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Royal Palace of Madrid Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

1. Royal Palace of Madrid Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Explore the Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real de Madrid) with a licensed guide, and discover the former official residence of the Spanish Royal Family with your direct entry access. Also known as the "Palacio de Oriente" due to its close proximity to Plaza de Oriente on the east side of the palace, today the building is used exclusively for receptions, ceremonies, and official events. The Palace has an extensive collection of upholstery, porcelain, antique clocks, armor and works of art including paintings by Goya and Velázquez. You can also stroll through some of the private rooms where royalty lived, the throne room and the royal dining rooms, as well as the mirror room of Charles IV's reign. Admire the rich ornamentations of official rooms, each one revealing its own personality. Visiting the Royal Throne room, the Gala Dinner room and the Royal Chapel.

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Madrid: Royal Palace Guided Tour with Skip-the-line Ticket

2. Madrid: Royal Palace Guided Tour with Skip-the-line Ticket

Get the most from your visit to the Royal Palace, by joining a tour conducted by a professional guide and skipping the long ticket lines. Learn about the building’s history and its large collection of artworks. A visit to the palace is a must for any visit to Madrid. The Royal Palace has a total area of 199,000 m² and consists of 3478 rooms, being the largest royal palace in Western Europe. It was ordered to be built by King Felipe V on the remains of the Royal Alcazar, which was destroyed by a fire in 1734. During this tour you will learn about the palace’s collection of musical instruments, among which the Stradivarius Palatinos is one of the most important. The Royal Palace hides many years of stories and secrets that the guide will tell you during this guided tour. You’ll also see many impressive paintings, sculptures and upholstery that have been well preserved.

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Madrid: Flamenco Show at Corral de la Moreria

3. Madrid: Flamenco Show at Corral de la Moreria

Enjoy a flamenco show performed by 9 artists at the Corral de la Morería, the cathedral of flamenco in Spain. Sip on a drink during the show, or treat yourself to a gourmet 3-course dinner with drinks. The venue was opened in 1956 by Manuel del Rey and is the most well-known tablao flamenco in the world. Throughout its history, the Corral de la Morería has witnessed performances by some of the finest professionals of this discipline. The venue is located in Madrid’s historic center, next to the Royal Palace. Its decor recreates a setting reminiscent of the original tablao flamenco that will take you back in time. It is popular with many famous personalities, so don't be surprised if you’re seated next to a celebrity, a politician, or a royal.

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Madrid: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Santiago Bernabéu Stadium Tour

4. Madrid: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Santiago Bernabéu Stadium Tour

Explore Madrid in comfort and convenience on a hop-on hop-off double-decker bus. Discover Madrid's historic landmarks and its modern attractions in detail with a single ticket. Hop-on and hop-off the bus as many times as you wish and enjoy the city at your own pace. There are two routes available: Blue Route: Historical Madrid • Museo del Prado • Puerta de Alcalá • Barrio de Salamanca • Plaza de Colón • Plaza de Cibeles • Gran Via  • Plaza de España • Templo de Debod • Teatro Real • Palacio Real • Puerta de Toledo • San Francisco El Grande • Catedral Almudena • Plaza Mayor • Puerta del Sol • Círculo Bellas Artes • Museo Thyssen • Museo Reina Sofía  • Jardín Botánico Green Route: Modern Madrid • Plaza Neptuno • Plaza de Cibeles • Plaza de Colón • Museo Esculturas • Museo de Ciencias Naturales • Nuevos Ministerios • Santiago Bernabéu Stadium • C.S.I. Científicas • Museo Lázaro Galdiano • Serrano • Museo Arqueológico • Puerta de Alcalá • Alcalá • Puerta del Sol • Plaza de las Cortes Santiago Bernabéu Stadium Tour Hop-off at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium to take a tour of the iconic home of Real Madrid. Relive more than a hundred years of Real Madrid history as you explore the interactive museum and audiovisuals displays which tell the story of this footballing giant. Step into the press room, the dressing rooms, and walk along the Player’s Tunnel until you reach the pitch, where global superstars have showcased their skills for decades. Take an interactive journey aboard a replica of the official first team bus. See the wide collection of trophies that the club has accumulated over the years. Access the presidential box, the most exclusive area of the venue, and get an exclusive VIP perspective on the stadium which can hold more than 80,000 spectators. Enjoy an interactive experience which is suited to football fanatics and those with a passing interest alike.

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Madrid: 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

5. Madrid: 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

Get a bike fitted to your size, meet your guide, and get ready to explore the sights and history of Madrid. Visit Retiro Park, a huge green area often referred to as "the lungs of Madrid." Venture into the Old Town where your guide will fascinate and entertain you with the interesting history of Madrid. Stop for a short break at a local market. Relax and enjoy the atmosphere or explore at your own pace. On the way back, ride through the amazing Las Letras neighborhood and the Paseo del Prado.

