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Royal Palace (Palais Royal)

Place des Palais, Brussels, Belgium
02/551-20-20
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Ranked #29 of 216 Attractions in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites
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Pleasanton, California
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257 reviews 257 reviews
156 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

A really good tour! it's a typical European Royal Palace with decorated rooms, a lot of gold and mirrors, etc. But they also added some nice touches. One exposition was featuring black and white moves about 100 years old. Then they had some explore area for kids. And you can't beat the price. So if you see it's open -... More

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New York City
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39 reviews 39 reviews
36 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

An Amazing Place and its FREE, Its only open for a few weeks, but August its open and its as good a palace as the other ones I had seen in Europe and I did not have to pay 20 Euros for the privilege of visting. There was a nice exhibit on King Albert who led Belgium during WW I.... More

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Well worth the visit,tells the story of the King & Queen during the first World War as well as seeing the riches of part of the Palace absolutly free!

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Grange Over Sands
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70 reviews 70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Lovely Palace. Chandeliers are amazing. Free to go in,which we were surprised about. Display on at the moment which was very interesting and well detailed. Really lovely rooms,nice staff. No rush. We were probably in there about two hours. At the finish there was a room with different things for you to try, great for the young ones. Certainly recommend... More

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Kent
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85 reviews 85 reviews
34 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This was a great visitor experience and free to visit. They had some great exhibits explaining the efforts of the brave Belgians during the war and together with the stately rooms and their splendour it was well worth seeking out.

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Brit in Paris
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123 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Very imposing building with the most amazing chandeliers I have ever seen . It is free to enter . The furniture paintings and statues are all good but by far the best thing was an exhibition about the Belgian Royal family during world War 1. Excellent displays and explanations of Belgium's role during the war . Very well done everything... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The pallace is only open in summer, as it used by the king, the Belgian head of state during the year. The visit is free. You can see state rooms, bit you have to know that nobody lives in this pallace - and no Belgian king has done so. You see chandeliers and portraits as well as some furniture. This... More

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Connecticut
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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It is apparently only open in summer. It is free and well organized, self walking tour. If you've seen Versailles and other grand palaces, this one measures up.

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Half Moon Bay, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Definitely worth a visit, especially with the current WWI history display set up. The art in the palace is what you'd expect - many past royalty portraits - but they are quite good in their own right. They provide a bag check for backpacks / strollers and guidebooks in several languages. And it's free.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We were amazed there was no charge to enter this beautiful palace. It was organised in such a way that people flowed around it and saw everything. Perhaps if you stayed too long gawping open mouthed at the magnificent chandeliers you were asked to move on. This kept the flow going at a steady pace. The rooms are incredible with... More

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