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Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real de Madrid) Tours and Tickets

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Madrid's Royal Palace (also known as the Palacio Real or Palacio de Oriente) is a beautiful baroque structure with some 3,000 rooms, making it one of Europe's largest castles. Although the royal family no longer lives here, the Palacio Real still serves as the king and queen's official residence, a venue for state ceremonies, and a place for tourists to get a peek into the royal history of Spain.

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Royal Palace of Madrid 1.5-Hour Guided Tour Optional Prado Museum Combo
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Royal Palace of Madrid 1.5-Hour Guided Tour Optional Prado Museum Combo

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With over 3,000 rooms and a veritable museum worth's of paintings by the likes of Caravaggio and Velazquez, the Royal Palace of Madrid greets its visitors with nothing short of splendor. See where the kings of Spain once lived on this guided tour of the Royal Palace, which provides insightful commentary into the history and significance of this must-see Madrid attraction.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.55
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Skip-The-Line Early Entrance Tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid
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Skip-The-Line Early Entrance Tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid

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Discover the grandiose Royal Palace of Madrid with special early access and a guided tour. For a glimpse of the palace at its most spectacular, arrive before the doors open to the public, then learn the secrets of the enormous palace, whose 2,800 rooms overflow with masterpiece artwork, period décor, and architectural detail. This Royal Palace tour includes skip-the-line early admission tickets to the Royal Palace.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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$47.24
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$47.24

Royal Palace of Madrid Early Access in a Small Group

Royal Palace of Madrid Early Access in a Small Group

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Beat the crowds with this tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid before public opening hours. Breeze in and follow your guide through parts of the "Palacio de Oriente" that most visitors don't get to see. Marvel at the collection of weapons in the Royal Armory, take in the Throne Room, and more. Along the way, learn about the history of the Spanish royal family through your guide's engaging narrative.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.00
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$34.00

Madrid Royal Palace Private Tour with Skip-the-line Ticket
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Madrid Royal Palace Private Tour with Skip-the-line Ticket

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Explore the Madrid Royal Palace with a private guide during this walking tour. Skip the line for quick entry into the palace, once the official residence of the Spanish Royal family. Learn about the architecture and history of Palacio de Oriente as you move through official lounges and reception halls where ceremonies and events are held today.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$86.84
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Royal Palace Madrid Afternoon Guided Tour in a Small Group
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Royal Palace Madrid Afternoon Guided Tour in a Small Group

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Madrid’s daytime temperatures have been known to reach scorching heights. Escape the daytime heat and cool off in the opulent chambers of the Royal Palace (Palacio Real) on a guided walking tour of the structure’s highlights. Ideal for history and culture buffs, this tour covers the official lounges, royal armouries, and the grounds of Campo del Moro, and offers insight into the history of the Royal Palace.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$32.00
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Madrid Royal Palace Expert Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

Madrid Royal Palace Expert Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

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The magnificent Royal Palace of Madrid is one of the official residences of the King of Spain and one of Madrid’s most popular attractions. On this skip-the-line tour, avoid the queues which can take over an hour at peak times, and gain extra insight into the Spanish royal family on a guided tour. Visit the Throne Room, Hall of Mirrors, and Banquet Hall; peek into the Royal Apartments; then stroll around the beautiful palace gardens.
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  • 2 hours
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$34.25
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Madrid City Sightseeing and Skip the Line Royal Palace Guided Tour

Madrid City Sightseeing and Skip the Line Royal Palace Guided Tour

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Immerse yourself in Madrid's history as you explore the city's most important sites and Royal Palace. Get the story behind the city's architectural history, following its evolution from "Moorish Madrid" into the Habsburg and Bourbon periods. Then skip the long lines and visit the Spanish Royal Palace, seeing the royal collections and admiring its Baroque details. This Madrid sightseeing tour includes all entrance fees
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Madrid Royal Palace 90-Minute Guided Group Tour

Madrid Royal Palace 90-Minute Guided Group Tour

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Go behind-the-scenes and tour the official residence of Spanish royalty. The Royal Palace has 3,000 rooms, so you’ll save time researching where to find highlights by having a guide to show you around. Your guide will enhance your tour by telling you stories about Spain’s royalty, and pointing out highlights such as the Royal Pharmacy, and Royal Chapel. Admission is included, which will save you time waiting in visitor lines.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Madrid Historical Walking Tour with Food Tasting and Dinner

