Palacio Real


Address: Calle de Bailén, Madrid, ES
Phone: +34 91 454 88 00

Don’t expect a royal sighting on these palace grounds–while the Palacio Real is used for state ceremonies, the monarch resides in more modest dwellings on the outskirts of Madrid. This says something about the enormity and opulence of Europe’s largest palace, which boasts 2,800 rooms. Take a tour of its interior, and then head out back to the 50-acre Campo del Moro gardens. Though it’s worn the hats of Moorish army camp and royal hunting grounds, it’s hard to imagine doing anything but relaxing on its pristine, shaded lawns.