Royal Palace Madrid Tickets & Tours

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10 Best Madrid Royal Palace Tours & Tickets

The Royal palace in Madrid is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the country that attracts people from all around the world. Royal Palace Madrid tickets are available to enable visitors to explore the landmark based on their preferences and budget. On Royal Palace Madrid tours, visitors will enjoy amazing experiences and with several combination tours and tickets, fun-filled activities are not far off. Madrid Royal Palace receives about a 1.5million annual visitors, which amounts to a quarter of the city's yearly visitors.

Guided tours in Royal Palace Madrid, are available to visitors, providing them with a unique touring experience and a knowledgeable tour guide that would educate them on facts about the Palace. Private tours are also available to visitors, offering them the chance to tour through the Royal palace at their pace. With skip the line tickets and fast track tickets, visitors will enjoy amazing privileges and do not need to wait in line to gain entry into the palace. Visitors can buy online tickets to avoid the long ticket queues and also enjoy discount tickets and other affordable deals with the tour team, Tripindicator.

For better offers on Royal Madrid Palace ticket prices and tour options, visitors can check Tripindicator’s combination tickets and deals which have been specially selected by experts. The standard prices for the Royal Palace Madrid are shown below.

Palacio Real Madrid Tickets Price

Adults Ticket: €10
Children Ticket: €5
Senior Ticket: €5

Free Entry

Free entry is available for children who are younger than 5 years old, visitors with disabilities, and qualified teachers. There are also Royal Palace Madrid guided tours in various languages, lasting for a couple of hours.

Traveling, especially with a limited budget can be a challenge, especially because there are various tours and combos available in the market. Looking through all of them requires time and effort but you need not worry anymore. We have done the hard work and checked everything that is being offered and we have picked a selected few which will give you value for your money.

You have the option of purchasing either a ticket for a guided tour, or a regular ticket which allows you to walk at your own pace. The guided tour is ideal for those who would like an in-depth lesson about the palace which takes almost an hour. If you decide to get the regular ticket, there are information points throughout which explain more about the rooms and their different functions.

Getting a regular ticket gives you access to lavish halls, residential areas, the throne room, banquet rooms, the Royal Armoury, and the Royal Pharmacy. Several significant events have taken place in the palace including the signing of the treaty of Spain which granted them acceptance into the European Union in 1985. There are also art exhibits which are available for viewing at no extra charge.

See below for various handpicked the most affordable Madrid Royal Palace combination tickets based on visitors reviews, cost, visitors experience but utterly enjoyable Royal Palace of Madrid as well as all the best ways to see the famous Royal Palace.

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Royal Palace of Madrid 1.5-Hour Guided Tour Optional Prado Museum Combo

1. Royal Palace of Madrid 1.5-Hour Guided Tour Optional Prado Museum Combo

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  • A 90 minute guided tour with fast-track entry into Madrid's Royal Palace.
  • See inside the largest Royal Residence in Europe.
  • Marvel at the sumptuously designed and decorated rooms, halls and galleries.
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Madrid Royal Palace Guided Tour

2. Madrid Royal Palace Guided Tour

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  • Discover with this brief tour one of the most popular places in Madrid, the Royal Palace. Entrance and guide are included on the tour.
    Please be ready 5 minutes before 12:00hrs at the group entrances (your guide will be ready waiting outside in the street) and enjoy...
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Private Guided Tour Of The Royal Palace & Old Madrid

3. Private Guided Tour Of The Royal Palace & Old Madrid

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  • This is an essential tour in Madrid. To learn about the origins of the city and to experience the most "castizo" or genuin sector of Madrid. 

    We will start by the visit of the Royal Palace, the largest one in Europe!. It is very well preserved and you will learn about how was the Kings' life in such a magnificient building. The Royal...
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Guided Visit to the Royal Palace of Madrid in Spanish

4. Guided Visit to the Royal Palace of Madrid in Spanish

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  • The Best Experience to visit the Official Residence of the King and the Queen of Spain. Tour spoken only in Spanish.

