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Royal Palace (Palais Royal)

Place des Palais, Brussels, Belgium
02/551-20-20
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Ranked #29 of 217 Attractions in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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94 reviews 94 reviews
40 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Just another beautiful Royal Palace but so nice to see. We were able to tour the Palace for free when we were in Brussels and it's just beautiful! The room with the ceilings made out of beetles is truly odd but amazing. Worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It is part of the city tour. Not impressive but it is with. I recommend to hire a bike and pass by. You have a nice view of the city just few blocks away from the palace.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
47 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The Palais Royal is only briefly open in the summer when the Royal Family is on holiday, but if you time it right, it is well worth a visit. Admission is free and unusually photography was permitted (thought FLASH photography is not allowed). Visitors are free to absorb the atmosphere in some 15 rooms and galleries and there is also... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Open and free to public in August when royal family sea on holiday. If traveling to Brussels in August this is a definite stop. The palace is ornate and accessible. They also do a nice job of visually telling Belgian and monarch history. We (family with 3 young children) spent 90 minutes total including self-guided waking tour and a hands-on... More

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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160 reviews 160 reviews
95 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

only opens in mid summer (except Mondays), the greenhouses only open in spring, visiting the palace is free of charge but strict monitoring- no photos in the main palace and no bags. interesting art both old and modern http://www.brussels.be/artdet.cfm?id=4843&agendaid=742

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Pleasanton, California
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273 reviews 273 reviews
166 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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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81 reviews 81 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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
104 helpful votes 104 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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