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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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Aviles, Spain
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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104 helpful votes 104 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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54 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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22 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

easy to visit, take the local train from puerta de sol, madrid! amacing summer palace in walking distance to train station. several rooms in decorations of all epoques. during the week it was really quiet, must be very full on weekends from spanish peoples. incl also a museum with clothes of the present royals incl dresses of mariage.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We went there with a tour and the woman was fantastic explaining in details the palace. Would recommend if you are in Madrid.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Nice gardens, beside a river teeming with Trout? Impressive building particularly from the front. Go and see it if you're in the area.

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Minneapolis, MN
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We enjoyed touring the beautiful rooms of the palace and walking through the Gardens de la Isla. There are so many things to see in the other set of gardens, Jardin del Principe, and we didn't have time to see it all. We visited the Museum of the Royal Barges and that was a unique museum in a beautiful park... More

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