Royal Palace of Madrid private tour with local guide
Attractions & guided tours

Royal Palace of Madrid private tour with local guide

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£41.00
Free cancellation
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Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
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Mobile voucher accepted
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Duration: up to 2 hours
Do this because
  • Enjoy a private tour of the most important rooms in the Royal Palace of Madrid
  • See the Porcelain, Gasparini and Japanese rooms and works by great masters
  • Stroll around the beautifully landscaped and statue-studded Campo del Moro Gardens
  • Make the most of the palace and customize your tour according to your interests
  • Expert local guide with an unrivalled knowledge of the Royal Palace and its treasures
What to expect

There are 3,418 rooms in Madrid’s Royal Palace, so there’s a lot to see in its hallowed halls and reception rooms. But this private tour crunches it down to the very best bits, inside and out. You’ll get to admire its lavishly decorated saloons and stroll around the landscaped gardens. Marta, one of our expert local guides, says, ‘Alfonso XII died very young at 27, but much of the interior design dates from his reign in the late 19th century, a period in Spain known as the Restoration. He and his queen, Maria Christina, favoured a Victorian-style excess of ornament.’

You’ll be awestruck the moment you step inside. No expense was spared, with the finest materials, best architects and greatest artists all contributing to its construction. Your guide will show around the Throne Room, Pharmacy, Armoury and Ballroom, while filling you in on their history and the lives of past monarchs. You’ll also see the Porcelain, Gasparini and Japanese rooms – a regal mix of eclectic and exuberant décor. Marta adds, ‘The Japanese Room really stands out from the rest – it was Alfonso XII’s smoking room – and was decorated with especially imported oriental textiles and porcelain.’

Plus, you’ll also see artworks by great masters such as Goya, Velazquez and Caravaggio. And a walk among the statues of former kings in the Campo del Moro Gardens – an innovation from the 1930s – will bring home just how secluded the palace’s location is. Despite being in the centre of Madrid, it feels like a country estate as it sits on a ridge overlooking the vast Casa de Campo park.

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What's included
  • check 2-hour private group tour
  • check Friendly and knowledgeable local guide
  • check Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Royal Palace
Where

Plaza de Isabel II, 8, 28013 Madrid, Spain

Meeting point:
Please meet your tour guide in front of the Ópera metro station.
What to remember
  • This is a private tour for a group of up to 8 guests. Tell the guide what you want and let them focus on your interests
  • This tour is wheelchair accessible
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Provider
Musement S.p.A.
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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  • B.W.

    From Germany - April 2024

    Travelled with family

     

    25 - 34 years old

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    Unser Local Guide sprach sehr gut deutsch, man konnte alles gut verstehen. Man kommt schnell rein als "Minigruppe" ( wir waren als Familie mit 4 Per ...

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