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Royal Palace, Madrid

Royal Palace, Madrid

Royal Palace, Madrid: Our most recommended tours and activities

Madrid: Royal Palace Fast-Access Admission Ticket

1. Madrid: Royal Palace Fast-Access Admission Ticket

Enjoy fast access to the Royal Palace of Madrid, the official residence of Spanish royalty. Enter through an express security check and explore one of the world’s largest palaces. Wander the corridors that have witnessed centuries of Spanish history. Admire the architecture and decoration of the salon rooms, including frescoes by famous artists. Enter the private apartments of monarchs, visit the throne room, and stroll through the banquet halls. Witness the Hall of Mirrors from the reign of Charles IV. See artworks by painters such as Caravaggio, Juan de Flandes, Francisco de Goya, and Velázquez. Visit the Royal Armory and discover its exhibits of porcelain, watches, furniture, silverware, and more. Explore the heritage of Spain’s monarchy at the Royal Palace.

Madrid: Royal Palace Tour with Optional Royal Collections

2. Madrid: Royal Palace Tour with Optional Royal Collections

Embark on a guided 2-hour tour of Madrid's Royal Palace. Admire art pieces by Giordano and Goya while exploring the palace at a peaceful time of day alongside an expert guide with in-depth knowledge about the home to Spanish Royals past and present.  Start at the Opera Metro Station in Plaza de Isabel II, home to the Teatro Royal, where you will meet your guide. After a picturesque walk through Plaza de Oriente, enjoy skip-the-line privileges before entering the palace. Relish visits to the Throne Room, Banquet Hall, and Private Royal apartments. Be amazed as to how these rooms are brought to life in an engaging and fascinating way by your professional guide. Marvel at exclusive works of art by Giordano and Goya, as well as historical articles such as historic tapestries, suits of armor, and ornate swords. Take in in the building's 19th-century design and beautiful floral layout, which serves as an excellent backdrop for memorable photos. Depending on the option selected, continue with a guided tour inside Royal Collections Gallery. This museum has the most important collections from the Crown of Spain. You will visit all the rooms where you can enjoy paintings and tapestries of very important painters such as El Bosco, Titian, El Greco, Ribera, Velázquez or Caravaggio. You will also visit the Royal Armory, one of the most important in Europe, and enjoy thousands of pieces of royal furniture, musical instruments and games that show you the daily life in the Palace.

Madrid: Private City Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk

3. Madrid: Private City Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk

Embark on an electric tuk-tuk tour of Madrid and discover some of the main monuments of the city. Enjoy the perfect introduction to Madrid as your guide recommends places to visit during your stay. Admire the exterior of some of Madrid's most iconic landmarks including the Royal Palace and the Almudena Cathedral. Ride through the charming neighborhoods of Las Letras and Retiro and see the House of Cervantes and the Church of Los Jerónimos. See the Palacio de las Cortes, the Puerta de Alcalá, and the facades of the museums of Paseo del Prado on this fun and exciting adventure through the city.

Madrid: City Walking Tour & Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Tour

4. Madrid: City Walking Tour & Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Tour

Explore the highlights of Madrid's Old Town on a city tour with a guide, including skip-the-line entry to the Royal Palace with a tour. Stop by beautiful squares like Plaza de la Villa and Plaza de Oriente as you learn about their history. Finish with a guided tour of the impressive Royal Palace. Start the tour at Calle Mayor, a bustling central street in the Old Town. Cross the Plaza Mayor and see its statue of Felipe III. Next, head to the San Miguel market and browse its stalls of authentic Spanish cuisine. Continue to the Plaza de la Villa, one of the most well-preserved historic squares in the city. Learn about its history as the former site of the Madrid Town Hall. Make your way to the Plaza de Oriente, which leads to the Royal Palace. From there, enjoy skip-the-line entry to the palace and take a guided tour of the largest royal residence in Europe. See its courtyards, art collections, and 18th-century architecture up close.

Madrid: Royal Palace Tour with Optional Cathedral Tour

5. Madrid: Royal Palace Tour with Optional Cathedral Tour

Visit the interiors of Madrid's Royal Palace with one of our expert Tour Guides without having to wait in long lines to buy tickets. Visit the interior of Madrid's Royal Palace. Be accompanied by an expert tour guide who helps you travel back in time visiting the most spectacular places in the Palace. More than 3.000 rooms and a historical and artistic heritage of incalculable value await you in what was the Residence of the Kings of Spain until Alfonso XIII. This is still the Official Residence of the Monarchs even today, although the Royal Family does not use it as their habitual residence. The Holy Metropolitan Cathedral Church of Santa María la Real de la Almudena, better known as Almudena Cathedral, is a cathedral of Catholic worship, dedicated to the Virgin Mary under the name of Almudena, and episcopal seat of Madrid.

