Royal Palace of Madrid

de Carlos III

From December 6, 2016 to May 7, 2017 is included the visit "CARLOS III MAJESTAD Y ORNATO EN LOS ESCENARIOS DEL REY ILUSTRADO". (Except tourist and educational groups)

 Purchase tickets

The purchase of individual tickets is for natural persons up to a maximum of 8 tickets with at least one being a paying ticket.

 Groups: tourist, educational and cultural

There are 4 types of groups: tourist agency, official tourism guide, cultural group and educational group. The purchase of tickets is always done by means of a registered user.


  • Winter hours (October to March). All days: 10:00 - 18:00.
  • Summer hours (April to September). All days: 10:00 - 20:00.
  • Box office and admission to the Palace close one hour earlier.

Dates closed in 2017

  • 1 January: closed entire day
  • 6 January: closed entire day
  • 1 May: closed entire day
  • 12 October: closed until 17:00
  • 24 December: closed from 15:00
  • 25 December: closed entire day
  • 31 December: closed from 15:00
  • In addition to the planned closings, there may be additional closings motivated by the holding of official acts. You can consult the list of closures for official acts

Special openings 2017

  • 12 October: open from 17:00 to 22:00

Duration of the visit

  • Visit without guide to Halls: forty-five minutes.
  • Visit without guide to Royal Armoury: thirty minutes.


Individual Admission

Basic Admission 11 € (From 6-XII-16 to 7-V-17 exhibition included)
Basic Admission 10 € (From 8-V-17)
  • Visitors that cannot benefit from the reduced or free admission.
Reduced Admission 6 € (From 6-XII-16 to 7-V-17 exhibition included)
Reduced Admission 5 € (From 8-V-17)
  • Individual members of large families with accreditation by the Official Family Book or equivalent of the EU and Latin American countries or holders of residency or work permit of those nationalities.
  • Citizens between 5 and 16 years of age. Accreditation by means of identification card or passport from 14 to 16 years of age.
  • Persons over 65 years of age of the member States of the European Union or Latin American countries. By means of identification card, passport, driver’s licence, work or residency permit.
  • Accredited students up to 25 years of age with updated national or international student’s card.
Free Admission 0 €
  • Children under 5 years of age.
  • 18 May, International Museum Day.
  • Large families with accreditation by the Official Family Book or equivalent of the EU and Latin American countries holders of residency or work permits of those nationalities.
  • Members of the ICOM (International Museum Council), by means of accrediting card of that organisation.
  • Official Tourist Guides with Official Tourist Guide card.
  • Professors in individual visit with teaching staff card.
  • Persons with disability with accreditation.
  • Persons in legal situation of unemployment that accredit this circumstance by means of Employment Demand Card or equivalent document issued by the competent organisation.
  • From Monday to Thursday from 16 to 18 h. (October to March) and 18 to 20 h. (April to September), free admission for citizens of the European Union, residents and holders of work permit in that territory and Latin American citizens, following accreditation of nationality (national identification card, passport or driver’s licence) or residency or work permit. The free offer is limited to the tour without guide. During this time visits of guided groups will not be permitted.
Guided visit
  • There is the possibility of the guided visit by adding a supplement whose amount is €4 per person. However, due to the impossibility to guarantee the availability of guides, only can be purchased at the box office on the same visit day

Group Admission

  • Agencies 8 €
  • Groups of Official Tourist Guides. The Price to apply will be that which corresponds according to the condition of each member of the group or Agency Price.
  • Reduced 5 €
  • Professors free 0 €
  • Free 12 groups/day. Only EU and Latin American schools (except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays).
  • The Price to apply will be that which corresponds according to the condition of each member of the group: Basic, Reduced or Free.

For tourist and cultural groups that hire its own official guide, it is mandatory to use group guiding devices (transmitter microphone + receivers headphones). For those groups that do not have their own equipment, Patrimonio Nacional will provide the service with a cost of rental € 1.20 per person, excluding guide. The rent is free for educational groups


App of the visit

App for the most complete visit to Royal Palace of Madrid. You can download the content and enjoy it at home or during the visit. If you prefer, in each museum you can rent a tablet

  • 16 languages
  • A minimum of 2 routes
  • Audiovisual contents


Getting there

Address: Plaza de Oriente. MADRID

General: on the esplanade of Almudena

Groups: Groups Access on Bailén street.

  • Bus: Lines 3, 25, 39 and 148
  • Underground: Lines 5 and 2 (Opera station)
  • Commuter train: Príncipe Pío Station

The phones displayed on Google Maps may not match the official ticketing phone of Patrimonio Nacional for this museum.

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Access to the Palace

Accessibility to the monument

  • There is access for persons with disability and manual wheel chairs are available.