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Best tips to visit the Royal Palace in the Plaza de Oriente

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Madrid's royal palace

He Royal Palace It is one of the monumentsessentials that you should see on a trip to Madrid.

But my advice is that you not only contemplate its exterior during your walk through the Plaza de Oriente, but also visit the interior of the Royal Palace.

In fact, when you meet him it will be easy for you to understand why the Royal Palace It is one of the most visited monuments of Madrid.


Royal Palace in the Plaza de Oriente in Madrid

In you visit of the Royal Palace, in addition to touring the Official Halls, you have the option of being able to visit other dependencies, such as the Royal Kitchen, but above all I recommend that you should not stop entering the Royal Armory,

There you find one of the most important collections in the world of medieval armor, only comparable to that which can also be seen in the Austrian capital, Vienna.

All information in detail

  • Tips for visiting the Royal Palace of Madrid
  • ORGANIZE YOUR TRIP
  • Schedules visit of the Royal Palace of Madrid
  • Royal Palace of Madrid ticket prices
  • USEFUL TIPS for your TRIP

Tips for visiting the Royal Palace of Madrid

Then I give you somePractical advice for the visit of the Royal Palace in thePlaza de Oriente from Madrid.


Royal Palace in the Plaza de Oriente in Madrid

Best day to visit the Royal Palace

From my point of view, Wednesday is the best day of the week forvisit the Royal Palace.

In addition to making the internal visit, touring its halls and exhibitions, you will have the opportunity to attend theChanging of the Guard.

This simple ceremony takes place at the door of the palace of theBailén street, in thePlaza de Oriente, every Wednesday morning and at all times of the year, from 11 am to 2 pm, being in July and August between 10 am and 12 noon.

Solemn Relay of the Royal Guard

But also, if your tourist stay in Madrid matches thefirst Wednesday of the month (except in July, August and September), you will have the opportunity to attend a grand ceremony in the royal palace: heSolemn Relay of the Royal Guard.


Solemn Relay of the Royal Guard in the Royal Palace of Madrid

It's about a great Changing of the Guard parade that takes place in theArmory Square in which more than 450 soldiers of theRoyal Guard, with cavalry and artillery units.

It starts at 12 hours and lasts for about two hours, but it is totally worth it.

Visit the Royal Palace on Monday

You should know that the Royal Palace It is one of the monuments of Madrid thatMondays open to the public for visits, usual closing day in other institutions and museums of the city.

Of course, you should anticipate that for this reason queues are usually formed at the ticket office because tourists concentrate on that day of the week with the purpose visit the royal palace.


Royal Palace in the Plaza de Oriente in Madrid

How to visit the Royal Palace for free

If you wantvisit the royal palace for free, you must go from Monday to Thursday afternoon, specifically, between 6 pm and 8 pm, from April to September, and between 4 pm and 6 pm, from October to March.

Here is the detailed information of How to visit the Royal Palace of Madrid for free.

Skip-the-line guided tours in the Royal Palace

For your visit to the Royal Palace you have the option to sign up for a guided tour in Spanish, which also you avoid waiting for queues that usually form, especially in times of high season.


Royal Armory of the Royal Palace of Madrid

With an hour and a half duration, you should not worry about getting the tickets and you will visit with the company of a specialized Spanish speaking guide.

Here you have all the information about guided tours of the Royal Palace of Madrid.

Royal Armory of the Royal Palace

Together to theOfficial Halls, atRea palaceYou also have the possibility to visit other facilities that are worthwhile.

Specifically, you canvisit the Royal Armory, and the Royal Kitchen (in the latter case you have to buy a joint entry).


Sabatini Gardens next to the Royal Palace of Madrid

Even if you are in a hurry of time, I especially advise you not to stop seeing theRoyal Armory, where andyou will find the collection ofmedieval armormost important in the world (next to the one in Vienna).

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This specific visit will take you about 30 minutes.

Gardens of the Royal Palace

And finally, if youvisit of the Royal Palace of Madrid match a nice day and you have time, a good option isstroll through the gardens surrounding the monument, like theSabatini Gardensand those ofCampo del Moro, whose access is free.

Schedules visit of the Royal Palace of Madrid

TheVisiting hours of the Royal Palace of Madrid They are every day, including Sundays and holidays that do not close, from 10 am to 8 pm, from April to September, and from 10 am to 6 pm, from October to March.


Royal Palace in the Plaza de Oriente in Madrid

The lockers close one hour before the time the visits conclude.

When the Royal Palace closes for visits

As we have already mentioned, the Royal Palace It is a monument that can be visited almost every day of the year.

Only close at the most significant parties of Christmas, December 24 and 25 and January 1 and 6, as well as in other major festivals in the city, such as May 1 and October 12 (national holiday) and May 15 and November 9 (local holidays).

But you have to keep in mind that when they take place official celebrations, he Royal Palace You can not visit, so if you have doubts, it is convenient to confirm that it is not closed by official act.


Royal Palace in the Plaza de Oriente in Madrid

We also advise you to check the specific dates that the Royal Palace closes during this year before your visit.

Royal Palace of Madrid ticket prices

This year 2019 there is an increase in Ticket prices to visit the Royal Palace in Madrid , with rates that take effect from April 1.

Specifically the 2019 Royal Palace prices they are, in general rate, 13 euros until September 1, and 12 euros as of September 2.

The reduced rate it is 7 euros, going to 6 euros from September 2, and children between 5 and 16 years benefit from it; students up to 25 years; +65 senior from European Union and Latin American countries; or members of large families.

This entry includes the visit of the Official Halls and the Royal Armory, the first of which will take about 45 minutes and the second, half an hour.


Lockers of the Royal Palace of Madrid

If you sign up forofficial guided tours of the Royal Palace you must pay a supplement of 4 euros to add to the price of the ticket, with the total price is 16 euros.

These guided tours have a duration of 45 minutes and can not be booked in advance, but directly when buying tickets at the box office, and you must wait until a group is formed.

Visit of the Royal Kitchen of the Royal Palace

You also have the option of visit the Royal Kitchen of the Royal palace, so that the joint price of the ticket is 17 euros, with a reduced rate of 10 euros.

If you only want to visit the Royal Kitchen, the price since April is 6 euros.

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