Guided tours of the Royal Palace
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Guided Tours of Royal Palace of Madrid
The Royal Palace is one the most popularly visited tourist spots in Madrid. This grand monument that dates back to the 18th and 19th century replaces the former Alcázar, which was burnt down in the 1700’s.
The beauty and majesty of the interiors and exteriors of the present day palace blend in seamlessly. President Manuel Azaña was the last to have lived here. Given its massive size, it’s considered to be one of the largest royal palaces in all of Europe. If you’d like to tour the Palace during your visit to Madrid, book a Guided Visit to the Royal Palace. Your well-informed guide will take you on an informative 1.5-hour tour, explaining the palace’s rich history and distinctive architecture.
You could also look up our unique Walking and Royal Palace Tour as another alternative. We’ll take you on a guided tour as we march through the old quarters in Madrid and then visit the spectacular residence of the Spanish Kings. The places you can expect to visit on this tour include Plaza Mayor, Plaza de la Villa, Arch of Cuchilleros, House and Tower of Lujanes, and the Royal Palace.
The impressive palace boasts of 3,418 rooms and contains a wealth of art. The rooms have been artistically designed and constructed using nothing other than the finest materials. You’ll find beautiful paintings by artists like Velázquez, Francisco de Goya, and Anton Raphael Mengs amongst others. If you have an entire day at your disposal, combine a visit to the palace with a panoramic tour of Madrid. You’ll be able to uncover the city’s rich history by paying visits to its age-old monuments and iconic buildings. Madrid City Tours bring you an exciting Panoramic Tour + Royal Palace package with a great itinerary. You’ll see 15 places of attraction on this 4.5 hour trip in a luxury air-conditioned coach.
If you prefer a tour of the palace with tapas thrown in, we suggest our Madrid Walking Tour + Royal Palace & Tapas package. You’ll be accompanied by a guide on a walking tour of Madrid’s historic precinct. You’ll get to know the history behind Plaza Mayor, the Arch of Cuchilleros and the Plaza de la Villa. The tour will finally end with a visit to the palace. See the state rooms, take in the beautiful sights at the Royal Chapel, wander through the private rooms of King Carlos III and other members of the royal family, and enjoy the panoramic views of Madrid from the courtyard. End your tour on a culinary note by indulging in traditional Spanish tapas.
A visit to the palace is undeniably rewarding. Just make sure you carry your camera along to snap up pictures of the beautiful monument and its vast treasures within.