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Palacio Real, Madrid

The Palacio Real (Royal Palace) is an enormous palace, one of the biggest in Europe, with scorching plains of concrete around it.

The Palacio Real (Royal Palace) is an enormous palace, one of the biggest in Europe, with scorching plains of concrete around it. Though it is the official residence of the King of Spain, the royal family does not actually reside here and it is generally used only for state ceremonies. The Royal Palace is considered to be one of the most emblematic and beautiful buildings in Madrid, not only for its location on a bluff overlooking the river valley but also for its architecture and the artistic treasures to be found in its rooms. A simple one-way tour of the palace (both self-guided and guided are available) takes you up the grand stairway and through the lavishly decorated state rooms with their elegant tapestries, frescoes, porcelain, carvings and added decor like china, silverware, medals, etc. From the courtyard you can access the Farmacia (Pharmacy), which contains hundreds of bottles of early medicines and a reconstructed laboratory, and the Real Armorial (Royal Armory), a two-story collection of medieval weapons and armor. Explanations in the armory are in Spanish only, so do not expect to understand much unless your know the Spanish names for all that medieval weaponry. The lines to get in are very long, especially on Wednesday when the place is free - try to go early. Photography inside the palace is not allowed.


Hours

Sun

9:00

15:00

Mon

9:00

17:00

Tue

9:00

17:00

Wed

9:00

17:00

Thu

9:00

17:00

Fri

9:00

17:00

Sat

9:00

17:00

About Palacio Real

 Calle Bailen, Madrid, Spain

 +34 914 54 87

 www.patrimonionacional.es

Palacio Real and Nearby Sights on Map

Catedral de la Almudena

This massive cathedral faces the Palacio Real

Mercado de San Miguel

Near Plaza Mayor is this indoor market, identifiable by its ornate iron posts

Plaza Mayor

Perhaps the best known plaza in Madrid, this impressive square is now one of the main stops on any tourist visit

Gran Via

Templo de Debod

An Egyptian temple, located in one of Madrid's most beautiful parks

Mercado de La Cebada

Once a glass and iron market of the late XIX century, it is now a vaulted concrete building which still serves as a neighborhood market

Puerta del Sol

This plaza is the heart of Madrid and one of the busiest places in the city - a hub for the local transit system, a favorite meeting spot for locals, a visible area for festivals or political demonstrations, and a opportune location for tour guides, street performers, pickpockets and anyone else looking to take advantage of all the tourists on hand

Real Academia de Bella Artes de San Fernando

Highly impressive art collection with paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints

Cuartel del Condeduque

Naval Museum

Beautiful museum with vast interesting collections about Spanish sailing