Madrid Historical Walking Tour with Food Tasting and Dinner

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Experience the unique flavor and culture of the Spanish capital on a history and tapas walking tour in Madrid, including dinner. Stroll through the atmospheric streets of the old city center while your guide illuminates the many-layered history of sights like Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace. Along the way, stop at several authentic tapas bars, to feast like a local on an array of traditional appetizer-sized dishes paired with Spanish wine, sangria, and typical liquors.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Madrid Private Tour

Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Madrid Private Tour

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Experience the highlights and hidden gems of the Spanish capital on this private tour. Accompanied by your private guide, visit memorable landmarks such as Plaza Mayor, the Prado Museum, and the Royal Palace; escape the crowds to explore Park Emir Mohamed I and Retiro Park and more. As this is a private tour, you can explore at your own pace and spend as long as you want taking photos.
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  • 3 hours
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$57.86
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Highlights of Madrid by Bike

Highlights of Madrid by Bike

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Admire the spectacular sights of Spain’s vibrant capital on a bicycle tour of Madrid. With a knowledgeable guide, cycle at a leisurely pace to important monuments like Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace of Madrid. Stop intermittently to listen to illuminating commentary from your expert guide, and to capture photographs of Madrid’s historical and architectural highlights. All safety equipment is included on this tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.52
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4-Hour Private Night Walking Tour of Madrid: Custom Tour

4-Hour Private Night Walking Tour of Madrid: Custom Tour

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Experience the local culture and vibrant energy of Madrid at night, when the city truly comes alive. On this private, 4-hour tour, set off with a savvy guide during the early evening hours on a tour that can be completely customized to suit your interests. See iconic landmarks illuminated as night falls, and discover tucked-away treasures that only locals know. At the end of the tour, rest your feet and drink in the city’s famous nightlife at an authentic tapas bar.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Madrid Highlights Tour with Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Entrance

Madrid Highlights Tour with Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Entrance

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Experience the best Madrid has to offer on this combination excursion covering a Real Madrid stadium tour and city sightseeing trip. First, explore the architecture that has shaped this Spanish capital, exploring the city’s Moorish origins along with the key structures of its Habsburg and Bourbon eras. Then, head to the legendary Santiago Bernabeu stadium for a behind-the-scenes visit inside this legendary team’s locker rooms, bench and presidential box. This Madrid combination trip also includes admission for the Bernabeu tour, a guide, and transport by coach.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.90
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Skip-the-Line Palacio Real de Madrid Guided Palace Tour - Private Tour

Skip-the-Line Palacio Real de Madrid Guided Palace Tour - Private Tour

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Skip the lines and see the exquisite Royal Palace at your own pace on this private, guided tour of the biggest royal residence in Europe. The official home of Spain’s kings, this palace in the city contains 3,000 preserved rooms, works of art, the royal chapel, and string instruments made by Antonio Stradivari. Follow your guide up the 70-step main staircase and discover what’s inside.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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Skip the Line: Madrid Royal Palace Admission Ticket
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Skip the Line: Madrid Royal Palace Admission Ticket

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Enjoy in a few hours one of the most popular points in Madrid, the Royal Palace. Visit the biggest palace in all Europe and have the opportunity to include a guided tour during approximately an hour to see the most important rooms of the former residence.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.79
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Half-Day Madrid History and Legends Private Walking Tour

Half-Day Madrid History and Legends Private Walking Tour

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See Madrid like an insider on this private 4-hour walking tour led by a knowledgeable local guide. The tour can be customized to suit your interests, whether you want to check out the city’s arts scene, see the most famous landmarks, get the inside scoop on the best places to dine or delve into the Spanish capital’s fascinating history. Enjoy the undivided attention of your guide, and recharge like a true Madrileño with a stop for drinks and tapas.
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  • 4 hours
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Private tour of the royal palace, private guide, fast entrance and pick up at the hotel

Private tour of the royal palace, private guide, fast entrance and pick up at the hotel