    There are two schedules to choose from everyday ( 11:30 or 15:00).

    Admire the splendor and opulence of this magnificent Palace. The guide will take you inside, and through the large main staircase, you will be taken...
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Guided Visit to the Royal Palace of Madrid in English

5. Guided Visit to the Royal Palace of Madrid in English

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  • The Best Experience to visit the Official Residence of the King and the Queen of Spain. Tour spoken only in English.

    There are two schedules to choose from everyday ( 11:30 or 15:00).

    Admire the splendor and opulence of this magnificent Palace. The guide will take you inside, and through the large main staircase, you will be taken to...
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Enjoy a Walking Tour and Skip The Line in The Royal Palace Visit

6. Enjoy a Walking Tour and Skip The Line in The Royal Palace Visit

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  • The visit begins at Puerta del Sol with a guided tour on our way to the Palace. The tour includes the visit of the Royal Palace of Madrid with official tour...
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Private Royal Palace of Madrid with the Prado Museum with Churros Delight Stop

7. Private Royal Palace of Madrid with the Prado Museum with Churros Delight Stop

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  • Morning tour of two most important places to see in Madrid. First the Royal Palace during the morning hours before the general public. Walk to the Prado museum with your guide throught the historical part of Madrid. Stop at the famous Chocolateria SAN GINES to enjoy a serving of hot chocolate and churros. Then get soaked in art in the most...
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Small Group Madrid Royal Palace Tour - max 6 people

8. Small Group Madrid Royal Palace Tour - max 6 people

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  • Enjoy the pomp and splendour the one of the most lavish palaces in Europe. The Royal of Madrid with its more than 3000 rooms has been the residence of the kings of Spain for centuries. Meet your tour guide in the gardens next the to the Palace and head for a private tour right away. You will the beautiful chambers of the Spanish kings decorated...
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Royal Palace of Madrid Guided Tour

9. Royal Palace of Madrid Guided Tour

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  • Entrance and guided tour to the impressive Royal Palace, former residence
    of the Spanish kings, beautifully furnished and decorated. Learn about the
    history of one of the largest palace in Europe and move to the 17th century with our expert guides. You will be able to admire the official reception
    rooms, the Museum area, the Royal Chapel,...
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Guided Tour with Preferential Access to the Royal Palace of Madrid

10. Guided Tour with Preferential Access to the Royal Palace of Madrid

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  • See the interior of the Royal Palace is already an unparalleled experience, but it is even more with a Tour Guide who helps you travel in time by visiting the most spectacular places of the Palace such as the main grand staircase, the King's apartments where they are held the international audiences of King Felipe VI and Queen Doña Letizia, the...
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PRIVATE TOUR: Guided Tour with Preferential Access to the Royal Palace of Madrid

11. PRIVATE TOUR: Guided Tour with Preferential Access to the Royal Palace of Madrid

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  • On this Private Guided Tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid you can admire artistic treasures such as paintings, embroidered tapestries and musical instruments such as the famous Stradivarius, while our expert Tour Guide tells you the stories, anecdotes and events of the Palace that deserve to be told, and shows you the details that should not be...
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Madrid Royal Palace 90-Minute Guided Group Tour

12. Madrid Royal Palace 90-Minute Guided Group Tour

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  • Enjoy a 90-minute group tour exploring the Royal Palace Madrid, the official residence of the kings of Spain. You will explore the palace accompanied by a local guide who will share their knowledge about the grand living quarters of Spain's royalty. Marvel at the many palatial features, including the main staircase by Sabatini, the Throne Room,...
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Madrid Royal Palace and Prado Museum

13. Madrid Royal Palace and Prado Museum

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  • A different way to get to know the two main monuments of Madrid without waiting in queues and with a guide who will explain the best of the Museo Nacional del Prado is the largest art gallery in Europe and one of the most important in the world. In our guided tour of the Prado Museum you will get to know the masterpieces of the Spanish, Flemish...
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Private Madrid Royal Palace

14. Private Madrid Royal Palace

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  • Let's go on a Private Experience guided tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid.