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Madrid: 1.5-Hour City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

6. Madrid: 1.5-Hour City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Meet your guide at the popular Prado Museum before setting off on a 1.5-hour sightseeing tour, which has been designed to showcase the very best of Madrid in a short space of time. Follow your guide through the bustling city, watching the locals go about their day in the busy capital. Pass by historical landmarks including Puerta del Sol and the Royal Palace, and learn about their fascinating history from your guide. You’ll also wander through narrow streets, bursting with authentic charm and tales of the city. Discover ancient stories and hidden treasures as you explore and see sights including Cervantes House and the Old City Hall. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a better understanding of Madrid’s impressive history, as well as of the landmarks themselves.

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Madrid: Royal Palace Private Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

7. Madrid: Royal Palace Private Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

Discover one of Madrid's most important monuments and one of the best-preserved symbols of Spanish national heritage on this tour of the Royal Palace. After getting picked up from your hotel, enjoy a gentle stroll to the palace and listen to your guide's overview of the history of Madrid. Feel free to ask for advice about the best places to visit after your tour. Save time and enter the royal residence without waiting in long lines. Be entertained by your professional guide as you wander through the opulent rooms and absorb Spanish royal history.

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Madrid: 2-Hour Segway Tour of the Historic Center

8. Madrid: 2-Hour Segway Tour of the Historic Center

Explore the historic center (Centro) of Madrid by Segway on a 2-hour guided tour, and see monuments from the city’s Hapsburg past, including royal palaces and public squares. Meet your guide by the monument to Cervantes in Plaza de España. Then, following a short training session on how to operate the self-balancing vehicles, glide gently down narrow streets and wide boulevards to sights such as the Palacio Real (Royal Palace), the vast official residence of the Spanish Royal Family. Learn the history and culture of the city as you enter public spaces, such as Plaza Mayor. Built during the reign of Philip III (1598–1621), the huge rectangular square is surrounded by 3-story residential buildings with 237 balconies facing the plaza. Experience everyday life in the city at the Mercado de San Miguel food market. Constructed in 1916, the market is the finest example of cast-iron architecture in Madrid. See some of the local and regional produce on display at the market’s 33 stalls. Learn more about the history of Spain along the way, and get tips on what to do during your stay in Madrid.

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Madrid Walking Tour & Royal Palace Guided Visit

9. Madrid Walking Tour & Royal Palace Guided Visit

Start the tour from Debód Temple and continue on to Puerta del Sol Square. Pass by the Plaza de Oriente and the outside of the Sabatini's Gardens, and the Almudena Cathedral. Walk through the beautiful Plaza de la Villa and its winding streets which was the core of medieval Madrid. Continue on to San Miguel Square and see its famous market. Take a look at the Arco de Cuchilleros, Plaza Mayor and many more sights. End your tour with a visit to the Royal Palace of Madrid. Enjoy a guided visit through the former residence of the Spanish Kings. See the beautifully furnished and decorated interiors. Admire the reception rooms, museum area, the royal chapel, the throne room and the private rooms of King Carlos III and Queen Isabel II.

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Madrid: Royal Palace & Prado Museum Private Tour

10. Madrid: Royal Palace & Prado Museum Private Tour

Take a trip to one of the best-preserved palaces in Europe, enjoy a delicious lunch, and then tour one of the world's finest galleries in this inclusive experience. Start your day of culture at the Royal Palace, a symbol of the Spanish Monarchy from the Habsburg to the Bourbon dynasties. Take in its perfectly executed architectonic beauty as your guide explains its charm and decoration, and shows you the precious art held within. Next, take a gentle stroll through the historic city center towards the Literary Quarter. Stop for a delicious inclusive lunch of small and sharing plates, together with a drink of your choice. Then, head for your afternoon destination: the famous Prado Museum. Your expert, art historian guide will help you make the most of your visit to a place regarded as the pride of Spanish art.

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What people are saying about Royal Palace, Madrid

The food was so far the best I've had in Madrid. The show was spectacular! Performers had put all their love and effort into the show, definitely the best flamenco in the whole Spain. The experience was really worth it and I highly recommend to visit Corral de la Moreria Flamenco Show.

Very knowledgeable guide. Lots of information on this tour and it was for the right amount of time. Beautiful palace and well worth a visit!

We really enjoyed our guided tour. Thank you Bruno for such a great experience. Definitely recommend it if your in Madrid.

Very pleasant visit. The guide was very friendly, punctual. The visit was very enjoyable for us.

Ismael was very kind and knowledgeable!!! We loved this tour!