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Madrid: Royal Palace Tour with Optional Royal Collections

1. Madrid: Royal Palace Tour with Optional Royal Collections

Embark on a guided 2-hour tour of Madrid's Royal Palace. Admire art pieces by Giordano and Goya while exploring the palace at a peaceful time of day alongside an expert guide with in-depth knowledge about the home to Spanish Royals past and present.  Start at the Opera Metro Station in Plaza de Isabel II, home to the Teatro Royal, where you will meet your guide. After a picturesque walk through Plaza de Oriente, enjoy skip-the-line privileges before entering the palace. Relish visits to the Throne Room, Banquet Hall, and Private Royal apartments. Be amazed as to how these rooms are brought to life in an engaging and fascinating way by your professional guide. Marvel at exclusive works of art by Giordano and Goya, as well as historical articles such as historic tapestries, suits of armor, and ornate swords. Take in in the building's 19th-century design and beautiful floral layout, which serves as an excellent backdrop for memorable photos. Depending on the option selected, continue with a guided tour inside Royal Collections Gallery. This museum has the most important collections from the Crown of Spain. You will visit all the rooms where you can enjoy paintings and tapestries of very important painters such as El Bosco, Titian, El Greco, Ribera, Velázquez or Caravaggio. You will also visit the Royal Armory, one of the most important in Europe, and enjoy thousands of pieces of royal furniture, musical instruments and games that show you the daily life in the Palace.

Madrid: Royal Collections Gallery Entry Ticket

2. Madrid: Royal Collections Gallery Entry Ticket

Embark on an extraordinary journey through five centuries of art and culture at the Royal Collections Gallery, located next to the Royal Palace of Madrid. The museum, one of Spain's most significant recent projects, houses an impressive collection of 650 pieces, including paintings, sculptures, tapestries, furniture, and decorative arts. Admire works by renowned artists such as Velázquez, Caravaggio, Goya, Titian, Bosch, Luisa Roldán, and El Greco. Discover the construction process of monuments like the Monastery of El Escorial and the Palace of La Granja through videos, models, and didactic resources. Begin your visit on the top floor and continue downwards, following ramps with different videos along the way that provide helpful context. Explore the temporary exhibition room and a large immersive cube where you can see 360º projections of the architectural and natural spaces of the Royal Sites. Your journey ends at the spacious temporary exhibition gallery, which hosts a variety of shows. After exploring the museum, unwind at the museum's café or browse the shop, before venturing further into the heart of Madrid.

Madrid: Guided Tour of the Royal Collections Gallery

3. Madrid: Guided Tour of the Royal Collections Gallery

There are about 650 pieces on display out of an inventory of more than 70,000; are you going to miss it?We will all meet next to the information office of the royal palace with a blue umbrella. Then we will walk to the entrance which is about 3 minutes away.Did you know that the Gallery has been closed for a long time due to the size of the palace inventory?size of the palace inventory? And also did you know that it had its origin at the end of the reign ofElizabeth II? In this gallery there are 3 floors divided into the dynasties of the Trastámara and Habsburg,Bourbons, and temporary exhibitions where you can see the most unimaginable objects. Forfor example, you can see the mysterious carriage from the court of Charles II, gigantic columns from the old convent ofMontserrat convent or the luxurious crown of the Virgin of Atocha, among many others.Right now, you can visit some collection cars until June 2024. Amongthe most curious is an SUV given by Hitler to Franco in 1940. It ends on floor -3 in the area of temporary exhibitions where you can leave through the Cuesta de la Vega.Cuesta de la Vega or return by the elevator to floor 0.There is also a store where you can buy souvenirs and the fantastic guide of the gallery.

Private guided tour Royal Palace & Royal Collections Gallery

4. Private guided tour Royal Palace & Royal Collections Gallery

In the Royal Palace, currently used for state ceremonies and solemn acts, your guide will show you the main rooms. It has more than 2,500 rooms, it has Stradivarius musical instruments that are more than 300 years old, and precious embroidered tapestries at the Santa Bárbara tapestry factory in Madrid, among other wonders. We will visit the great main staircase that takes us from the entrance to the King's apartments, where in one of them the international meetings of the monarch Felipe VI with the foreign leaders who visit our country are held. Later we will discover the most private rooms of the King and Queen next to the Great Gala Dining Room prepared to accommodate 144 diners. The royal collections also include a fantastic Porcelain Room and a spectacular Royal Chapel frescoed by Corrado Giaquinto. The Throne Room will be our last stop where we can admire the wonderful fresco by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Then they will head to the new Royal Collections Gallery, the most important museum project in Spain in decades. Enjoy a journey through culture in an exceptional building, through a selection of more than 650 works of enormous relevance, including paintings, sculptures, armor, tapestries, decorative arts or floats signed by masters of the stature of El Greco, Caravaggio, Velázquez, Tiepolo or Goya.

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What people are saying about Royal Collections Gallery

Our guide Rosia was excellent. Her knowledge of the palace was never ending, every question we threw at her she knew the answer!! Would recommend to anyone wanting to go to the palace.

Just gorgeous. I felt like crying in every new room because each is breathtaking. We had a lovely guide and I enjoyed every second of the tour. Highly HIGHLY recommend

A fantastic tour of the Palace with a very informative guide. Alex was very energetic and passionate about all information he shared. Highly recommended.

Great tour. Alex was also great and explained everything very nice and understandable. Strongly recommended

Interesting and enjoyable tour of the Royal palace.