The Royal Palace is the official residence of the king of Spain, used today mainly for official ceremonies, as the king lives in the Palacio de la Zarzuela. It is the largest palace in Western Europe in terms of area, with 135,000 sqm and 3,418 rooms. It houses valuable historic and artistic heritage, the Palatine Stradivarius and highly relevant collections paintings, sculptures and tapestries.
Royal Palace opening hours:
Winter (October to March): daily from 10.00 to 18.00
Summer (April to September): daily from 10.00 to 20.00
(Tickets office closes one hour earlier)
Important notice: This monument closes for the celebration of Official Ceremonies.
For more information on reservations and ticket prices for individuals, tourist groups and educational groups, see the official website of the Royal Palace: www.patrimonionacional.es