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Palacio Real de El Pardo

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Address: Calle Manuel Alonso s/n | El Pardo, 28048 Madrid, Spain
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+34 913 76 15 00
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Beautiful attraction

Amazing place to visit, some of the rooms available to see in the palace are so exceptional and beautiful! No photos are allowed but it is definitely something you should see once... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing place to visit, some of the rooms available to see in the palace are so exceptional and beautiful! No photos are allowed but it is definitely something you should see once in your lifetime. Towards the side of the palace there are views over parts of the city which make great pictures. Close to nice restaurants as well which... More 

Thank CharlHoy
Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

When I first approached this palace, it reminded me of the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria ........I had forgotten to connect the dots between the Spanish Royals and the Habsburgs....a good history lesson ....

Thank Sharon L
San Jose, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

The palace is interesting but not that big so you can see this in around 90 minutes not counting the wait for tickets. They have a nice shop too.

Thank Rusby1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

For someone like me with an interest in Francisco Franco this is a must-see. As is known Franco made El Pardo his home and headquarters and ruled Spain with an iron hand for 36 years (1939-75) mostly from this palace. If you do the tour you will be shown the room where Franco chaired cabinet meetings, his office, his bedroom,... More 

Thank Shuki R
St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We were glad we visited this palace when we were in Madrid, but I guess we just expected more after reading about it in preparation for our trip. It could stand some work on it.

Thank librarian73
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This place is where the royal family always been , it is a must to visit it .. Architecture here looks like the Versailles Palace . This place needs renovation in the external facade .

Thank georges r
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

El Palacio Real de El Pardo is a must see during your visit to Spain. The works of art, paintings and silver are beautifully rendered and displayed. The palacio is beautifully maintained and worth a visit. Entrance fees apply.

Thank Mara S
South Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Impressive building, well worth the tour from the sweeping grand staircase to the ornate 23 rooms on display. The Royal Armoury is fascinating and has a wonderful display of parade and tournament aRMOUR.

Thank Valerie037
Sao Bernardo Do Campo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

The Royal palace is one of the greatest things too see in Madrid. We can visit a few rooms of the palace and see a lot of things used by the Spanish Royal Family.

Thank AndersonLopesN
Boston MA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

The palace itself is located in a small town on the outskirts of Madrid, a short, pleasant bus ride from the hustle and bustle of the city. Although the palace is of some architectural interest, and although there are works of art and other objects on site, there are constant reminders that this place served as the residence of General... More 

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