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Palacio Real

Calle de Bailen, Madrid 28013 Spain
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    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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    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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    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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  • Palacio Real
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    Королевский дворец - одно из красивейших зданий города. Сейчас здесь расположен музей, в котором за небольшую плату можно ознакомиться с бытом простой королевской семьи на Западе Европы. Фотографировать внутренние интерьеры строжайше запрещено.

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    Almost didn't pay to enter, but it's actually quite grand with lots of rooms to see, such as the Royal Pharmacy, the Salon, and the Hall of Mirrors.

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  • Palacio Real

    It is an interesting building in a nice area of Madrid. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and near the Opera theater. On Wednesdays it is free to visit.

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  • Palacio Real

    Go for 45mins when it's free, then it's worth it. Otherwise only if you are REALLY interested in castles.

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  • Palacio Real

    This is the first palace I've seen in Spain and since I came to EU. A huge ground and space to conduct ceremonies and royal shows. Fronting in this palace is the big cathedral where royalties normally had their vows and services. Bravo! For have done their best to protect and preserve this century old building.

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  • Palacio Real

    A pretty place that overlooks part of the city. You can pay to go in and see a bunch of stuff from Franco's regime. Or you can just walk around the grounds, the gardens, and the plaza.

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    The Palace is beautiful, but the scene outside of people strolling around was the highlight. Of course, I didn't get to see inside the Palace (perhaps, next time).

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  • Palacio Real

    Foi exatamente com o palácio de undo que tirei minha oto recordacáo de Madrid, rs afinal q Palácio mais lindooooo!!! Não é possível tirr foto no interior o palácio mais a sala do trono é tão maravilhosa que eu nunca mais esquecerei aquela cena onde as cores vermelhas e dourada predominam, vale a ena onferir cada detalhe! É realmente deslumbrante imginar que inda hoje reis e rainhas desfrutam de um lar tão grandioso!

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  • Palacio Real

    This royal Palace was commissioned by Felipe V, the first Bourbon King, to replace the burned Alcazar.

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    Lots of great stuff to see here. The Royal Pharmacy, the Hall of Mirrors, the Monastery, and the Salon are among the highlights.

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  • Palacio Real

    My favorite room was the Royal Pharmacy with all of the original vials concoctions used to mix the king’s medicines from witch hazel, to gold, to various alcohols. A favorite for my dad was the Armeria Real or Royal Armory. It has two floors of a very extenstive collection of armor, weaponry, and torture instruments. They even had on display armor for children and even your dog. The tour also takes you through a couple of the ballrooms, sitting rooms, and the throne room. The final room, Museo de Musica, was my mom’s favorite and has the world’s largest collection of five stringed instruments by Stradivarius. You also can enjoy the views onto the Campo del Moro off the backside of the Palace.

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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    The Royal Palace is one of my favorite landmarks of Madrid. During high season, this place draws many tourists, so expect plenty of crowds (get there early!).

    Being the official home to Spain's royal King, the palace is mostly open to the public now for tours and sightseeing. My favorite parts included the outside court-yard area which has a beautiful, classical touch to it, as well as the Dining Room (so elegant and gorgeous) & Royal Armoury during the interior tour of the Palace!

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    Arrive when the Palace opens (usually 9:30am) to avoid super long lines. Often if you're stuck in line to get a ticket, you'll be stuck in the crowd the whole way through (=not so fun).

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    This is another can't-miss sight in Madrid. There is so much to see in and around the palace--Plaza de Oriente, Teatro Real, and Campo del Moro park. The armory was the highlight of our visit with its spectacular collection of weaponry.

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    Great! What a palace. And how many remarkebel rooms in a suite

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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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4.5 out of 5
111 members' reviews
2,758 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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Aliases: Royal Palace