Madrid: 3-Hour Highlights Bike Tour (with E-bike Option)

6. Madrid: 3-Hour Highlights Bike Tour (with E-bike Option)

Children from 7 years and older can attend this tour with a regular bike. Also child seats up to 22 kg weight are available. Cruise through Madrid on this guided bike tour as you take in many of the city's highlights. Ride on convenient cycle paths, in pedestrian zones, and through parks so you won't have to navigate traffic. Have the option to finish your tour with tapas and a refreshing beverage.  Start your tour with a short explanation about how to safely ride your bike. Make your way to Plaza de Oriente and hear the stories about the creation of the statue of Filip IV, the Royal Palace, the Cathedral, and the San Nicolas Church. Admire the some of the oldest buildings in the city at the Plaza de la Villa and absorb the bustle of the Mercado San Miguel. Pass through the grand squares of Plaza Mayor and Santa Ana, before viewing the living wall of the Caixa Forum museum.  Pass the Prado Museum, Retiro Park, and Puerta de Alcalá before making your way to Puerta del Sol. Add to your experience by selecting the tapas option and enjoy 3 pinchos and a drink and the end of your tour.

Madrid: Royal Palace Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

7. 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.

Madrid: Royal Palace VIP Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket

8. Madrid: Royal Palace VIP Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket

Experience the grandeur and opulence of Madrid’s Royal Palace on an exclusive guided excursion. Go on a fascinating journey through the history and architecture of this magnificent building, which served as the official residence of the Spanish monarchs until the early 20th century. Meet your guide then bypass the crowds with skip-the-line access. Step inside the palace’s sumptuous halls and chambers, where you’ll marvel at the stunning artworks, tapestries, and furnishings that decorate every room. Discover the stories and secrets behind each piece, from the impressive throne room to the private quarters of the royal family. Don’t miss the chance to see the breathtaking views of Madrid from the palace’s stunning rooftop terrace. With this intimate and informative guided tour, you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for the role of the Royal Palace in Spanish history and culture. This excursion is a must-see for history enthusiasts, architecture buffs, and anyone seeking to explore the fascinating world of Spanish royalty.

Madrid: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Live Guide

9. Madrid: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Live Guide

Experience the electric energy and vibrant culture of Madrid on a Big Bus hop-on, hop-off, open-top sightseeing tour. Sit back and relax as your live guide explains the history behind famous sights like the Royal Palace, Biblioteca Nacional, Puerta de Alcalá, and many more. Travel through the heart of Madrid, and admire iconic cultural landmarks like the Prado, Reina Sofia, and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums. See lush parks like the Reales Jardines Botánicos and Parque de Atenas. Feast your eyes on the city's most beautiful buildings such as Palacio de Cibeles, Estación de Atocha, and Catedral de la Almudena. Feel the warm Spanish sun on your skin and enjoy the city's buzzing atmosphere like never before. Enjoy your professional guide's commentary and learn about Madrid's rich history and cultural importance. For a different perspective on the city, you can also choose to take the tour at night time, to enjoy the sights of the city illuminated for the evening.

Madrid: Flamenco Show at Tablao Sala Temple with Drink

10. Madrid: Flamenco Show at Tablao Sala Temple with Drink

Experience authentic flamenco with us, improvised, intimate and without limits or conditions for the artists. Enjoy the purest flamenco just a few steps from the Royal Palace of Madrid, in an intimate and exclusive tablao, for only forty people, where you will feel up close this art that arises from the soul of those who love flamenco. An unforgettable experience. The entrance to our tablao includes a drink (sangria, beer, wine or non-alcoholic drinks) and you can also try and enjoy our menu with the most traditional dishes of Spanish gastronomy.

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I was really impressed with the guide's patience and the way she took us on the tour. She was willing to answer questions and made sure she did not rush through the tour. Highly recommended!

Very nice flamenco show, fantastic dansers and guitaris and singer. Nice setting, and good sangria to accompany the show. I warmly recommend it.

Had a blast, even on a wet day. Good people, quality cycles and a great guide, thanks Gabriel for a fun and informative ride!

Great experience. Very convenient during a super busy time in Madrid. Great information from our guide.

Rocio did a wonderful tour of the palace! Recommended! Very entertaining and interesting!!