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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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104 reviews 104 reviews
30 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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76 reviews 76 reviews
53 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
41 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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167 reviews 167 reviews
28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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91 reviews 91 reviews
24 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
21 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
38 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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