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Address: Carrer del Palau Reial, s/n, Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain
Phone Number: 34-971-214-134
Description: A royal palace has stood on this site since soon after the Arab conquest.
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I can see from reading previous reviews that Palau de l'Almudaina splits opinion on whether it is worth visiting or not. I visited my myself when I had a spare hour or so. I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Harrow
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I can see from reading previous reviews that Palau de l'Almudaina splits opinion on whether it is worth visiting or not. I visited my myself when I had a spare hour or so. I hired a headset which I think was well worth it as I think it really added to my understanding of the palace especially as it is... More 

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Bournemouth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Quite a nice insight into royal living. Not massive amounts to see but just about enough to justify the entrance fee. Nice views from the terrace and the top floor of the 'once' Great Hall is impressive.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The Royal Palace of la Almudaina was originally a Roman and Islamic fort that was converted into a residence by King Jaime II in 1309 and is located opposite the cathedral along the seaside. The palace is still in use for occasional ceremonies as the royal family prefer to spend the summer in Palau Marivent near Miro's Foundation in Cala... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This place is far from a palace of any type. It took about 20 mins to walk through all the "exhibits" and cost 4 euro (student rate). I can't believe I paid anything to get in here as it should be free with how little is on display. The outside is cool to look at, but don't waste any time/money... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Entry is free for EU citizens on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning, then it is worth visiting it. Otherwise it is overpriced for what is on show there.

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The island of Majorca was dominated by Muslims from 903 until they were conquered by King James of Aragon in 1229. During the Muslim domination this was built as an Arab fort. Following the Christian conquest James declared it the official Royal residence for the Christian Royalty of Majorca. Today it is still officially the Royal residence but only for... More 

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Staffs, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We managed to drop on free admission on a wet Wednesday afternoon, and did the whole building in 25 minutes. Probably more interesting to a student of Spanish history, but still impressive to see the scale of the place. Half is out of bounds as military appear to be based here.

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Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Historically significant, and much to see. However access was limited, and collections/furnishings sparse. Incredible some of the restorations completed to date to return back to original design. Given entry fee and access I can only rate as average attraction - lots of potential. Use your imagination to make it come alive!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I did not like this palace. There are a lot of almost empty rooms (with some furniture and carpets). The money you spent for the tax it is not worth it.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I wonder how many visitors to the island even visit Palma, never mind the Cathedral (which is indeed a must) or this museum. Some of the history of the island - from Arab occupation, through absorption into Aragon, a brief period of independence, then Aragon again and so into Spain - comes out in the part of the palace which... More 

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