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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: €11

Reduced: €6

Admission free: children under 5, on 18 May, large families, ICOM members, disabled persons, and on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons for EU and Latin-American citizens.

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Oct 21, 2011 to Dec 3, 2017

Show

Teatro Lope de Vega - Madrid
Musical: The Lion King

Annual display at the Show Technology Centre. Madrid © INAEM. Ministerio Cultura

Sep 1, 2016 to Apr 30, 2018

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Madrid
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May 13, 2017 to Dec 12, 2017

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Reina Sofía National Art Museum - Madrid
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Jun 16, 2017 to Nov 5, 2017

Exhibition

National Museum of Decorative Arts - Madrid
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