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Royal Palace (Palais Royal)

Place des Palais, Brussels, Belgium
02/551-20-20
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Ranked #44 of 212 attractions in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites
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Austin, Texas, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Brussels is a great walking city. The Royal Palace is a great place to take pictures and enjoy a Belgium waffle in the afternoon.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is a nice huge castle located in front of a botanical garden. This was said to be the castle of the king of the Belgium, but now the king is not living here. Still there are a few guards guarding the place. A great piece of architecture. Don't forget to take a picture sitting on the boundary wall.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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76 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

In the heart of Brussels you will find the Royal Palace directly opposite of Paliament and Parc de Bruxelles. The Royal Family conducts official state business from this palace while residing across town. I have not been on the inside; however, the outside looks like a distant cousin of both Versailles and Buckingham. A short stop is well worth the... More

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Halifax, Canada
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35 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Not sure how it looks on the inside, but if you've got the time I think there's a museum to check out. This is right beside the Brussels park where there are lots of locals, even if it may not be the prettiest (when I was there at least).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

beautiful royal architecture, have very good gardens in front of it,not very far from the central station.

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Grafenwohr, Germany
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Nothing to special here. The palace looks like an old museum from the outside, except for the royal guards that provide security. They sort of resemble the British Guards in London and their movements are really similar. If you just drove by and weren't paying attention you really wouldn't notice that you passed the palace. In August they do let... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Its a grand design and a beautiful building to reflect the Belgian Kingdom. However, it is a little bare and the garden was a little neglected. Not something you would expect from a Royal palace!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

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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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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33 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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