will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you?d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

"Royal Palace" Royal Palace Tip by lina112

Royal Palace, Madrid: 128 reviews and 240 photos

  Royal Palace
by lina112

King Felipe V ordered the construction of the palace in 1737 in sustitution of the Old Madrid Alcazar, destroyed by a fire in 1724. Is the biggest royal palace of wester Europe in extension with 135.000 square meters and 2.800 rooms. It was The Kings offcial residence until midd 30, although at present the palace is use to celebrate state ceremonies, the Royal Family live in Palacio de la Zarzuela another one in a quet area outside Madrid.

Felipe V ordenó la construcción del palacio en 1737 para sustituir al Viejo Alcázar de Madrid, destruido por un incendio en 1724. Es el mayor palacio real de Europa Occidental en extensión, con 135.000 m² y más de 2.800 habitaciones. El Palacio fue la residencia oficial de los Reyes hasta los años 30 del siglo XX, si bien en la actualidad se utiliza únicamente para la celebración de ceremonias de Estado, ya que la Familia Real reside en el Palacio de la Zarzuela.

Address: Former King's Residence
Directions: Metro: Opera and then walk
Phone: +34 914 54 88 00

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse


lina112 Visits Here Frequently!


“Keep Calm and Travel”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 2 7 8

Have you been to Madrid?

  Share Your Travels