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Royal Palace of Aranjuez

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Address: Plaza de Parejas, 28300 Aranjuez, Spain
Phone Number: +34 918 91 07 40
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Lovely gardens by the river

The palace and adjacent buildings are impressive. The gardens alongside the river are well maintained and were beautiful in full bloom.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Mt Claremont, Western Australia
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Mt Claremont, Western Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The palace and adjacent buildings are impressive. The gardens alongside the river are well maintained and were beautiful in full bloom.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

I had the chance to visit the gardens, which are really amazing for the variety of trees and plants but also for the different planning in the different areas. The autumn light offered very intense colours leafs: yellow, orange and red..

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Holbaek, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We passed this town on our way and made a stop for some hours. We parked for free not far from the palace. We didn't see the palace inside, but from outside it was beautiful and we enjoyed to have a walk in the park which was free. Not many people in the park which was nice after our visit... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

As royal palaces go this one is only average to good. While there are some outstanding rooms our abiding memory is probably the somewhat rundown nature of the place, particularly inside. It really needs some maintenance and tidying up. One plus was the English-language interpretation boards, not something you see at every tourist site in Spain. You should note though... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The Royal Palace in Aranjuez was the first palace I ever visited in Spain, which is probably why I am so fond of it. The palace itself has an interesting history and is beautiful. The gardens and fountains are magnificent and worth spending the afternoon strolling or taking a ride in a horse-drawn carriage. There are other monuments around the... More 

Thank Ann S
Torquay, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

At one end of the local train line, well worth the trouble of leaving Madrid to visit it. Lovely palace - an interesting walk around, with peaceful gardens which were actually much larger than we had left time for.

1 Thank Mary M
Spain & UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

I visited Aranjuez because I knew the beautiful music Concierto de Aranjuez had been inspired by the gardens. It was a revelation to me, I had no idea how beautiful Aranjuez would be and how luxurious the Royal Palace would turn out. The palace is kept to a really high standard. Room settings, furniture, wall hangings, floors and curtains were... More 

1 Thank PatRobinson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

In Aranjuez for the afternoon, we had neither the time or the inclination to visit inside the palace, but enjoyed a lovely walk in the gardens and alongside the river (look out for mosquitoes!) No charge for the gardens and there was also a free, basic but clean loo available too.

1 Thank ElmaMc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

With an entrance fee of 9 euros, I was expecting a little more out of the royal palace. It does have some beautiful rooms, notably the arab-influenced tea room, and the porcelain room with depictions of Chinese characters. However, you can only actually tour half of the palace, and walking through at a slow pace took me only 30 minutes.

Thank Cody J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The royal palace at Aranjuez, Spain This is really worth a visit: in fact, we went twice. Only the best state rooms of the 18th century Bourbon royal palace, on the first floor, are available, but what rooms! The porcelain room is almost unique in the world, being totally decorated by Chinese-style porcelain figures: the Moorish room is a whirl... More 

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