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Royal Palace (Palais Royal)

Place des Palais, Brussels, Belgium
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Ranked #32 of 203 attractions in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites
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Istanbul, Turkey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

it is the old place of royal families, so central and there is Park Brussels at the other side of road. Have a chance to visit. you can be there see there to see front view of the place and small gardens.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The palace was open to the public when we visited in August. It was free to visit and view the interior. Ok, like some reviewers have stated, it's not Buckingham Palace, but it's a great place to visit if you have even just a little interest in the Belgian royal family or history or just monarchy generally. We walked up... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Feel royal history ... you have to enter the opposite royal garden just in front of the hotel, it is a nice place to take photos and enjoy the royal environment.

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Long Island, NY
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We were lucky enough to be in Brussels during August and took the suggestion of the Hotel Concierge and visited this magnificent Palace. Went fairly early in the day and did not have to wait more than a few minutes to enter. If you enjoy architecture, beautiful paintings and seeing lovely French furnishings this would be a not miss for... More

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Malaga, Spain
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201 reviews 201 reviews
80 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Passed here at night, terrible pavement, would have loved to visit the park in front. Huge palace, but didn't have that royal feeling to it like for example Buckingham.

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Victoria Australia
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221 reviews 221 reviews
118 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We were wandering the streets up by the Parc de Bruxelles and came across the Palace. So very grand. There were gardeners planting the pansies just over the fence for everyone to see. Not open in the autumn months but it was lovely strolling along the street and able to view it from the very grand "front fence". You can... More

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Plano, Texas, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

The place where the royals live of course is magnificent with gold trims and nice architect. Since it was October when we went, the palace wasn't open so we just took pictures and enjoyed the view! It's next to the park and it's good for a short stop before or after u visit the park.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

It was not possible ti enter inside. So we could see an outside monument, but nothing more. May be if you can visit inside one day it will deserve a qualification better

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Stuttgart, Germany
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

1.4 million mettalic blue beetle wings covers the ceiling of what was the most interesting (at the same time disturbing imagining all the insects that died for it) room of all, located almost by the exit. Apart from that, the place was really beuatiful but it seemed a bit too overly decorated. There were too many chandeliers and the grandieur... More

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Sun City West, Arizona
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308 reviews 308 reviews
114 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I had read about the palace being open in August, but thought it would be overly crowded given there is no entrance fee (like Buckingham Palace in London, which you have to book ahead and is expensive). No problem. We walked right in; no real line. You can wander through all the state rooms and see the balcony where the... More

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