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El Pardo Royal Palace

  • El Pardo Royal Palace. Madrid

    El Pardo Royal Palace. Madrid







Calle Manuel Alonso s/n
28048 Madrid

Telephone+34 914548824 - +34 914548864


An old royal residence

This Royal Palace in Madrid is on El Pardo Hill, which has almost 16,000 hectares of woodland, to the north of the city.

It was built in the 16th century, during the reign of Philip II, over the remains of a small castle that Charles I constructed in the 15th century. This is why El Pardo Palace inherited the structure of a medieval castle with towers at the corners, surrounded by a moat. Besides its architectural beauty, the monument is also outstanding for its interior decoration. It has wonderful tapestries following the compositions of artists like Bayeu and Goya. You can also see 18th- and 19th-century furniture, and works of art such as Juan de Flandes’ Portrait of Isabella the Catholic and Ribera’s Portrait of Don Juan José de Austria on horseback. Since 1983 it has been used as residence of foreign heads of state on official visits to Spain.

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Tuesday to Friday

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Public holidays, Saturdays and Sundays

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Closing days: Monday



General: €9

Reduced: €4

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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From left to right: Perfumes de Oriente (1925), Ramón Peinador Checa, gouache on paper; Anís del Mono (1905), Tomás Sala, tin plaque with chromolithography printing; and Ball de les flors (1904), José Mongrell i Torrent, chromolithographic print on paper.

Sep 27, 2019 to Oct 4, 2020


National Museum of Decorative Arts - Madrid
The Art of the Poster. Graphic Artists at the National Museum of Decorative Arts (1900-1936)

Gallery in the exhibition “Mario Merz. Time is Mute”, Palacio de Velázquez, Reina Sofía National Art Museum © Joaquín Cortés/Román Lores. Photography archive of the Reina Sofia National Art Museum

Oct 11, 2019 to Aug 30, 2020


Reina Sofía National Art Museum - Madrid
Mario Merz. Time is Mute

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Dec 17, 2019 to Sep 6, 2020


National Archaeological Museum - Madrid
The Metalworker's Art in al-Andalus

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Feb 18, 2020 to Aug 30, 2020


National Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum - Madrid
Rembrandt and his portraits produced in Amsterdam around 1590-1670

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