    In your visit to Madrid you cannot miss this view as it is the official residence of the Kings of Spain and is one of the best preserved buildings you will see during your stay in Madrid.

    Make your visit confortable and in your own way. Our smart Official...
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Royal Palace Madrid Guided Skip-the-Line Tours

1. Royal Palace Madrid (Palacio Real Madrid) Skip-the-line Guided Tour

What's the tour all about?
  • Skip the long lines and head straight to the priceless collections of the Spanish monarchy in the Royal Palace
  • Learn the history of the palace, as well as the objects inside it through the help of a guide
  • Enjoy tapas tasting in one of the most important bars in Madrid, located near the Royal Palace
Highlights of the tour
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Royal Palace
  • Guided tour
  • Visit the opulent state rooms and grand private apartments of the Spanish kings and queens
Important tour details

Explore one of the world's most beautiful palaces in this guided tour which gives you in-depth information of its history and the royals who have occupied its many rooms and satisfy yourself with tapas in one of the local bars after.

Duration: 2.5 hours

Price: &euro24


2. Royal Palace of Madrid Skip-the-Line and Retiro Park Tour

What's the tour all about?
  • Skip the line entrance to the Royal Palace
  • Bilingual guide
  • Guided walking tour of Retiro Park
  • Tapas tasting in one of the city's most important bars
  • Half an hour of free time
Highlights of the tour
  • Learn the history of the Spanish monarchy with a skip-the-line ticket to the Royal Palace of Madrid.
  • Marvel at objects from the royal collections, including paintings by Velazquexz and Goya.
  • Finish the tour through the historic city center to Retiro Park
Important tour details

Start with a tour of the Royal Palace and be wowed with all its opulence. Learn valuable and entertaining information from your guide as you explore the different halls and rooms. After the tour of the Royal Palace, taste several tapas at a Spanish bar and finish the tour at the historic city center to Retiro Park.

Duration: 5 hours

Price: &euro30.40


3. Madrid Royal Palace and Tourist Bus with Tapas

What's the tour all about?
  • Combo tour to the Royal Palace and tapas bus to enjoy the highlights of Madrid
  • Enjoy local tapas while taking in the scenery
  • Skip the line entrance to the Royal Palace
  • Live guide to give you information on the city's most interesting places
Highlights of the tour
  • Explore the home of Spanish kings and queens, the Royal Palace
  • Visit the palace's many rooms and apartments and discover their history
  • Get a panoramic view of Madrid's many tourist spots
  • Enjoy the best tasting tapas in the city
  • Experience Spanish gastronomy unlike any other
Important tour details

The Royal Palace in Madrid is something that must be seen in order to be believed. This tour gives you an all-access visit with a professional guide so you do not miss anything about this magnificent place.

Duration: 4 hours

Price: &euro48


4. Madrid Palace Royal and Circulo de Bellas Artes

What's the tour all about?
  • Start your tour at the stunning Plaza Oriente
  • Enter the palace an hour before the general public gets access
  • Explore the richly decorated interiors and some of the world's most-prized collections
  • Continue your adventure in one of the city's largest food markets
  • Enjoy a crash course in traditional Spanish culture
Highlights of the tour
  • Explore Madrid's Royal Palace an hour before the public gets access and avoid crowds
  • Visit one of the city's largest food markets
  • Get stunning views from the rooftop terrace of the Circulo de Bellas Artes
  • Explore stalls and taste wines, olive oils, and local delicacies
Important tour details

This combo tour gives you the chance to explore the Royal Palace in Madrid early so that you can have the place all to yourself and also get a taste of the local wines and delicacies when visiting local markets.

