Royal Palace


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




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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.

  • Bouw: Palace
  • Artistieke periode: Neo-classical
  • Historische periode: 18th century
  • Omgeving: La Almudena Cathedral, Madrid City Hall, Plaza Mayor square, San Miguel market, Los Austrias quarter.

Praktische informatie


  • Vanaf 01 apr tot 30 sep
  • Van Maandag tot Zondag Van 10:00 tot 20:00
  • Vanaf 01 okt tot 31 mrt
  • Van Maandag tot Zondag Van 10:00 tot 18:00

Closed: 1, 6 January, 1 May, 24, 25, 31 December.


  • Algemeen: 11€
  • Met korting: 6€

Admission free: children under 5, on 18 May, large families, ICOM members, disabled persons, and on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons for EU and Latin-American citizens.


Audio guide, Guided tours


  • Disabled access


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