Royal Palace of Madrid, Madrid

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Explore at least a few of the 2,000 lavishly decorated rooms of the historic Royal Palace of Madrid, considered one of the finest buildings in the city. Take the grand stairway to discover the state rooms, noted for their detailed tapestries, frescoes, porcelain, carvings, china, and silverware. The courtyard connects to both the old pharmacy, which holds hundreds of bottles of centuries-old medicines, and the royal armory, a two-level exhibit of medieval weapons and armor. Although the enormous palace is the official residence of the King, the royal family doesn’t actually live here; the site is generally used for state ceremonies. Avoid visiting on Wednesdays, when entry is free and the lines are extremely long. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Madrid holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Royal Palace of Madrid and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The Palace is beautiful, the rooms, the furniture and paintings are amazing. We especially enjoyed the dining room.  more »
  • You have to go at sunset, visit its gardens, take pictures, pleasant memories in a beautiful place. It is recommended to walk in all its gardens
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  • Its such a great palace, with so much regal elegance and magnificent interiors. This is the biggest palace in Western Europe, even bigger than the Palace of Versailles. This palace far surpassed my expectations. Each royal room is like a gem. They build up your excitement, as rooms get better and better as you progress inside the palace. Its a pity we cannot take pictures of those magnificent rooms. The Royal Kitchen is also a nice place to see, with entry only allowed through a guided tour. The palace has amazing gardens, which are free to visit. Highly recommended !
  • There is nothing I like better than visiting European countries and taking in the culture, and it doesn't come much better than this. The Palace is a magical place full of elegance and magic. Every room is different and you could spend HOURS walking around the place, there is so much to see. Taking photos is prohibited in most rooms, which is a shame, because its hard to describe such beauty in words. Its a real insight into how cream lived Admission I think was about €10 but worth every penny. Please do yourself a favour and pay the extra for a tour guide, its so much more interesting listening to the stories.
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