Free entry to the Royal Palace of Madrid

  • Children under 5.
  • 18 May, International Museum Day
  • 12 October, Spanish National Holiday, for people of all nationalities.
  • Members of large families as provided in articles 2 and 3 of Law 40/2003, of November 18, on the Protection of Large Families and Royal Decree 1621/2005, of December 30, which develops the aforementioned law.
  • ICOM (International Council of Museums) Members, showing their membership card.
  • Official Tour Guides holding an Official Tour Guide card.
  • Teachers holding teacher credentials, on private visits.
  • Individuals with disabilities, showing credentials.
  • Individuals that are officially unemployed and can prove their situation by showing their Job Seeker Card or an equivalent document issued by a competent authority.
  • From Monday to Thursday, from 4 pm to 6 pm (October to March) and from 5 pm to 7 pm (April to September), free entry for citizens of the European Union, residents and holders of work permits in the EU and Latin American citizens holding proof of nationality (national identification card, passport or driving licence) or a residence or work permit. Free entry is restricted to self-guided tours. Guided tours are not allowed during these hours.
  • 8 groups/day. Only EU and Latin American schools (except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays)


Free entrance: Monday to Thursday from 5 pm to 7 pm (Access up to 60 minutes before closing)