Royal Palace of Madrid
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Royal Palace of Madrid

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Step back in time at the Royal Palace of Madrid

While you're visiting Madrid, take a trip to the Royal Palace of Madrid. It's the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family, although it's a well known fact that they don't actually live here and this is mostly for ceremonial purposes.

Opened in 1755 with approximately 3,000 rooms, the Royal Palace is one of the biggest in Europe. It's a nice walk away from Madrid's main square, Plaza Mayor, or a short distance from Opera, the metro, so you have no excuse not to include it in your Madrid itinerary.

You can appreciate the architectural beauty from outside the gates and on some church steps, or you can pay entry and go in for a tour.

Changing of the guard

If you happen to be in the city on a Wednesday or Saturday, make time in your schedule between 11am and 2pm to watch the changing of the guard. You'll want to get there early to nab a good viewing point. It's a fantastic way to experience the traditional culture of Madrid, so don't miss out!

Opening Times

January 2nd to March 31st

  • Open Daily: 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM

April 1st to April 30th

  • Open Daily: 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM

May 2nd to September 30th

  • Open Daily: 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM

October 1st to December 30th

  • Open Daily: 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Price Information

Entry to Royal Palace

  • General : 15.00 EUR
  • Children (Ages 5 - 16) : 5.00 EUR
  • Senior Citizen (Ages 65 - 150) : 5.00 EUR
  • Student : 5.00 EUR
  • Children Free

Royal Palace of Madrid


Comunidad de Madrid

Spain 28071