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

Royal Palace of Madrid small group tour with local guide

4.1/5
Excellent
Based on 24 reviews
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£42.00
Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Enjoy a guided 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 Sabatini Gardens
  • Small group tour for a maximum of 8 guests, giving you better access to the guide
  • 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 small group 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 Sabatini 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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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • What's included
    • Two-hour small group tour
    • Friendly and knowledgable local guide
    • Skip-the-line admission ticket to the Royal Palace
    Where

    Plaza de Isabel II, 8, 28013 Madrid, Spain

    Meeting point:
    In front of Ópera metro station.
    What to remember
    • You’ll visit in a small group of up to 8 – the limited number gives you a personalised experience away from the crowds
    • 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.

    What people say about this experience

    Excellent

    4.1/5

    Based on 24 reviews from verified customers

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    • Anonymous

      From Italy - December 2022

      Great

      Overall rated

      4/5

      ABBIAMO AVUTO UNA GUIDA MOLTO PREPARATA - PARLANTE ITALIANO

    • Anonymous

      From France - October 2022

      Excellent

      Overall rated

      5/5

      Todo ha salido perfecto. tanto la parte website, la reserva el mapagento.. La guia estaba en tiempo, tenia mucho conocimiento sobre la visita. Muy am ...

    • Anonymous

      From Spain - September 2022

      Excellent

      Overall rated

      5/5

    • Anonymous

      From Belgium - July 2022

      Great

      Overall rated

      4/5

    • Anonymous

      From France - May 2022

      Average

      Overall rated

      3/5

      Bonjour. Le contact tél avec l’un de vos opérateurs a été compliqué.Vous m’avez indiqué que l’heure de départ de la visite était décalé de 30 mn et j’ ...

    • Anonymous

      From San Marino - April 2022

      Great

      Overall rated

      4/5

      Un ringraziamento alla ns.guida Isabel, persona preparata e gentile, abbiamo trascorso 2 ore molto interessanti.

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