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Royal Palace

  • Royal Palace. Madrid © Turespaña

    Royal Palace. Madrid © Turespaña

  

Category

Palace

Date

18th century

Style

Neo-classical
Calle Bailén s/n
28001 Madrid
Madrid
Madrid

Telephone+34 914548800

Fax+34 915426947

E-mailinfo@patrimonionacional.es

Websitehttp://www.patrimonionacional.es/real-sitio/palacios/6039

House of kings

Madrid's Royal Palace was built in the 18th century, by order of Philip V, on the site of the old Alcázar fortress, a former Moorish castle. Sachetti began the works in 1738, and the building was completed in 1764. Sabatini designed the southeast wing and the great staircase, or staircase of honour. It has a square floor plan with a large central courtyard. The Puerta del Príncipe doorway on the east side gives access to the central courtyard. The Sabatini and Campo del Moro Gardens are among the Palace’s other attractions, as well as its several different façades. There some debate as to its artistic style; it is thought by some experts to belong more to the Baroque, and by others to the Neo-classical style. Of particular note among its numerous rooms are the Royal Guards' Room, the Columns Room, the Hall of Mirrors and King Charles III’s room, amongst others. It also contains paintings by Velázquez, Goya, Rubens, El Greco and Caravaggio.

Practical information

Timetables

 

Apr 01 to Sep 30

Monday to Sunday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

 

Oct 01 to Mar 31

Monday to Sunday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Closed: 1 and 6 January, 1 May and 24, 25 and 31 December.

Rates

 

General: €10

Reduced: €5

Admission free: under-5s, 18 May, large families (when the tour is being taken by, at least, one adult and three of his or her children, or two if one of them is disabled), ICOM members, disabled people, teachers, unemployed people and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. from Monday to Thursday (October to March) and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (April to September) for European Union and Ibero-American citizens.

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Disabled toilets
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Website: http://https://entradas.patrimonionacional.es/es-ES/informacion-recinto/6/palacio-real-de-madrid

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