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Royal Palace of Aranjuez

Plaza de Parejas, 28300 Aranjuez, Spain
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Aranjuez
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Gardens, Castles
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Mexico City, Mexico
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116 reviews 116 reviews
40 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Aviles, Spain
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6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The typical reason for stopping in Aranjuez is to try strawberries and cream. Well, we didn't do that, but we did go to the Royal Palace on a suffocating afternoon. There were more staff than visitors, and the visitors themselves quickly spread out as they trawled through room after room of marble floors, indifferent paintings and ornate furniture. There is... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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128 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

What a fantastic morning around this old palace. The gardens are a delight and offer welcome shade from July sun. We arrived before the crowds and so had the place to ourselves, with walks around the grounds, freshly watered. It was a beautiful tour around the inside as one would expect for a Palacio butgosh it was 'real' y enjoyable.... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We could only visit this Palace from the outside - it was closed, but from the outside it looked just beautiful, with the wonder fountain, canal around it and the very lovely peaceful, huge park.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a very pretty place to visit, especially in the spring with the flower gardens. It is close to the train station. The rooms are nice but the outside is splendid.

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Spain
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The Royal Palace at Aranjuez is well worth a visit, beautiful gardens with a good selection of trees, fountains and statues and an amazing collection of art, furniture, tapestries etc inside the palace make this a great place to visit and explore. Good train service from Atocha Madrid (Cercanias C3) It is possible to visit for free mid week afternoons... More

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Northland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A lovely palace decorated in the usual Renaissance style. There are some beautiful rooms here including a Porcelain room. The gardens are lovely too but there is a little road train which will take you around in about 40 minutes for 5 Euros. Ask the driver to turn on the English explanation.

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