The Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real de Madrid) is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family, but is only used for state ceremonies. King Felipe VI and the Royal Family do not reside in the palace, choosing instead the more modest Palacio de la Zarzuela on the outskirts of Madrid.
The palace has 135,000 square metres (1,450,000 sq ft) of floor space and contains 3,418 rooms. It is the largest royal palace in Europe by floor area. The interior of the palace is notable for its wealth of art and the use of many types of fine materials in the construction and the decoration of its rooms. Collections in the palace include the Royal Armoury of Madrid, Porcelain, Watches, Furniture, Silverware and the world’s only complete Stradivarius string quintet.
Address: Palacio Real de Madrid, Calle de Bailén, s/n, 28071 Madrid, Spain – Map
Hours: April to September: Daily, 10 am to 8 pm. October to March: Daily 10 am to 6 pm.
Web: Web site (In Spanish only)