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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 2013
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Type: Gardens, Castles
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
18 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed four hours touring and then walking here. Take the tourist mini train first and you will see the town and the gardens and understand how big the latter are! Yes it was still not spring and no fountain was working but there was great peace, clean air, the river, some wonderful topiary. Take your music with you.... More

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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88 reviews 88 reviews
37 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Stopped here as we had time on our hands driving up from Cordoba. Palace quite impressive (from the outside) but we had stopped to see the Gardens and river, which were well worth the visit, even though Spring had not yet set in.

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Madrid, Spain
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

If you are planning to visit to Aranjuez, I would advise you to download the " Aranjuez Concert" and visit the place , mostly the Palace ´s gardens, while you listen to the music . And you will fall in love . The royal palace of Aranjuez is located in a village where two rivers get together, a water dream... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

The palace is quite impressive from the outside. It has a beautiful garden. However, inside is pretty "pale". Our expectation was not to see a magnificent museum, but at least some "serious" art pieces, which was not the case. It is a nice place, but definitely not the one must to see - there are plenty of other attractions in... More

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Sun Lakes, Arizona
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We've seen grand palaces throughout Europe and the Baltic States as well as St. Petersburg, but this was quite fascinating in that each room was so different from the previous that we always heard an exclamation of surprise as each person endered.......as we had.

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Campinas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

The palace itself is nice but felt kind of empty inside specially in comparison to the Royal Palace in Madrid, but the garden is beautiful and huge, with a lot of green spaces, much greater than the one in Madrid. There weren't a lot of visitors which was nice for us to enjoy a couple of hours walking around. If... More

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Madrid
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99 reviews 99 reviews
65 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

This is not the largest, but it is arguably the most beautiful of the Royal Palaces, with its exquisite rooms such as the Porcelain Room and the Mudejar adornment of the ceiling in one of the antechambers. Every single room hold stunning surprises. Many of the ceilings are extraordinary, but the hangings, the decorations, the paintings, the furniture are all... More

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malaga
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56 reviews 56 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We stopped off here for lunch to break a long motorway drive from France to Malaga. We picked a bad time, 2pm, when the schools were just breaking up and traffic was therefore busy. The royal palace buildings were impressive, but the surrounding areas of the town were scruffy with a lot of graffiti and litter. The garden areas were... More

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千葉県
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152 reviews 152 reviews
101 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

As well as beautiful rooms, I was impressed by outside of the palace. This is the small town and very quiet. I felt relax and walking around. The palace was 10 min. from bus stop. It was easy to come from Madrid.

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Cornwall
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

I was worried about being Ina wheelchair as to whether I would be able to visit the Palace but I needn't have worried the staff couldn't have been more helpful. What a wonderful opulent place. I enjoyed the train journey around the gardens and into Arenjuez pointing out the old buildings we could have done with a bit more info... More

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