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Royal Palace (Palais Royal)

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Address: Place des Palais, Brussels, Belgium
Phone Number: 02/551-20-20
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Worth visiting, doesn't take long, free to enter

Some very interesting, well decorated rooms - the chanderliers are spectacular. Suprisingly free to enter.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
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Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful rooms with a video on the total family and some rotating exhibits. It was free in the month of August. No passport needed just pass through security and check bag. Well worth the walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Every summer the palace is open to the public which is a really nice thing to do. Not many working palaces are open to public at all. Though they don't really show you a lot but it's nice to have a little glimpse of how royalty live. It was quite informative. It amazes me how a select group of people... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As Royal palaces go, this one was more or less the same as any other throughout mainland Europe. Except for the chandeliers... there seemed to be hundreds of them, all lit by funky LEDs. An ostentatious display of electrical wealth, if you ask me. Apart from that there are photographs of anonymous Belgian royals on their holidays, and some obligatory... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was told that the Palace was open for a free visit, so i went to check it out. Was very simple, nice architecture, but you dont get to see too much of the palace at all, basically just one wing.... worth the visit cos its free :)

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lucky timing as we visited Brussels in early August and heard that the Royal Palace is open to the public for two weeks. Apparently, this is an annual tradition and it is only open with this type of free access for two weeks in August. We checked it out and were impressed. It is like a mini-Versailles with... More 

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Beersheba, Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited in September, we could only the the palace gardens from afar. Very disappointing, as reviews about the Palace were inviting, but didn't mention the 2 weeks thing. Rated only 2, as I wish it was open more frequently.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in Brussels with my wife on August 5 I was told that the Royal palace is open for visitors for 2 weeks every year, we went to have a look. Entrance is free. People are very friendly and helpful. We walked through so many rooms and halls, the luxury and grandeur of monarchy in full swing. If you... More 

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Basingstoke, Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Some very interesting, well decorated rooms - the chanderliers are spectacular. Suprisingly free to enter.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's free entry in summers from July to September. The palace is huge, once you enter inside you are guided by a rope through various rooms of the palace. You can also buy a guide at the time of entry which briefs you about the paintings and furniture in the palace. Towards the end of the tour, there are various... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didst get to actually go inside the building but just to see the outside of it is something special. The whole area there is awesome.

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