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Royal Palace of Aranjuez

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Address: Plaza de Parejas, 28300 Aranjuez, Spain
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Wonderful palace and gardens

An absolutely wonderful palace, well maintained, well laid-out and well described via the audio-guides. The whole feel of the place was fascinating, with original features and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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La Rochelle, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

If you like "Royal Gardens" with fountains that have no water, and flower beds absent flowers, you'll get a kick out of this run down property (not to mention lawns in desperate neat of cutting and weeding). Good thing it's free. Sorry for me, the transportation wasn't. The main entrance from the town into the palace grounds boasts a huge... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We got up early and took a train from Madrid to this disappointing mess, just acres and acres of geometric boxwoods "underplanted" with broadleaf weeds. I could count the number of beds that had actual flowers in them. Mostly, the alleged flower beds were nothing but dirt surrounded by fountains with no water. On May 15? When is their spring?... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Although the palace itself was beautifully furnished and well worth the visit, we were made extremely uncomfortable by the way in which we were followed from room to room by the, very military looking, security guards. We actually felt a little threatened and were quite relieved when we left the building. The adjoining gardens are also worth a look, entry... More 

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La Rochelle, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

An absolutely wonderful palace, well maintained, well laid-out and well described via the audio-guides. The whole feel of the place was fascinating, with original features and furniture. The gardens are extensive and beautiful with sculptures and water features. And all at very much less than the price of such attractions in England.

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Nothumberland, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Had we not been on an organised tour we would never have gone to Aranjuez and never had visited the SPRING Palace of the Spanish Monarchs and that would have been a pity. We arrived bang on opening time at 10am so queuing was minimal, however there is airport like security enforced by stern-faced, over-zealous staff and you are made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

All the rooms were amazingly decorated! Such attention to detail is amazing and also the Palace is not too big to walk around with children! I enjoyed this house but take a jumper as it can be cold inside.

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Wrecsam, Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This palace is much nicer than the other one at El Escorial or even the one in Madrid. Its a massive place with wide spaces outside with ample parkland. Many rooms furnished with period furniture heavily influenced by Isabella II. The Royals also laid out the town of Aranjuez with its wide boulevards and ample space. Half an hour and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is a wonderful place ... one of the best in Spain Opulent furnishings, very well presented . Soaked up atmosphere . One could go round and round again yearly. Associated cafe ok Gardens attractive even in March ( not many tourists around).Do visit

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This was an average palace. The arabian study was the best room but of course it was stocked with security to make sure you didn't take photos. Keep your coat with you, its freezing inside the palace!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Well worth taking a train from Atocha and visiting this palace. A lot smaller than the capital's but still an amazing place, it has lots of different themed rooms and is like something out of fairytale. The surrounding gardens are also beautiful and there's also a river that you can walk along. Afterwards you can have lunch in any of... More 

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