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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
28071 Madrid
Madrid
Madrid

Telephone+34 91 454 87 00

Fax+34 91 454 88 24

E-mailinfo@patrimonionacional.es

Websitehttp://www.patrimonionacional.es/real-sitio/palacio-real-de-madrid

The home 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 gateway 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 is 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. It also contains paintings by Velázquez, Goya, Rubens, El Greco and Caravaggio.

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Timetables

 

Apr 01 to Sep 30

Monday to Saturday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Public holidays and Sundays

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

 

Oct 01 to Mar 30

Monday to Saturday

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Public holidays and Sundays

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Rates

 

General: €12

Reduced: €6

Free Monday to Thursday from 5pm

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