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Visiting the Royal Palace of Madrid with us is the assurance of a unique and authentic experience. We make a point of honour of the quality of the visit, which is achieved through a totally personalised service adapted to your needs. The visit begins at your hotel where your English speaking guide will pick you up to discover one of the richest art collections in the world. Having the services of a private guide is a unique moment during which you will learn about the works of art in the manner of a private art history lesson. Our visits are unique and different from all the others you can find in Madrid, we want above all that each visitor feels unique, the fast entrances are included in the price which ensures you enter directly into the Reina Sofia Museum without going through the classic queue. Your guide will be at your side throughout the visit and will make sure you feel comfortable.
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  • 2 hours
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Private tour in Palacio Real of Madrid

Private tour in Palacio Real of Madrid

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Avoid the crowds and visit Madrid's Royal Palace in the company of just your party and a guide. This private tour also lets you skip the long lines to enter, allowing you to have a relaxed experience exploring the rooms of the palace and learning about its history.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$112.16
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VIP Royal Palace Madrid

VIP Royal Palace Madrid

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Discover the Royal Palace of Madrid, official residence of the Kings of Spain, and through its more than 3000 rooms. At present, it is still the place of receptions and official acts by the Royal Family. Surprise yourself with the most important collection of musical instruments in Europe, its large tapestries, its refined glassware, its wonderful crockery. Your military museum. If you go to Madrid, you can not stop visiting the only real palace that can be visited in Europe. A magnificent VIP tour where you can feel the guests of the Spanish Monarchs and discover the history of Spain through its royal palace.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Madrid Royal Palace and Prado Museum

Madrid Royal Palace and Prado Museum

A different way to get to know the two main monuments of Madrid without waiting in queues and with a guide who will explain the best of the Museo Nacional del Prado is the largest art gallery in Europe and one of the most important in the world. In our guided tour of the Prado Museum you will get to know the masterpieces of the Spanish, Flemish and Italian Schools. A place not to be missed visit to Madrid, and in it, thanks to our guides, you will understand the work of great artists such as Velazquez, Goya, Titian, Bosch, Dürer, Rubens, Fra Angelico, etc. Do not miss this experience! In addition, with this tour you skip the queues to enter the monuments. Guided tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid, the oldest active palace in Europe. On the tour we see the most characteristic rooms of the more than 3500 rooms.
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  • 2 hours 40 minutes
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Madrid Royal Palace and Retiro Park Guided Tour with Optional Tapas Tasting
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Madrid Royal Palace and Retiro Park Guided Tour with Optional Tapas Tasting

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Experience Madrid’s Royal Palace and Gardens and El Retiro Park with an affordable package that combines all-access admission with an informative tour by an expert guide. Explore the Palace’s various rooms—including Throne Room, the Hall of Mirrors, and the Banquet Hall—and see paintings by Spanish masters. Then, head to the sprawling central park of Madrid, El Retiro, for a leisurely tour of its expansive grounds.
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  • 4 hours
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$42.51
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Skip-the-line access to the Royal Palace of Madrid

Skip-the-line access to the Royal Palace of Madrid

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They will have unique access to the Palácio Real de Madrid without having to wait in queues or go to the ticket office, with the tickets they can go directly to the access lathe. Travelers will receive “no-wait” tickets for the museum via e-mail. Tickets will be sent 24 hours in advance (relative to the time of reservation). This is a no-wait entrance, but the security check is mandatory and travelers may have to wait to pass it.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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$22.44
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Private 1 Hour Tour Madrid (Tuk-Tuk / Golf Cart)

Private 1 Hour Tour Madrid (Tuk-Tuk / Golf Cart)

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Madrid travelers with limited time, that want a more personal sightseeing experience, shouldn't miss this buggy tour that passes several of Madrid's top attractions, in just about an hour. After easy hotel pickup, just sit back as your guide whisks you to several must-see sights. Highlights include bustling public spaces—like Plaza de la Villa and Plaza de Santa Ana—and religious sights, including the Royal Basilica of San Francisco el Grande and Almudena Cathedral.
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  • 1 hour
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$41.33
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Skip-the-Line Palacio Real de Madrid Guided Palace Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max
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Skip-the-Line Palacio Real de Madrid Guided Palace Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Skip the line and head straight into the royal Palacio Real de Madrid with this small group guided tour. An expert guide will lead you through the official home of the kings of Spain, showing you the best of what the 3,000-odd-room palace, from the Throne Room to the Royal Chapel.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real de Madrid) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real de Madrid) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real de Madrid) costs USD 6.99. Guided Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real de Madrid) tours start around USD 6.99 per person.
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