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Royal Palace of Aranjuez

Address: Plaza de Parejas, 28300 Aranjuez, Spain
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Aranjuez
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Gardens, Outdoors
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I went to Aranjuez on the recommendation of a colleague from work, and was blown away by the palace and the gardens. It is so different from the Royal Palace in the centre of Madrid! For a start I did not have to wait in a long queue to get in, and the surroundings are stunning. In fact, the palace... More

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Derbyshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The sheer size of the place and a couple of the rooms are just amazing. The surrounding gardens and garden fountains are just a pleasure. Just up the road (short drive) is the Cortijo de San Isidro which is another Spanish Patrimonio well worth a visit (I went there several years ago).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

My stop in Aranjuez was accidental - I didn't even know the palace was there. However I was glad to have had the chance to visit it. There were very few tourists there so the stroll through was very relaxed. With audioguide I spent about 1 hour. I enjoyed the Casa del Labrador (separate review) even more. Note - the... More

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I didn't idea that is place was so wonderful until I visited. Near Madrid, 30 minutes by train at Atocha station. Was a nice one day trip because there there was coffee shops and typical spanish restaurants. Beautiful palace and small city!

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Union City, California
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This was a nice day trip for us, just to the end of the C-3 line from the Madrid Atocha Renfre station and a walk of about five hundred yards to the palace. Lots of "ooh" and "aah" moments in the palace. We missed the tour, not sure if they have an English tour. A great deal, five euros admission... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I was on my way to Consugra so this point of interest was a surprise, although I had visited the local winery recently and we passed this on the way. I had decided on my next trip to visit as it is impressive from the outside. I payed €13 for entrance and audio guide. I was there when it opened... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

it is a very nice place if you have one day free in Madrid, go there and visit the castle, but must important visit the little gardenier house, you have to book it in advance, but it is more beautiful than the castle itself, you can walk around the gardens, it is a very nice place to visit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Built by the Bourbons in the 18th century, the palace is impressive outside. Inside, there are many tapestries, furniture and paintings all original and which make a visit here very worth while. The gardens are often considered among the most attractive in Spain

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South Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Quite spectacular. Infested with pigeons though. Lovely surroundings with pleasant walks through gardens. Unfortunately none of the beautiful water features were working.

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Tres Cantos, Spain
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

At 9 EUR a pop not worth it. If you want the guided tour it-s even more expensive. The real rip off is rthat if you don-t pay to go on the guided tour you don't get access to the king's chambers.Save your money and visit the palace in San Idelfonso! The gardens surrounding the palace are free to vsit... More

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