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Palacio Real

Calle de Bailen, Madrid 28013 Spain

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4.5 out of 5
106 member's reviews
2,749 people visited Palacio Real
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    Apr-Sep: 9a-6p M-Sa, 9a-3p Su, Oct-Mar: 9:30a-5p M-Sa, 9a-2p Su
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    +34 91 547 5350
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  • Palacio RealPro 2014
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    3 Aug 29, 2013

    Being the royal family one of Spains' major symbols, their palace is one major attraction in the city.

    Recommended for:History BuffsLocal CultureFamily Travelers
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    Beth Spurr
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    4 Apr 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.

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    Paul @TAKEYATHERE
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    4 Feb 01, 2013

    A beautiful palace that hogs up the western skyline of the city. This is a can't miss, day # 1 kind of attraction. Near metro Opera.

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    Leigh Virkus
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    4 Jan 16, 2013

    I think we liked this one the best with the building surrounding the place and activities contain within. Great place to stop and view the locals.

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    Pigue Arthur
    4 Nov 19, 2012

    That's a cool place to visit and understand the life of the Royal family some years agora, they just left this Royal Palace in 2001, so, a part of their lives still there, if you know what i mean...

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    Diane Austin
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    3 Nov 12, 2012

    A large ceremonial changing of the guard procession occurs the first Wednesday of each month and is interesting if you like uniforms, horses and cannons. Get there early if that is your thing, it was very crowded in October when we happened upon it.

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    Melissa Smart
    4 Nov 01, 2012

    Beautiful Royal Palace. The building itself is lovely, but the interior is amazing. A must see site.

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    5 Oct 12, 2012

    Madrid is different from any other capital and also the Palacios Real is something really special. The first time iI saw it, it was by chance. The square in front was absolutely empty, the light was dim. I had an impression of a really quite and powerful place.

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    CaitB
    5 Sep 15, 2012

    Beautiful palace! Lovely cathedral right next door and a lot of street entertainment. Madrid is such a living and exciting city!

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    5 Sep 09, 2012

    The Palacio Real (Royal Palace) was built by the Bourbons after a fire ravaged the Hapsburg's Alcazar in 1734, which, up to that time, had been the home of Spanish Monarchs. The inside of the Royal Palace is one of the most beautiful sites I have ever witnessed. The monumental staircase is so grand, so majestic, that you will never forget the experience however long you live on this earth. And the ceiling, a product of the great Italian painter, Giaquinto, is a memorable site as well. I have never seen another Royal Palace anywhere in the world, that touched me like this Palace touched me.

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Description:

With over 300 rooms, Palacio Real is the largest palace in Europe. Although this the official residence of the King of Spain, the royal family does not actually live here. The palace is open to the public and used by the royal family for state events. It is decorated with art by Velázquez, Gasparini, Caravaggio, and Goya. There is also a Royal Armoury containing weapons dating back to the 13th century, and the world's only complete Stradivarius string quintet.
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