Palacio Real

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It won’t be easy to catch a glimpse of the Spanish Royal family – many tries, even though King Felipe VI chose to reside in the smaller Palace of Zarzuela in the outskirts of Madrid, but the building is worth a visit for its monumentality.

At one of the largest royal palaces in the world, visitors are able to see the royal kitchen through a special admission, and the general admission allows to visit several rooms, some of them decorated with artworks by Goya, Velázquez and Caravaggio. The Crown Room contains Charles III’s throne, scepter and crown and the Royal Armory includes full armors and weapons used in significant battles.

The palace was originally a Muslim-era fortress until it burned 24 December 1734. A new building was ordered by King Felipe V, with a balustrade adorned with statues of kings and saints and inside there’s a grand staircase composed of a single piece of San Agustin marble.

The huge square named Plaza de la Armería was designed only in the 19th century, in order to provide a better view of the palace.

Contacts & Details

Calle de Bailen s/n 28013 Madrid

Sunday:

10:00 – 20:00

Monday:

10:00 – 20:00

Tuesday:

10:00 – 20:00

Wednesday:

10:00 – 20:00

Thursday:

10:00 – 20:00

Friday:

10:00 – 20:00

Saturday:

10:00 – 20:00