Duration: 4.5 hours

Price: &euro52


5. Royal Palace Madrid and Prado Museum Guided Tour in One Day

What's the tour all about?
  • Combo ticket to the Royal Palace and Prado Museum
  • Skip the line entrance and guided tours to both attractions
  • See how the royals lived in the Royal Palace of Madrid
  • See different works of art at the Prado Museum
Highlights of the tour
  • Make the most of your stay in Madrid with this tour that is filled with culture and art
  • Explore one of Europe's most beautiful and most memorable castles
  • Tour the palace for 1.5 hours
  • Visit the Prado Museum in the afternoon after a short break
Important tour details

This combo tour gives you the chance to explore the Royal Palace and the Prado Museum in Madrid. You get to explore the many rooms and secrets of the palace, as well as the priceless works of art in the Prado Museum.

Duration: 3.5 hours

Price: &euro61.77


6. Madrid Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

What's the tour all about?
  • Hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour by open-top double-decker bus
  • A perfect introduction to the city of Madrid
  • Select from a 1-day or 2-day ticket that lets you board and disembark at any of the 37 stops along two interconnecting routes
  • Explore the sights of the city at your own pace
Highlights of the tour
  • See top Madrid attractions such as the Royal Palace and Gran Via
  • Onboard audio commentary with headsets available in different languages such as English, French, German and Italian
  • Discover the top attractions in the city at your own convenience
Important tour details

This hop-on hop-off tour is the best choice for people who would like to explore the top attractions of Madrid, even with a limited time and budget. You can explore the city at your own pace, as well as board and disembark from the bus at a stop of your choice

Duration: 2 days

Price: &euro22


7. Royal Palace of Madrid 2.5-Hour Guided Tour

What's the tour all about?
  • Skip-the-line entrance to Madrid's most opulent and most significant home
  • An easy to find meeting point for your tour so you don't miss it
  • See the most famous works of art and many rooms
Highlights of the tour
  • See a veritable museum's worth of paintings by the likes of Velazquez and Carvaggio at the Royal Palace
  • Discover its many rooms and the history behind those rooms
  • See where the Kings of Spain with a guided tour of the Royal Palace
Important tour details

This tour gives you skip-the-line access to one of the world's most beautiful and most opulent royal homes. Take a peek inside the rooms, uncover its gems and get some idea of its history and cultural significance to the people of Spain.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Price: &euro38


8. Madrid 4-Hour Sightseeing Tour and Royal Palace (Palacio Real Madrid) Tickets

What's the tour all about?
  • 4-hour sightseeing your of the city of Madrid
  • Get to see some of the city's most historic monuments and hidden locations
  • Explore landmarks such as Retiro Park, Royal Palace, and Alcala Gate
Highlights of the tour
  • Explore some of Madrid's best-known and lesser-known locations by coach
  • Discover historic streets and squares, such as Plaza Espana and Gran Via
  • Walk through Retiro Park
  • Explore the many rooms in the Royal Palace
Important tour details

This tour's goal is to show you the various views of Madrid from on-board an air-conditioned coach. You can explore the elegant squares of Oriente and Espana, as well as famous parks such as Parque del Oeste and Retiro Park, as well as the enchanting bridges across the Manzanares.

Duration: 4 hours

Price: &euro45


9. Madrid Royal Palace and Tourist Bus with Tapas

What's the tour all about?
  • Skip-the-line tour of the Royal Palace
  • Explore the Royal Palace which has to be seen to be believed
  • Get a detailed, all-access tour with an expert professional guide
  • Learn how the Spanish royal family lived
Highlights of the tour
  • Explore the royal home of the Spanish monarchs
  • Visit the Throne Room, Private Royal Apartments, Banquet Halls and uncover the wonders they are hiding
  • Get an extensive panoramic and guided tour of Madrid's highlights
  • Enjoy the tapas menu
  • Experience Spanish gastronomy like never before
Important tour details

Madrid's Royal Palace is something that has to be seen to be believed. This tour will give you a detailed access to the royal home with an experienced professional guide, so that you do not miss any single detail about this amazing structure. Hop on the bus and get a taste of the world famous Spanish tapas.

