Skip-the-Line-Royal Palace Guided Tour

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Experience one of the most beautiful and best-preserved palaces in Europe. Accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide, skip the busy admission lines and explore the Royal Palace's many sites including the great Royal Chapel, Grand Staircase, Apartment of Kings and the Crown Room. To see the palace at its most spectacular, choose the early departure for admission before the doors open to the general public.

Our guide to Skip-the-Line-Royal Palace Guided Tour

Enjoy a guided tour inside Madrid's famous Royal Palace. One of the most beautiful and best-preserved palaces in the world, the Royal Palace is double the size of Buckingham Palace or the Palace of Versailles and houses some of Spain's greatest treasures and artworks.

After meeting your guide, skip the long entrance lines and dive right into the history of this fascinating palace. Your guide will take you up through the opulent King Charles III’s Apartments, the Queen’s Apartments, the Banqueting Hall and the Grand Staircase. Marvel at the masterpiece artwork, period décor, and architectural detail. The Painting Gallery is one of the countless highlights, with works by Caravaggio, Goya, and Sorolla. The tour also takes you to the Royal Chapel the Throne Room and the Crown Room. At the end of your guided tour, you are free to visit the Royal Armory and enjoy the unbeatable views of the surrounding city and the beautiful palace exterior.


Around 90 minutes.

Meeting Location

JULIÀ TRAVEL OFFICE: San Nicolás 15 (Next to Plaza de Ramales) – Madrid

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Skip-the-Line-Royal Palace Guided Tour

  • Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour begins. Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour.
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended as the tour includes lots of walking elements.
  • Unfortunately, the tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • The tour itinerary is subject to change due to official acts to be celebrated in the palace.
  • Between Apr-Oct tours starting at 10am and 12.15pm will be in Spanish and English.  The 4pm tour will be in English only.
  • Between Nov - Mar tours starting at 12.15pm will be in Spanish and English.  The 4pm tour will be in English only.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
  • Royal Palace visitors are kindly requested to respect the instructions of the Palace Security: Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions.
  • *Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the supplier 72 hours prior to the tour date. No refunds are given for cancellations made within 72 hours of the tour date or are a no show.


Frequently Asked Questions for Skip-the-Line-Royal Palace Guided Tour

General Information

  • When was the Royal Palace in Madrid built?

    The construction of the Royal Palace of Madrid began in 1738 and was completed in 1764.