Tickets to the Palacio Real de Madrid

About Palacio Real de Madrid

The Royal Palace is located in Madrid, Spain, at Calle de Bailén. You can get there by subway to Ópera or Plaza de España stations or by bus to Callao or Santo Domingo stations.

The Royal Palace in Madrid ticket price is €12 for adults, €6 for seniors over 65, students under 25, and children aged 5-16.

From October to March the Royal Palace in Madrid is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and on Sunday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. 

From April to September it is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM and on Sunday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

The Palace is closed on December 24th, December 25th, December 26th, December 31st (from 3:00 PM), January 1st, January 6th, May 1st, and‌ whenever they use it for a state reception.

The best time to visit the Royal Palace in Madrid is on weekdays when it opens to avoid visitor crowds. Schedule about three hours to explore the Royal Castle and its gardens.

  • Get a glimpse of Spanish history and the life of the Spanish royal family

Discover the sprawling decadent palace where the Spanish monarchs would reign, rule, and live since the 18th century. With its 3,000-plus rooms, the Royal Palace in Madrid is the largest operating in Europe. It is King Philip V’s brainchild, built by Italian architects, that took them about 30 years to complete.

  • Spot all the decorative styles from 1760 to 1920

Walk through both the awe-inspiring reception rooms and private rooms of the royal family members.

  •  Explore the outstanding royal art collection

Get to know the best collection of Flemish tapestries in Europe, see the Salome painting by Caravaggio and masterpieces by Velázquez, Dalí, Dürer, and many more.

  • Poke into the Royal Apothecary with its workshop and library

See the custom-made pharmacy jars with engraved crowns and unrivaled period equipment.

  • Visit the Royal Chapel and see the musical instruments collection

Notice the unique decorated string quartet by Antonio Stradivarius.

  • Walk the adjoining Royal Gardens

Enjoy the lush Campo del Moro gardens over the Manzanares River with fountains and statuary.

  • Browse the extensive armor and weapon collection in the Royal Armory

Don’t miss anything while you enjoy the splendor of the Royal Palace in Madrid and its gardens with the in-app audio tour Royal Palace in Madrid. You can get in right away: the entry tickets are included.

FAQ about Palacio Real de Madrid

It is better to buy tickets beforehand to secure your spot. You can do it online and at the ticket offices of the Royal Palace. Book the self-guided audio tour with the entry ticket included on our website to skip the lines.

You can buy the Royal Palace tickets up to three months ahead. We recommend booking on our website to get the self-guided audio tour too and make the most of your visit.