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Royal Palace

Contact details

Calle Bailén s/n
28001  Madrid  (Madrid)
Tel.:+34 914548800
Tel.:+34 914548803
Fax.:+34 915426947


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Tel.: +34 914548803


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The home of kings

Madrid's Royal Palace was built in the 18th century by order of Philip V on the site of the old Alcázar fortress, a former Moorish castle. Sachetti began the works in 1738, and the building was completed in 1764. Sabatini designed the southeast wing and the great staircase, or staircase of honour. It has a square floor plan with a large central courtyard. The Puerta del Príncipe gateway on the east side gives access to the central courtyard. The Sabatini and Campo del Moro Gardens are among the Palace's other attractions, as well as its several different façades. There is some debate as to its artistic style; it is thought by some experts to belong more to the Baroque, and by others to the Neo-classical style. Of particular note among its numerous rooms are the Royal Guards' Room, the Columns Room, the Hall of Mirrors and King Charles III's room. It also contains paintings by Velázquez, Goya, Rubens, El Greco and Caravaggio.


Artistic period:

Historic period:
18th century

La Almudena Cathedral, Madrid City Hall, Plaza Mayor square, San Miguel market, Los Austrias quarter.

Practical information


From Apr 01 to Sep 30
From Monday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 20:00

From Oct 01 to Mar 31
From Monday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 18:00

Closed: 1 and 6 January, 22 April, 1 May, 12 October, 9 November, and 24, 25 and 31 December.


General: €10
Reduced: €5
Free admission: Monday to Thursday, the last two hours before closing.


Audio guide, Guided tours


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