El Pardo Royal Palace


Enjoy a 50% discount on tickets to all National Heritage monuments and royal sites till 15 December


Located in Mount Pardo, this palatial building was built on the site of a small castle built by Henry III and Henry IV (14th century).  Surrounded by around 16,000 hectares of woodland, it is one of the royal palaces that belongs to National Heritage. Since 1983, it has been the residence for foreign Heads of State during official visits to Spain.  

King Charles I commissioned its reconstruction to Luis de Vega, who created a small traditional Spanish Alcazar. It was square in shape with four towers jutting out at each corner and encircled by a moat.  The palace was finished by Phillip II, who introduced the Flemish-style slate roofs for the first time, decorating the interior in the Italian style with frescoes and a portrait gallery showcasing masterpieces by Titian, Antonio Moro and his disciples. In 1604, a fire completely destroyed the interior decoration.  

Phillip III entrusted the rebuilding of the palace to Francisco de Mora, repeating his father’s decoration. Phillip V altered the interior to accommodate his court, as he lived there in the winter, like Charles III, who ordered the residence to be extended, entrusting Sabatini with the work. Thanks to these two monarchs, the interior of the palace was filled with tapestries with models by Goya or the Bayeu, among others, which can be observed today on visiting the interior of the palace. 

The palace also preserves the 18th and 19th century furniture, as well as important paintings.

Geolocation
Palacio Real de El Pardo
Servicios: 

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Direction

Calle
de Manuel Alonso, s/n
28048
Tourist area: 
Otros
Opening Times: 

TEMPORARY VISITING HOURS TO ENSURE THE SAFETY AND HYGIENE MEASURES ARE FOLLOWED:

When there are no foreign heads of state visiting:

Palace:

Tue-Fri: 10am to 4pm (last entry 3pm)

Sat- Sun and Public Holidays: 10am to 6pm (last entry 5pm)

Casa del Príncipe D. Carlos (to arrange a visit call 91 376 15 00): Temporarily closed

Gardens: Temporarily closed

Pradera de San Francisco:

Mon - Sun: 8am-9pm

Closed: 24th, 25th and 31st December, 18th October

Tipo información turística: 
Telephone: 
(+34) 91 376 21 56
Email: 
elpardo@patrimonionacional.es
Web: 
https:/www.patrimonionacional.es/real-sitio/palacio-real-de-el-pardo
Bus: 
601, 602
Price: 

50% discount on all tickets till 15 December


General price: €9

Reduced price: €4

Free Admission:

Wednesday: All day

Sunday: 3pm-6pm

12th October (National Holiday in Spain)