What to Expect
Save time on the long queues and gain priority access to the Royal Palace of Madrid, the largest functioning palace in Europe. As you wander through the halls of this illustrious building, you can admire its 16th-century Baroque architecture, as well as the many frescoes, tapestries, and decorative motifs that adorn its walls. Within the palace, you can visit the Grand Staircase, composed of a single piece of San Agustin marble; the Royal Library, with its vast collection of rare books and manuscripts; the Royal Armory, which showcases full sets of armor and weaponry from the reign of Charles V; the apartments of Charles III, the Queen, and the infant Luise; the Crown Room, which houses Charles III’s royal scepter, throne and crown, and much more.
Along the way, you can admire works of art by Caravaggio, Juan de Flandes, Francisco de Goya, Diego Velázquez, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, among others, which are on display, as well as learn more about Spanish history and the Palace’s roots in Moorish and Catholic tradition. Many other collections of great historical and artistic importance are also preserved in the palace, including the Royal porcelain, watches, furniture, silverware, and the world's only complete Stradivarius string quintet. Later you can also relax at the gorgeous gardens and thoughtfully laid out plazas that are housed within the palace complex. A treat for art and history lovers, a walk through the Royal Palace of Madrid is sure to be an unforgettable experience that will stick with you long after.