The Royal Palace of Madrid
Date : .2020 Author : Skye Editor : Mayfair
Welcome to Madrid, the city of the sun!
Madrid is a capital of Spain, the third biggest city in Europe and as known as Real Madrid club to the worldwide football fans! Let’s find out more about this amazing city.
Madrid is located in the centre of Spain.
When is the best time to visit?
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Palacio Real de Madrid
The royal palace of Madrid is the official residence of the Spanish royal family at the city of Madrid, although now only used for state ceremonies. It is the largest functioning royal palace and the largest by floor area in Europe contains 3,418 rooms.
About Palacio Real de Madrid
(The Royal Palace of Madrid)
The palace is located on the site of a 9th-century Moorish Alcázar. After Madrid fell to King Alfonso VI of Castile in 1083, the edifice was only rarely used by the kings of Castile until King Felipe II moved his court to Madrid in 1561.
After it burned 24 December 1734, King Felipe V ordered a new palace built on the same site. Construction spanned the years 1738 to 1755 and King Carlos III first occupied the new palace in 1764. The last monarch who lived continuously in the palace was King Alfonso XIII, although Manuel Azaña, president of the Second Republic, also inhabited it, making him the last head of state to do so.
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What you must see in Royal Palace of Madrid
Among more than 3,000rooms, the palace is exposing about 50 rooms to the public. These rooms represent the palace with their old glory. Each room is designed in unique way following the famous artists such as Sacchetti, Gasprini and so on.
The Porcelain Room
The room is beautifully decorated by china on the wall
The Gasparini Room
A dressroom decorated in the Rococo style designed by Mattia Gasparini.
The Crown’s Room
The Crown Room houses the important symbols of the monarchy namely the Crown and Royal Sceptre and Proclamation Speech of King Felipe VI among other regalia. It is designed by Sacchetti
What you can find in Ticket Here
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Royal Palace of Madrid
Opening hour of Royal Palace & garden
(Jardines del Campo del Moro)
In Summer (April to September), 10am – 8pm
In Winter (October to March), 10am – 6pm
Please be noted the ticket office closes and last entry would be an hour before the closing time.
The palace is closed on 1st May, 25th December, 1st and 6th January.
Also opening at 5.00pm on 12th October, closing at 3pm on 24th & 31st December
(* The schedule is possibly changed due to any events, please check the website before your visiting day.)
How much is the ticket for Royal palace of Madrid?
Basically the ticket is 10 €. If you are an EU citizen/resident, the free entry is valid 2 hours before the closing time. Highly recommend to buy the ticket in advance on online otherwise a long queue is expected to purchase it. There are free entry days on 18th May(International museum day) and 12th October(National day).
Best time to visit
If you want to feel the moment of traditions, pleae don’t miss out the opportunity! Changing of the guard on every Wednesdays and Saturdays in Puerta del Principe at 11am to 14pm(10am to 12pm in July & August), Solemn changing of the guard, which recalls the one made daily in times of kings Alfonso XII and Alfonso XIII, takes place the first Wednesday of every month(except January, August and September.) in the Armoury Square at 12pm
How to get to Royal Palace of Madrid?
Calle de Bailén, s/n 28013 Madrid, Spain
If your accommodation is far from the palace more than walking distance, don’t worry.
What you eat near Royal Palace of Madrid?
If you feel a bit pekish, why don’t you try some Madrid special? Calamari sandwich is one of those
This is the restaurant Bar La Campana(£, Calle Botoneras, 628012), please grab a bit of Calamares. It will give you a mouthful of joy!
If you are hungry more, Botin is the right one.
Sobrino de Botín(£££, Calle de Cuchilleros, 17, 28005) is Spanish fixture opened since 1725, famous for its roast suckling pig mentioned in a Hemingway novel.
What you find to see near Royal Palace of Madrid?
Let’s meet some locals in Plaza Puerta del Sol! Puerta del Sol which means the gate of the sun, is famous for the meeting place to Madrid citizens. It is located in the heart of Madrid, you can go Madrid palace to the west and Prado museum to the east within walking distance.