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Albert Memorial

Princes Gate | Kensington Gore, London W8, England (Kensington and Hyde Park)
020 7495 0916
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Ranked #234 of 1,108 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: This gigantic bejeweled shrine protects the gilt bronze sculpture of Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, which was designed and executed after... more » Owner description: This gigantic bejeweled shrine protects the gilt bronze sculpture of Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, which was designed and executed after the Prince Consort's death in 1861. « less
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The monument Queen Victoria built for her husband, Albert, after his death is big, empowering and very ... very gold. It's a fine looking monument and I enjoyed seeing it but I also find it hilarious that the Royal Albert Hall (that was being built during that time) couldn't get finished because all the money were used for the Albert... More

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The Albert Memorial is situated overlooking and 'in command' of the area known (lovingly) as Albert-opolis. This area that was championed by Prince Albert for the advancement of the Arts and Sciences [Royal Albert Hall, Science Museum, Natural History Museum, Imperial College, Royal College of Music.....]. The memorial is lavish and intricate - do spend some time to look closer... More

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windsor uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

When Victoria decided to have tributes to her husband built she really did go to town! A spectacular monument encompassing so much detail about the British empire during her reign- from the elephants of Africa to the agriculture of the uk. The gold catches the light beautifully, and at sunrise when there is just you and a few other joggers... More

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Visit around Albert Memorial and surrounding Hyde Park was amazing. It was truely relaxing and a great place to visit after a long day of sightseeing around London.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

There are Albert Memorials all over Britain, but this one is THE Albert Memorial, and it rather puts the other ones (such as the one in Manchester) in the shade. In fact, it is so over the top that it teeters on the brink of being quite camp. Albert sits in a way that was no doubt considered very manly... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We've travelled quite a lot through Asia and for some reason, this memorial reminds me of the shrines you see there; it must be all of the gold and the way it catches the light when the sun shines down on it. The memorial is very beautiful and has a lot of detail to it that you may not notice... More

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

It's big and garish and not very pretty but it's still well worth a thorough examination as it echoes of days of Empire, thankfully long gone, literally at every corner. Plonked in the middle is German Albert, now returned to a shining golden sheen and looking very stern as he stares at the hall opposite that shares his name. As... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A quite stunning and huge memorial. Well worth a visit to feast the eyes on a bit of grandure. Very interesting to walk around

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I have waited 14 years to see this & it did not disappoint. Recommend some research first as it is much more meaningful with some understanding of what it represents

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Victorians certainly knew how to do big bling! Built at a cost of £150,000 in 1862 This was a people paid homage to the highly thought of Prince Albert The refurbishment in 1990 cost a staggering £14,000,000 It is a fantastic monument

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