Royal Palace in Madrid Tours & Tickets (Skip Queues)

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Discover the grandiose Royal Palace of Madrid with special early access and a 1.5-hour guided tour. For a glimpse of the palace at its most spectacular, you’ll arrive before the doors open to the public, then learn the secrets of the enormous palace, whose 2,800 rooms overflow with masterpiece…

The Royal Palace in Madrid is actually used (but not owned) by the king of Spain for state ceremonial activities. The palace was built on the site of a former alcazar that burned down in 1734. It took 26 years to complete! A visitor to the palace today gets to see 50 of its 3400 rooms – but even this small portion is well worth the visit, with many fascinating artifacts and artworks. Not to mention the ornate palace itself!

The palace is one of the most beautiful and interesting attractions in Spain. Marvel at how people could have lived so lavishly and in such style! You’ll see the Royal crown and scepter, and can even visit the impressive armory.

The entrance is on the south end of the palace. Unless there are lines, you might not notice it immediately – but you’re sure to find it.

After paying entrance fees, one enters the parade ground. The entrance to the palace interior is through the doors slightly left of the photo’s center.

Hall of Columns: The first room encountered on ascending the amazing staircase.

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23 reviews for Royal Palace in Madrid Tours & Tickets (Skip Queues)

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  1. amazacsak

    This was a great way to see the Palace early before it opens to the public and before it gets hot. Our tour guide was great, but the tour company put Spanish speaking and English speaking people in the same tour so he had to do the whole tour in both languages which doubled the length of time and made half the group sit and wait for the other language to finish in each room — Had this been a one language tour it would have been awesome!

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  2. normagbur

    The Spanish royal families built a palace to rival Versailles. The rooms are beautiful and incredibly well preserved. The cathedral is magnificent. Our guide was well informed and answered all questions well. Her English was excellent. We really enjoyed her for her charming ways as well as her presentation.

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  3. MeganM660

    Our travel lady was very informative and going at the earlier time was exceptional—no crowds allowed for time to take in the special historical pieces. Well worth the money—well paced and informative.

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  4. Christopher A

    The best way I can describe this tour was on our last night, we all went around the table at dinner and named our favorite part of the vacation. This Tour and our guide Aranxta were everyone’s favorite. She was absolutely the best guide and made this tour what it was! I cannot say enough great things about her and Julia Travel.

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  5. MaestraMudarisa

    This was an amazing tour! Both guides were incredibly knowledgeable and entertaining us with stories. The first half of the tour was spent walking around Madrid, just basic places though but with a stop at a local chocolatería where we could have some churros and chocolate and a coffee no charge. Then we went to the palace where we got a new guide who took us inside the palace which was breathtaking and absolutely beautiful. It’s a very simple tour yet you get to see so much

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  6. Jersey_T

    Tour guide: I did not catch her name: nice blond lady. She was very good tour guide. Old city is nice, picturesque, full of history. City has so much to offer. Chocolate drink and Churo was nice touch. It was very educational and learned so much fact of Madrid which is capital of Spain. Royal Palace was just amazing. So much wealth and power showing from this building. Shame they don’t take picture inside. Amazing rooms so many of them, lost count. I recommend this tour.

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  7. john C

    Our guide Barbara was wonderful. So knowledgeable and a sense of humor Fascinating tour. So glad we did the early before the big crowds

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  8. Max S

    STOP READING AND BOOK THIS TOUR!!!! This was one of the highlights of my multi country trip to Europe, do not miss this spectacular palace. It was super easy and very organized when we checked in, and doing the early entrance made the palace virtually empty as we walked through. Our guide was fabulous and the palace is spectacular. Other reviews complained that the tour was in English and Spanish which is ridiculous — having the explanations in two languages actually gives you more time to admire each room. The guide made everything come to life and gave us an understanding we never would have had on our own. I can’t say enough how worth it is to book this tour.

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  9. Carolyn G

    This is a great tour. You are on before the crowds. The headphones let you hear well. Beautiful palace. You can stay at the palace after the tour and go back to some rooms, or to the armory. We walked next door to the cathedral and then to the crypto

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  10. cameron.abaroa

    Loved this tour. The Tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable, and the tour ends inside the palace, so you have time to explore the Armory and the gift shop at your leisure!

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