9. Madrid: Royal Palace Guided Tour with Entry Ticket
An unparalleled walking tour in Madrid. Enjoy a visit to the most important rooms of the Spanish monarchy with a guided tour of the Royal Palace in Madrid. Make your way through the entrance hall, the main staircase, Alabarderos Hall, the Hall of Columns, Charles III Hall, and many more of the building's main areas. Start your tour at the Plaza de Oriente to access the interior of the monument through the Plaza de la Armería and appreciate the magnificent views of the Almudena Cathedral, Campo del Moro Gardens, and the Casa de Campo. Receive an introduction to the monarchy and the kings who have inhabited this landmark for years. Enter through the main staircase and walk through the two rooms used in ancient times as leisure and banqueting areas, enjoying each of the paintings, tapestries, and spectacular vaults. Next, access the private rooms of Charles III, stopping before his great dressing room and Gasparini's room, with its chinoiserie style with rococo influences. Discover Charles III's main room, then visit the triple room of the famous royal dining space, one of the only areas still in use. Pass by the silver and porcelain rooms, with all their collections of crockery and silverware. Enter the prince's courtyard and discover the precious reliquary and the grandiose chapel guarded by the Catholic kings at its entrance. After your tour, marvel at the royal collections in the last chambers of the museum. See Stradivarius violins, the crown room and its scepter with the table of sphinxes, the throne room with its 12 mirrors and armchairs guarded by Velazquez' lions, and the great royal armory.