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Make your way to a central location in Madrid, where you’ll meet a guide at 8:45 for the short walk to the Royal Palace. Arriving at the palace before the doors open for general admission, you’ll walk right into the official residence of the Spanish royal family without waiting in line.

Built in the ornate Italianate baroque style, the Royal Palace is one of Madrid’s top sites, and even a 1.5-hour tour of the building covers just a fraction of the thousands of rooms. As you walk with the guide, you’ll learn about the building’s architecture and remarkable treasures, from Goya paintings to Stradivarius violins, suits of armor, and royal crown collection.

The Royal Palace of Madrid has a royal pharmacy, a grand throne room, and a royal library, as well as special apartments for members of the royal family. Your guide will also describe the modern-day royal events that still take place in the palace, from dinner parties to royal audiences. The 1.5-hour tour concludes on the grounds of the palace, close to restaurants, public transit, and top attractions in central Madrid.
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Julia Travel Madrid
Madrid City Tours
Discover the grandiose Royal Palace of Madrid with special early access and a 1.5-hour guided tour. For a glimpse of the palace at its most spectacular, you’ll arrive before the doors open to the public, then learn the secrets of the enormous palace, whose 2,800 rooms overflow with masterpiece artwork, period décor, and architectural detail. This 1.5-hour Royal Palace tour includes skip-the-line early admission tickets to the Royal Palace.
  • 1.5-hour guided tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid
  • Early access and skip-the-line entrance included
  • See the official home of the Spanish royal family
  • Explore a grand palace with ornate architecture
  • Take in artwork and historic decor
  • Family friendly
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Royal Palace Tour

Informative tour that started promptly. The tour guide was great with inside ‘tidbits’ on past and present royal families. Early start, at 8.45am was great as best the crowds and heat

Thank das612017
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile
The Palace is magnificent!

We were in awe over the beauty of the royal palace however the tour was probably more like a 4. We were constantly bombarded by other large tours even though we had early access and it made it difficult to get around and focus on...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 24 June 2018
Brilliant tour

This tour was fantastic. The early entrance was the best thing about it with our group being the only tour group in the Palace at that time. Our guide was very knowledgeable and spoke good English. The palace is truly incredible to see and a...More

2  Thank Dianne D
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile
Historic Monument To Waste and Greed

If your idea of a good time is standing in line 15 minutes or longer to gain access , discovering there are no charged audio guides and then walking half a mile to view the whimsical some would say detritus of hundreds of years of...More

7  Thank blissfield1949
Edgar W, Director General at Julia Travel Madrid, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Dear blissfield1949, I am pleased to inform you that from Julià Travel we will pass your commentaries on to the corresponding company as it is not meant for us. Best regards, Edgar W

Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile
Royal Palace Skip the Line Tour

My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our Skip the Line Tour of the Royal Palace. Our tour guide Barbara was knowledgeable and entertaining. She was able to answer specific questions and the tour operated at a good pace. How wonderful that we didn't have to...More

Thank Anne M
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