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Royal Palace of Madrid

General Public

Up to a maximum of 8 tickets per purchase


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  • Winter hours (October to March). From Monday to Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00. Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00
  • Summer hours (April to September). From Monday to Saturday: 10:00 - 19:00. Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00
  • Box office and admission to the Palace close one hour earlier.

Dates closed in 2022

  • January 1: closed entire day
  • January 6: closed entire day
  • May 1: closed entire day
  • December 24: closed from 15:00
  • December 25: closed entire day
  • December 26: closed entire day
  • December 31: closed from 15:00
  • In addition to the planned closings, there may be additional closings motivated by the holding of official acts. You can consult the list of closures for official acts

Duration of the visit

  • Visit without guide to Halls: forty-five minutes.
  • Visit without guide to Royal Armoury: thirty minutes.


Individual Admission

Palace's Royal Kitchen
Basic Admission 12 €
  • Visitors that cannot benefit from the reduced or free admission.
Reduced Admission 6 €
  • Citizens between 5 and 16 years of age. Accreditation by means of identification card or passport from 14 to 16 years of age.
  • Persons over 65 years of age.
  • Accredited students up to 25 years of age with updated national or international student’s card.
Free Admission 0 €
  • Children under 5 years of age.
  • 18 May, International Museum Day.
  • Large families with accreditation by the Official Family Book or equivalent of the EU and Latin American countries holders of residency or work permits of those nationalities.
  • Members of the ICOM (International Museum Council), by means of accrediting card of that organisation.
  • Official Tourist Guides with Official Tourist Guide card.
  • Professors with teaching staff card.
  • Persons with disability with accreditation. The accompanying person also has free access.
  • Persons in legal situation of unemployment that accredit this circumstance by means of Employment Demand Card or equivalent document issued by the competent organisation.
  • From Monday to Thursday from 17 to 19 (16 to 18 in winter), free admission for citizens of the European Union, residents and holders of work permit in that territory and Latin American citizens, following accreditation of nationality (national identification card, passport or driver’s licence) or residency or work permit. The free offer is limited to the tour without guide. During this time visits of guided groups will not be permitted. Only in ticket office
Guided visit
  • Guided by Patrimonio Nacional staff
    • The guided tours that are purchased online are all in Spanish
    • There is the possibility of the guided visit by adding a supplement whose amount is 4 € per person. (Spanish only)
    • Basic 16 €
    • Reduced 10 €
    • Free 4 €
    • You must access the Royal Palace by the preferred door 15 minutes before the time indicated in your tickets, and present 5 minutes before at the specific meeting point located in the entrance hall to the Palace.
  • Interactive audio guides
    • Interactive audio guides can also be rented through the web.
    • Rental of physical tablets that are delivered to the museum. Price 5 €.
    • Download the app on your mobile and you will receive an activation code . Price 4 €.
    • The audio guides do not include information on temporary exhibitions

Group Admission

  • Agencies 10 €
  • Groups of Official Tourist Guides. The Price to apply will be that which corresponds according to the condition of each member of the group or Agency Price.
  • The Price to apply will be that which corresponds according to the condition of each member of the group: Basic, Reduced or Free.

App of the visit

Make the most of your visit with the interactive audio guide.

You can enjoy it through your smartphone or through a device provided by the museum

You can download the content and enjoy it at home or during the visit.

  • 16 languages
  • A minimum of 2 routes
  • Audiovisual contents
  • Do not included information about temporary exhibitions


Getting there

Address: Plaza de Oriente. MADRID

General: on the esplanade of Almudena

Groups: Groups Access on Bailén street.

  • Bus: Lines 3, 25, 39 and 148
  • Underground: Lines 5 and 2 (Opera station)
  • Commuter train: Príncipe Pío Station

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Access to the Palace

Accessibility to the monument

  • There is access for persons with disability and manual wheel chairs are available.


  • Maximum capacity has been established to access each of the National Heritage monuments.
  • Internet sales of tickets will be considered preferential. .
  • At the box office, only card payment will be accepted.
  • All the public will maintain a distance of 2 meters between people, with the only exception of minors or elderly dependents.
  • For reasons of capacity, some rooms may be excluded from the tour of the visit.
  • The use of masks will be compulsory for visitors six years of age and older, at all times of the visit, from the entrance to the site or monument until its departure.
  • Access with food or drink is prohibited.
  • National Heritage may establish permanent or random temperature controls, which will be non-invasive and will not require contact with the visitor. In the event that a body temperature compatible with the symptoms of COVID 19 is observed in any visitor, access to the monument will not be allowed.
  • Hydroalcoholic solution dispensers will be located in the access areas and at the points of contact with the public (ticket offices, information ...), for use by visitors.
  • The use of elevators will be limited to strictly necessary cases