The Royal Palace

The Royal Palace, Cagliari: Hours, Address, The Royal Palace Reviews: 4/5

The Royal Palace
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10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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ford-ka-9-5
Warsaw, Poland365 contributions
Feb 2020
Very few of kings of Sardinia ever bothered to visit the island and when they did it was usually when they did not have much of a choice (like when they got kicked out of Piemont by Napoleon). Although the palace was the symbol of royal authority it was never a permanent royal residence and it shows. Main part of the building has served the same purpose since it was built - administration. The royal chambers are few and except for the large hall with frescoes showing scenes from Sardinian history they offer very little - 19th century furniture and particularly unflattering portraits of Sardinian royalty and nobility. If you miss the palace, you won't miss much.
Written March 11, 2020
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Bessiegal
Presteigne, UK374 contributions
Feb 2015 • Couples
There are only about six or eight rooms here which are more or less only filled with chairs. Some good portraits, a good show of wallpaper, beautiful mirrors and in-your-face chandeliers. It is worth a visit if you have been to the Cattedrale di Santa Maria next door. It does not compare to any other Royal Palace we have been to but it is free and won't take you long to visit. The council chamber alone is well worth the effort, it's beautiful. Do sign their visitors book so they can keep it open. Try not to be too derogatory - it's not fair. If you are expecting a lot then don't go, but it is worth at least a quarter hour of your day.
Written February 22, 2015
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Trolleyman81
Glasgow, UK112 contributions
Apr 2013 • Couples
Like the cathedral, you have to go looking for the Royal Palace as Cagliari does not make a fuss about it. Indeed, when you find it, it looks like a city building complete with Italian and EU flags from the outside but once you have climbed the staircase (entrance is free) there are a number of rooms decorated with period paintings, portraits with pride of place going to the painted ceiling in the main chamber.
Guide books or leaflets are not available so it is sometimes difficult to interpret the paintings and also particularly the images on the ceiling of the chamber.
Nevertheless, well worth visiting.
Written April 24, 2013
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roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,686 contributions
Sep 2019
The Palazzo Regio is in the Castello District of Cagliari, up on the hill.
This palace was the home of the Viceroy under the Aragonese, the Spanish and Savoy. It is now the seat of the provincial government.
The entrance fee was only 2.50 euro, and it was worth this. You only get to see 8 rooms, but they are all different. There are some notes in English as well as Italian.
It doesn't take you very long to walk through, so it is worth including this visit if you are up in the Castello District - this palace is close to the Cathedral.
Written October 30, 2019
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Jerzy G
Olsztyn, Poland1,757 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
Although the visitor part consists of just a few rooms the palace of former viceroys of Sardinia is definitely workh visiting. The room of the parliament is magnificent. The other rooms contain some furniture, some good paintings and excellent Murano glass chandeliers. The visit is free and taking photos is allowed.
Written March 18, 2015
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Gina W
London, UK69 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
Our visit was made extra nice by the helpful security guard. Entry was just €1.50 and you only get to see part of one floor of the Palace. It takes about half an hour. Painting and furniture are to be seen. We were glad we went.
Written October 18, 2017
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jaynell
South Shields, UK289 contributions
Oct 2016 • Family
The Royal Palace is next to the Cathedral. It costs 3 Euros to go in and takes about 30 minutes to walk around at your leisure. There is also a Tourist Information Office inside the entrance. It is a series of interconnecting rooms, It's not like Buckingham Palace as its not large or very grand but some of the ceilings are beautifully painted and it's worth a visit if you are in Cagliari.
Written October 17, 2016
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George H
Sunderland, UK194 contributions
May 2016 • Solo
This is situated between Remy Bastion and the Citadel of Museums, next to the Cathedral of St. Maria. Entrance fee was 1.5 Euro per person within the entrance lobby, then continue up the marble staircase to view the rooms. The first room you enter has a display and information of life size models from the ancient Sardinian world. This is absolutely fascinating especially if you enjoy ancient history. According to the information; warriors from Sardinia were mentioned in the Illiad. The rest of the rooms have the usual furnishings of the 17/18th century plus portraits of the previous occupants. Personally, If you've seen one house of that period you've seen most of them. For the low cost of the entrance fee combined with the ancient models, I'd say it was worth a visit.
Written May 15, 2016
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Mike K
Dudley, England, United Kingdom118 contributions
Aug 2015 • Friends
At the top of the old town, the Royal Palace is worth a visit. It's not huge and is very similar to many European palaces. The ceiling artworks are impressive.

Allow an hour maximum to work through the 4/5 rooms to see. There is No information about what you are actually looking at, and no guides available.

It's €1.50 to enter and closed Mondays.
Written August 20, 2015
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Criticalparanoiac
London193 contributions
The Royal Palace or Palazzo Viceregio is situated next to the Cathedral houses the Provincial Assembly Chamber. It does not really look like a public building, there is a guard in the entrance he welcomed me inside. Upstairs are several really interesting rooms including the highly decorated main chamber. I visited on a Monday when most museums are closed in Cagliari.
Written April 13, 2012
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