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Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal)

Rue du Marche-aux-Herbes, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Castles, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: The city residence of the Grand Ducal family is situated in the heart of the Old Town. This 16th century structure has an Italian Renaissance facade... more »
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

You only get to see 4 or 5 rooms and none of them are very interesting. I would say admire the building from the chocolate shop across the street.

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Erlangen, Germany
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The building is very nice, there is guards and they looking very seriuos:) If you are there you need to drink a hot chocholate in the small shop front of the building! We do this alwys when we are in Lux.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
65 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We were surprised to find the Grand Ducal Palace is without a forecourt to the main façade fronting the Rue De Marche- aux- Herbes and the only indication one has that this is the place are the two guards with their sentry boxes either side of the closed entrance and people taking photographs. It is a rather large fine looking... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

The palace is beautiful and well maintained, you can take great pictures on site. The surrounding streets has shops and restaurants very near that complete the tour. It is a very cool place to walk without worrying about the time.

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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 21, 2013

It is the official resident of the grand duke and we were there in October and the guards were parading outside. I think you can only tour in July and August so we missed out. Wonderful though to stand outstide and admire the architecture of this beautful building.

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Larnaka, Cyprus
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112 reviews 112 reviews
68 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Just saw it from the outside. It was a lovely building. Very interesting architecture. For sure worth a visit even if you didn't go inside.

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Delft, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

One of the great monuments in Luxembourg. Must see attraction when you visit this little country in Europe.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

All the tourist books and info from the tourist office and the hotels lists the times open to visit the palace as being from July to the 2nd week of September. This is incorrect the palace closes to visitors on August 31st. So we wasted time on our vacation trying to visit this palace only to be told by a... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

The palace can only be visited during a couple of weeks in summer, but it's definitely worth the visit. The palace is really not big, but the guides will show you the main rooms and have you travel through a couple of centuries of history, based on the guide you go with, you might have different stories, but they all... More

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
54 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

In the centre of town a large semi ornate building I would hardly call it a palace from the outside nor would I go out of my way to get here but still if you are in the vicinity and are passing by it will make a nice photo of an easily forgettable building

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