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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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it was gorgeous from the outside, we saw the changing of the guard too - all three of them! The Palace is nice but we were not allowed to go inside.I think only once an year in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Rome, Italy

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

it was gorgeous from the outside, we saw the changing of the guard too - all three of them! The Palace is nice but we were not allowed to go inside.I think only once an year in summer visitor are allowed inside. The Palace is opposite the Park which is also lovely and can be part of a nice circular... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, it does look lovely and interesting, but I didn't find anything special about it, it's a typicial european palace, just how you expect it to be.

Thank Mina S
Thessaloniki, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a huge, central-europe style palace. It looks huge and strict but it is not beautiful or special. I think you can;t visit the inside but I am not sure of it.

Thank xrysafro
Palermo, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A royal palace in the real sense of the word. Impressive for its dimensions and a key point in the city. Very close to the Park of Bruxelles and from a walking distance from it.

Thank Davide G
Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first place that I visited in Brussels was this nice elegant building where Belgian King has Royal offices. The Royal Palace is located in the square named ``Place des Palais``, in front of the Brussels park. The palace has nice gardens with flowers and trees decorations, All rooms are elegant, nice decorated and have many collections of state portraits,... More 

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Southwest, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our walk around the gardens opposite the Palace it was nice to see so many locals using the park. The Palace was not open but well worth a walk past, a very beautiful building.

Thank oceanmum
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Palace is only open to public briefly in the summer months. Otherwise, there is nothing to see and a waste of time going to see the otuside. There is a small garden that is okay in front of the palace but most of the palace has walls so you cannot take photos nor see much of the outside.

Thank Alex Y
Halle, Brabant, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Open just few weeks per year, free entrance!!! Nice royal palace, with some entertainments for children at the end of the tour.

Thank Shunyi L
Kennewick, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only open certain times during the year so make sure you know when that is before you go. Guards are very strict about closing the gates exactly at 4pm. Got lucky when I went as it was open to the public and made it just before closing. Free to enter but you have to check your bag at the entrance.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The Royal Palace cannot be visited but you can observe the building. Since it is near several museums including the Museum of Art, you may want to include it in your visit of Brussels.

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