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The Royal Palace of Madrid is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family, however, it is currently used exclusively for receptions, ceremonies, and official acts. Today the King and Queen of Spain reside in the Zarzuela Palace, located on the outskirts of the Spanish capital.

The Royal Palace is located on the site of the old Alcazar of Madrid, a medieval fortress converted into a luxurious palace by John II, Charles V and Philip II. The Alcazar was destroyed by a fire on Christmas Eve in 1734.

The construction of the Royal Palace began in 1738 and was completed in 1764, the year in which Charles III decide to reside there. Also known as the Palacio de Oriente, it is surrounded by the Campo del Moro Gardens and the Sabatini Gardens. The building is inspired by the sketches made by Bernini for the construction of the Louvre in Paris and is articulated around a square courtyard. It has a gallery and a Plaza de Armas, where the main facade of the palace is located.

Featuring 3,400 lavish rooms, visiting the largest royal palace in Europe is an experience in itself. The Throne Room preserves the original decoration from the reign of Charles III, including the impressive vault fresco by Tiepolo to show the grandeur of the monarchy. The chandelier and the Shepherd's Clock are two of the main attractions of the Gasparini Room (the room where the king dressed), and the Royal Armory is one of the most complete on the continent. Other unmissable rooms are the Hall of Columns, the Royal Kitchen, the Halberdiers' Hall and the Royal Chapel.

Every Wednesday and Saturday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, from mid-September to mid-July, the changing of the Royal Palace guard takes place. During the summer months, the hours are from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

The building can be visited practically all year round, as it is closed only during official ceremonies and festivities.

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Reviews Royal Palace of Madrid

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Mariel, May 13, 2024

“Muy buena la explicación y la dinámica utilizada por el guía. Muy recomendable”

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Christine, May 09, 2024

“Excellent tour. Thoroughly recommend.”

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Flavia, Apr 29, 2024

“La nostra guida è stata molto esaustiva e anche simpatica. Ha saputo coinvolcerci . Molto bravo.”

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Joaquin, Apr 16, 2024

“Ha sido amena ,divertida y siendo madrileño y he hecho varios tours por la ciudad he aprendido y descubierto cosas nuevas de la ciudad”

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