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- 98%Local Culture
- 95%History Buffs
- 86%Art & Design Lovers
- 61%Budget Travelers
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- 60%Family Travelers
- 54%Business Travelers
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- Palacio RealMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Nov 12, 2013
Massive royal palace. I think it is the largest palace in Western Europe, which is pretty amazing considering the size of Versailles and some of the other palaces in Europe. The palace is the official residence of the Spanish monarchy, although now they mostly live in Palacio de la Zarzuela, which means you can visit the palace and see all of the beautiful furniture, artwork (plenty of Velazquez paintings), and tapestries. Also check out the palace gardens, which are also very nice
- Palacio RealMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Oct 24, 2013
The grounds are magnificent but the interior is the reason to go.
Be sure to see the Throne Room and The Royal Armory, as its collection of medieval armor is world renowned.
- Palacio RealMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Sep 17, 2013
Heard it was free on Wednesdays so we headed over to the Palacio Real or Royal Palace. Turns out it's only free to those tourists with a European passport or a passport from a Latin American country, so USA doesn't count. Lame. The cost is €10 per person.
My cousin and I, decidedly bitter, took photos from outside and headed elsewhere. The palace is gorgeous and apparently has plenty of rooms filled with Spanish art. All I can say is that it's impressive from the outside. If you're interested in seeing it and going inside, it is probably worth a gander. Otherwise it's just another empty palace. The current king of Spain resides in a much smaller palace.
- Palacio RealSep 15, 2013
At only a short walk from the apartment, 0,3 miles.
Home to the Kings of Spain from Carlos III to Alfonso XIII, Madrid's Royal Palace is now open to the public. The Royal Armoury is one of the most significant collections of its kind, comprising weapons and armour worn by the Kings of Spain and other members of the Royal Family since the 13th century.
The Royal Armoury is one of the most significant collections of its kind, comprising weapons and armour worn by the Kings of Spain and other members of the Royal Family since the 13th century. You also can enjoy the Change of Guard.
- Palacio RealMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesNightlife Lovers+ 1Sep 07, 2013
On my past summer trip last year to Madrid we chose a great apartment with a view everyday from my 3 story bedroom of the Palacio Real (Royal Palace) When on a run one day i found an entrance the the 6-10 acre park on the grounds of the palace open to the public. Wonderful manicured lawns and landscape with great views looking up at the palace. A tour of the grounds and palace are a must. However camera pics are not allowed inside the palace :( But occassionally one was sneaked in. LOL
- Palacio RealMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Apr 01, 2013
While you may have to wait in line and pay an 8-10 euro entrance fee, the Royal Palace of Spain buts Versaille to shame. While Versaille, home of the French Royalty, is teeming with grandeur, the Spanish Royal Palace tops it. There is a room that is made out of porcelain, and one of fine velvet. While you don't get to tour the whole grounds, the parts you do get to view are splendidly gorgeous.
Address:Calle de Bailen, Madrid 28013 Spain
Total Reviews:104 Reviews
Open Hours:Apr-Sep: 9a-6p M-Sa, 9a-3p Su, Oct-Mar: 9:30a-5p M-Sa, 9a-2p Su
Phone:+34 91 547 5350