The Royal Collections Gallery

After 10 years of work, the Royal Collections Gallery opened in Madrid on 29 June 2023. The collection is housed in a new and very modern museum next to the Royal Palace. This imposing building was built between 2008 and 2015 on the design by architects Emilio Tuñon and Luis Moreno Mansilla. The Gallery covers an area of ​​approximately 40,000 square meters on several levels. Sober and linear, made of wood, concrete and granite, the museum also constitutes one of the most interesting (however criticized) creations of contemporary Spanish architecture and it is part of one of the most monumental and historically significant areas of the city.

The Royal Collections Gallery of Madrid houses a sample collection of 650 objects that illustrate the great collecting of the Spanish Royal House and exemplify the relationship between art and power. Not only paintings and sculptures, but also furniture, tapestries, watches and jewellery, pottery and glassware, weapons , maps, documents and in general pieces of decorative art.

This collection starts from the remains of the Arab walls of the 9th century AD. up to the possessions of the Spanish kings of the Habsburg house of the 16th and 17th centuries, including armor, tapestries and valuable paintings such as Salome by Caravaggio, the White Horse by Velazquez, as well as important paintings by Goya, Mengs, Tiepolo and many others.


Calle de Bailén 8, Madrid


Mon – Sat: 10:00 – 20:00; Sundays and holidays: 10:00 – 19:00

24 and 31 Dicember: 10:00 – 15:00


Full tickets: 14 €; Reductions: 7 €

Audioguide: 5 €; Guided system: 1,5 € per person

Free entrance: from Monday to Tuesday: 18:00 – 20:00

How to get to Royal Collections Gallery of Madrid

Metro: Ópera (L2, L5, R)

Bus: 3, 148, M3, N16

Cercanìas: Madrid-Sol

BiciMad (city bike): Stations of Palacio de Oriente (calle Carlos III, 1), Plaza de Ramales, San Quintín (calle Pavía, 6), Segovia 26 (calle Segovia, 26)