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Palacio Real de El Pardo

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Address: Calle Manuel Alonso s/n | El Pardo, 28048 Madrid, Spain
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The palace is very impressive and well worth both your time and your 10$ (we paid 5 with student card from israel) The palace is very pretty and the view from the court is... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2016
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Boston MA
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40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

The palace itself is located in a small town on the outskirts of Madrid, a short, pleasant bus ride from the hustle and bustle of the city. Although the palace is of some architectural interest, and although there are works of art and other objects on site, there are constant reminders that this place served as the residence of General... More 

Thank drsampson
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

The palace is very impressive and well worth both your time and your 10$ (we paid 5 with student card from israel) The palace is very pretty and the view from the court is amazing (we were there at sunset).

1 Thank ShaharLevy88
Mexico City, Mexico
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95 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

This is the main palace in Madrid, and were the kins live. The visit is nice and interesting. A good view of the city from the back gardens. Free for EU citizens, students and seniors. Some days they have special passport discounts or free access.

1 Thank rrwmex
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171 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

It is not as impressive as the Royal Palace in Madrid, but very interesting from a historical and artistic point of view. El Pardo is only a short ride from Madrid, some 12km, and you can go by bus from the Intercambiador of Moncloa (€1.50) or by taxi (some €20).It was from this palace that Franco ruled the country for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

It's my own fault, I should have read the small print. You have to take the guided tour which may mean that you have to wait, in our case 30 minutes. However the tour is very good and takes about an hour. There is a small car park directly outside the palace but I imagine it will quickly become full.... More 

2 Thank benedick
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

The Palacio Real is a beautiful piece of history. We chose to rent the guided tour speakers which was a good idea. It was quite crowded and using the guided tour allowed us to move around other groups. The whole visit was done in about 2 hours. If you like history and European palaces this is a must visit.

Thank TrixieAD
Detroit, Michigan
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907 reviews
206 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

We had a lot of fun walking around and taking it all in. We loved the tour and loved looking out over the city. Make sure you get the audio tour. I think it was a couple euros, but worth it. The whole walking tour took about 1 to 2 hours. So much to see

Thank Joe M
Geneva, Switzerland
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69 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

The palace was the private residence of Franco. The palace still contains most of its baroque interior and is still used by the royal family from time to time. The royal family itself lives closeby as well. One can see the palace only with a guided tour, which includes both the royal state apartments and also the private apartments or... More 

Thank Matthias W
Irvine, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2015

The palace is beautiful inside and out. Would have loved to have taken pictures but you are not allowed. Staff were slightly rude at first but this changed when they saw I could speak Spanish.

Thank Lorna F
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5 reviews
Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

The palace was gorgeous! I'm not sure if it was the time of year that we went but it was not busy at all. Also we don't speak any Spanish which made the tour hard since it was only in Spanish and there was no information along the tour in English. Made for a pretty weird tour with the guide... More 

Thank Rachel H

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