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Royal Palace (Palais Royal)

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Address: Place des Palais, Brussels, Belgium
Phone Number: 02/551-20-20
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Impressive Building

I recommend anyone visiting Brussels to visit this building. It has impressive architecture and is very iconic!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I recommend anyone visiting Brussels to visit this building. It has impressive architecture and is very iconic!

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walsall, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

When we visited the Belgian flag was flying so I think that means the king was in residence. Nice building in a beautiful part of Brussels. The park opposite is worth a stroll through even in February!

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We visited the grand palace while on a walking tour, the grand park opposite was lovely and we visited the palace because we were close by in the park. The palace is nothing special in comparison to other buildings in Brussels but this is where the King of Brussels resides so it was worth the visit for us!

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nyk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The building from outside and the gardens around were beautiful. We could not go inside as it was closed during that time, but still was good to see the outside with beautiful views.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Walked here from the city centre through Brussels Park. There was quite a commotion outside when we got there and were lucky enough to witness all the royal guards out on horseback. Apparently for a visit from the the newly elected ambassador who was visiting the king! It was quite a ceremony and was great to watch in front of... More 

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Grayshott, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Well worth a visit to this incredible palace, daytime or night time, it looks just as good in either light! We were lucky enough to see this whilst the huge christmas tree was still outside, and lit up in the night time it looked amazing.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I think until sometime in Aug/Sep the palace is open to public. Certain halls are free to view for public. The glassware, the Dining room are indeed so royal!! 15 Aug is a national holiday in Belgium too. Make use of this opportunity to visit the palace!

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Ruse, Bulgaria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Located in the center of the city and near the Museums in Brussels it is worth to turn aside from your path and visit the Royal Palace. We visited it by accident while taking pictures with the main facade, we saw that there was free entry so we didn't hesitate to go inside. There were some beautiful decorations in the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

New Year's day, a bit cold and windy outside but it couldn't stop us to go for a healthy walk in Brussels. Starting our walk at the Atomium, we discovered soon the beauty of this city. Quite early yet, loads of people at the Atomium and so we wanted to go inside on our way back. We walked further in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

The Belgian royal palace is beautiful - well worth seeing from the outside. I understand that if you time your visit right one can see the staterooms etc - but alas they weren't open for my visit. Another time...

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