Royal Palace of Madrid

Visiting Times

  • Winter (October to March). Monday to Saturday from 10:00 - 18:00, and Sundays from 10:00 to 16:00
  • Summer (April to September). Monday to Saturday from 10:00 - 19:00, and Sundays from 10:00 to 16:00
  • The venue (and lockers) are closed 1 hour early

Dates closed in 2024

  • January 1: closed all day
  • January 6: closed all day
  • May 1: closed all day
  • October 12: closed all day
  • December 24: closed from 15:00 (lockers close at 14:00)
  • December 25: closed all day
  • December 31: closed from 15:00 (box office closing at 14:00)
  • In addition to the closures already planned, there may be additional closures also due to the celebration of official events.

Duration of the visit

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

Prices and Ticket Types

Combined Tour

Royal Palace and Gallery of Royal Collections

The selected timetable will be for the visit to the Royal Palace of Madrid. Subsequently, your ticket to the Royal Collections Gallery will be valid for 7 days from your visit to the Royal Palace of Madrid, and cannot be used during the free hours from Monday to Thursday from 6pm to 8pm.

  • Standard 24 € per person
  • Reduced 12 € per person
  • Free 0 € per person

Every Friday in June, the Gallery will be free of charge. For these days, you don't need to buy a ticket for the Palace + Gallery, only for the Palace.

Royal Palace and Palace's Royal Kitchen

You can buy the combined ticket with access to the Palace's Royal Kitchen through this link.

  • Standard 18 € per person
  • Reduced 11 € per person
  • Free 4 € per person
  • Exclusive Royal Kitchen 6 € per person

Self-Guided Visit

Standard Admission 14 € per person

  • Visitors that cannot benefit from the reduced or free admission.

Reduced Admission 7 € per person

  • 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 card.

Free Admission 0 € per person

  • Children under 5 years of age.
  • 18 May, International Museum Day. (Except closing days)
  • 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

Free admission for people with disabilities: Persons with a disability of 33% or more are entitled to free admission. In addition, the person accompanying the disabled person may also enter the museums free of charge, provided that this person is essential for the visit and that this circumstance is stated on the disability card or resolution issued for this purpose. People with disabilities, and their accredited companions, can purchase their free tickets directly at the ticket office or, if they wish, they can contact us via this form to do so online. In any case, the documentation accrediting the disability and the need for an accompanying person must be presented at the ticket office on the day of the visit for validation by our staff.

Educational Activities (Special Dates)

  • For more information on how to enjoy with your family the educational activities organised in the Royal Palace of Madrid and their dates, click here

Guided Visit

Important information:

  • Tours are guided by Patrimonio Nacional staff.
  • Guided visits purchased online will be in the language indicated for the date and time you have selected (either English or Spanish).
  • There is the possibility of the guided visit by adding a supplement whose amount is 6 € per person per person.
  • 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.

Ticket types:

  • Standard 20 € per person
  • Reduced 13 € per person
  • Free 6 € per person

Group Visit

Tourist Groups

Purchase of tickets for Groups of Official Tourism Guides. The rate to be applied will be the one that corresponds to the condition of each member of the group or agency rate.

Ticket types:

  • Standard 12 € per person
  • Reduced 7 € per person
  • Free 0 € per person

Cultural Groups

Purchase tickets for cultural associations, institutions, foundations and postgraduate schools of fine arts.

Educational centres, if they manage the visit through a travel agency, will not have the right to a reduced price or free tickets, except for students under 5 years old.

Ticket types:

  • Standard 14 € per person
  • Reduced 7 € per person
  • Free 0 € per person

Educational Groups

Educational group with free 10 € for the booking, as a management fee.

Purchase of tickets for 2nd cycle children's, primary, secondary, high school, vocational training, university, workshop schools, employment workshops and trade houses.

Ticket types:

  • Reduced 7 € per person


Purchase of tickets for groups managed by travel agencies.

Ticket type:

  • Standard Admission 12 € per person
  • Palace + Gallery Standard Admission 20€ per person

Combined Ticket to the Palace + Gallery of the Royal Collections: The selected time slot will be for the visit to the Royal Palace of Madrid. Afterwards, your ticket to the Gallery of the Royal Collections will be valid for 7 days from your visit to the Royal Palace of Madrid, and cannot be used during free admission hours (Monday to Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.). Please note: The combined ticket will have a maximum capacity of 15 people per group (capacity allowed in the Gallery of the Royal Collections).

Interactive Audio Guides

Interactive audio guides will be available onsite.

How to get 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


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

User reviews

based on 4792 reviews
  • Todo muy bien organizado. Espectacular
  • no había visitado el palacio, muy bien cuidado, riqueza histórica y arquitectónica deslumbrante. Las tablets muy buena opción para poder tener acceso a toda la explicación aunque no hagas visita guiada, la cantidad de gente por sala óptima.
  • Súper recomendable! Es una visita que no hay que perderse y la gúia que nos atendió fue fantástica
  • The palace was beautiful 😍
  • Super guía. Nos ha encantado
  • ¡Es simplemente espectacular!
  • Muy buena la visita guiada
  • El palacio espectacular, sólo me decepcionó no poder visitar la farmacia que antes estaba abierta
  • El guía espectacular, muy interesante la explicación y muy ameno con sus perlas de humor a lo largo del recorrido
  • Una visita muy amena con un guia magnifico, con unos conocimientos y amabilidad de 10!! muy recomendable Gracias, nos fuimos encantadas
  • first time seeing a royal palace and we were in awe! the collection and architecture was preserved well. we didn’t purchase the tour - we went on our own time and didn’t feel rush or stuck w a group. don’t forget to check out the armory room outside
  • La experiencia es maravillosa.Me gusto mucho lo bien indicados que están los puntos de la audioguia y la narracion.
  • Visita muy interesante, tendré que volver en horario gratis
  • Aunque la visita está bien, nos habría gustado conocer alguna dependencia diferente como por ejemplo la farmacia o alguna que ni siquiera sé que existe.
  • Ha sido increíble. Buena explicación, ambiente y gran trabajo. Nos ha encantado

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About the venue

Palacio Real de Madrid

El Palacio Real de Madrid es una construcción barroca con más de 3000 habitaciones y obras de grandes artistas como Caravaggio, Velázquez y Goya. También cuenta con hermosos jardines como el Campo del...

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Visit to the Palace + Gallery
Self-Guided Visit
Guided Visit in Spanish
Standard Admission 20.00€
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+ €0.77 booking fee
Subtotal: €20.77
Reduced (5-16 years, +65 years, students up to 25 years) 13.00€
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+ €0.77 booking fee
Free Admission (unemployed, person with disabilities, large family) 6.00€
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+ €0.77 booking fee

How to get there?

Palacio Real de Madrid

Calle de Bailén, s/n, Madrid, 28071


Palacio Real de Madrid