Guided tour

Madrid: Royal Palace Guided Tour with Skip-the-line Ticket

Madrid: Royal Palace Guided Tour with Skip-the-line Ticket

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Enjoy a guided tour inside the Madrid Royal Palace and get to know the history and art of Spain. Includes skip-the-line entrance ticket.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Private or small groups available


  • Visit the Madrid Royal Palace, the largest in Western Europe
  • Learn about its history and secrets accompanied by a professional guide
  • See the vast collection of musical instruments, including the Stradivarius Palatinos
  • Discover the paintings, sculptures and upholstery of this world-famous palace
Full description
Get the most from your visit to the Royal Palace, by joining a tour conducted by a professional guide and skipping the long ticket lines. Learn about the building’s history and its large collection of artworks. A visit to the palace is a must for any visit to Madrid. The Royal Palace has a total area of 199,000 m² and consists of 3478 rooms, being the largest royal palace in Western Europe. It was ordered to be built by King Felipe V on the remains of the Royal Alcazar, which was destroyed by a fire in 1734. During this tour you will learn about the palace’s collection of musical instruments, among which the Stradivarius Palatinos is one of the most important. The Royal Palace hides many years of stories and secrets that the guide will tell you during this guided tour. You’ll also see many impressive paintings, sculptures and upholstery that have been well preserved.

  • Licensed guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Royal Palace
  • Headphones to hear the guide clearly
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Felipe IV statue in Plaza Oriente.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Student card

Know before you go

  • The discounted student price is only available for students up to 25 years old holding a valid student card. Please bring your student card and show it to the staff
  • Those aged over 65 years old can purchase the senior option
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 56 reviews

Review summary

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Good explanation of the Palace, even though it was a group of 2 languages, it worked out well. There were 2 or 3 things we asked the guide that he didn't know but they weren't that important. In principle, it was difficult for us to find it, I think they must have a badge to locate it faster. GOOD EXPERIENCE

October 13, 2021

We took the english language tour. We did not have a great experience. One issue was the guide's voice cutting out in the earpiece. This happened multiple times and multiple people in our group had the same issue. The other problem was the guide providing only minimal information. We were listening to other guides provide far more information than ours. We should have got the palace's audio tour instead.

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November 6, 2022

Javier our guide was awesome. He was very knowledgeable about Spain’s royal history, and also very friendly. Any questions asked, he answered them. Highly recommended, Palace is beautiful and Spain’s Royal history is so interesting.

July 25, 2022

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