Duration: 4 hours

Price: &euro48


10. Madrid City Sightseeing and Skip the Line Royal Palace Guided Tour

What's the tour all about?
  • Madrid sightseeing tour with a visit to the Royal Palace
  • Learn about the city's Moorish origins in Barrio de la Moreria
  • See the famous Habsburg monuments and squares
  • Stop for a drink at the Hard Rock Café
Highlights of the tour
  • See Madrid's top sights and learn about their history
  • Enter the Royal Palace with your skip the line ticket and see the many secrets it has hidden within its halls
  • Visit Rio de Madrid and see modern Madrid
Important tour details

Immerse yourself in the city's history as you explore its most famous sites such as the Royal Palace. This 4-hours excursion will help you get behind the city's architectural history, following its Moorish evolution into the Bourbon and Habsburg periods until the modern metropolis that it is now.

Duration: 4 hours

Price: &euro45


Madrid is a city which needs to be explored and the Royal Palace is a historic monument and residence which must be seen and explored at least once. Put Madrid on your bucket list and you will never regret it. There is so much to see and explore and love about this spectacular city.

FAQs about Madrid Royal Palace (Palacio Real Madrid)

Royal Palace Opening Times

  • The Royal Palace is open in October to March, from 10 am until 6pm and in April to September, from 10 am to 8 pm.
  • It will be closed in January 1, January 6, May 1, October 12, December 24, December 25 and December 31.

Getting to the Royal Palace (Palacio Real Madrid)

The Royal Palace in Madrid is a 5-minute walk from the Opera metro station. From the Airport, take Line 8 to Nuevos Ministerios and then change to line 10 and get off Plaza de Espana station. You will see the Royal Palace after 5 minutes.

Alternatively, people coming from the centre, around the Plaza Mayor, can follow Calle Mayor directly to the palace and you they will find themselves at its doors in less than fifteen minutes.

Calle de Bailen, s/n 28071 Madrid, Spain

Plan Your Visit to the Royal Palace (Palacio Real Madrid Tickets)

The Royal Palace houses an astounding collection of classical Spanish art from personalities as notable as Goya and Velazquez. If you are an art or history buff, it is one place where you definitely have to go. Much of the palace area is open to the public, including the Throne Room, Hall of Mirrors, and the Royal Dining Hall.

Book your tickets on advance

Always book your tickets in advance. Doing so will help you avoid long queues, thereby saving you precious time to do other things in Madrid because although the palace is truly magnificent, it is only a small portion of what Madrid has to offer. Check other Madrid city tours tickets which you might be interested in.

Are the Skip-the-line tickets worth it?

The answer is a big YES! Although more expensive than a regular ticket, it is worth every penny. Why put up with long queues, standing for hours in the heat when you can get instant access to one of the most magnificent palaces in the world? An extra few euros is money well spent if you can get through the doors instantly.

Best times to visit the Royal Palace

May and October are the ideal months to explore Madrid because in May the summer's intense heat is yet to arrive and in October, autumn is in full swing so the city has already began to cool down. If you want to visit during summertime, plan your sightseeing early in the day to avoid the intense heat. Do consider that locals also take their siesta by 3pm and wait until about 7pm before resuming business.

Fully explore the Royal Palace with guided tours

Guided tours are suitable for people who would like to have an in-depth knowledge of the palace's history and various sections. With an expert guide, you will get all the information you need and you won't be bored while exploring this splendid structure.

Tips for visiting the Royal Palace
  • Dress appropriately according to the weather and do not forget to bring a bottle of water with you. Exploring the palace's many halls and rooms is exciting but it can also leave you thirsty.
  • Note that flash photography is prohibited inside the palace so best to turn your flash settings off.
  • The palace is open 7 days a week from 10am to 8pm but close early at 6pm in the winter months. Bear in mind that the palace is closed for official state functions so check online or call ahead to avoid disappointment.
  • Entry is free on the 18th of May which is the International Museum Day and for EU and Latin America residents during certain hours.