintings Gallery are all different tickets, too. Don’t skip the Royal Armory, its collection is one of the best in the world.
- When should I visit?Open daily October to March, 10:00AM to 6:00PM, April to September, 10:00AM to 8:00PM.
- Is it expensive?Standard adult tickets start at 10€ and continue upwards with perks, tours and additional packages.
- Will I need a guide?A guide is definitely worth it. Not only will you learn about the city, you'll learn a lot of great historical facts.
- How to get thereBus lines 3, 25, 39 and 148 all stop near the palace, or take underground lines 2 or 5 to the Opera Station.
- Additional information
- Check online for updates on certain areas that may be undergoing renovations and are therefore closed.
What people are saying about Royal Palace of Madrid
We were a part of a small group and for the afternoon session we were alone with Patricia. Her knowledge of the history of the two locations was excellent and she freely answered questions about Spain in general and Spanish politics in particular. Thank you for an excellent 5 hours.
Had a great tour with Maria. We did the tour that brought us down by the river, through the new park area that once was a huge abattoir. Now lush with plant life and a real energetic buzz with families using all the recreation facilities that is spread throughout. Lots of wide pathways for your segway to fly through.Thank you Maria
The guid Benni was waiting on time and was very kine and understandable with very good English. The Tappas option is NOT recommended at all. Company must check customers prefferences and optins for the Tapas.
An excellent guide Joanna has a lot of historical information. Everything is done in a professional way. Perfect !
Dino knows a lot about the art history and the history of the area around the Prado museum and shares it in an engaging way. Skipping the entry line was almost worth the price of the ticket--it was long! I recommend the early arrival. The Prado is a BIG museum. The tour takes you to some of its highlights and gets you oriented--you can better explore the museum on your own. I recommend the tour.