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Royal Palace (Palais Royal)

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Address: Place des Palais, Brussels, Belgium
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Imposing and impressive architecture

As far as I know you can't normally go in so pics of it are the only thing you can do. I don't think royalty are in attendance much. Near the main park so if you are on a wander... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The palace is not accessible to visitors. So there is nothing much to see here apart from clicking photos from outside. Can be easily skipped

Thank Nithesh E
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my second visit to the Palace and I'm always in awe by the perfectly manicured gardens and grand architecture. It's definitely worth a visit if you're in Brussels and there's a public Park just across suitable for picnics or simply long walks.

Thank Keesha T
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As far as I know you can't normally go in so pics of it are the only thing you can do. I don't think royalty are in attendance much. Near the main park so if you are on a wander or on the tour bus then you will see it. Pics with the front gardens in view are pretty good.

Thank goodguyjas
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The king does not live at the royal palace but at another residence 25 km outside the city. I'm not sure if tours are offered at the royal palace, but it is worth a visit to the exterior and the garden in the front. Recommend 30 minutes for the pictures.

Thank Rachelle W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to go while visiting Brussels. It is easy to get there and it's all close to other tourist attractions.

Thank Paula L
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While passing by the park in central Brussels, we dropped off to take a look at the Royal Palace. It was a great building with beautiful architectural designs. Currently it was used for holding Official State Functions and not open for viewing to the public. For local residents, they used to sit in the park on the opposite side and... More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is the official residence of the king and queen. It really reminds me of the Buckingham Palace. I think it's open for public ever so often but it wasn't when we were around. I wouldn't go out of my way to see this building unless open for public.

Thank Janulik
Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only walked around the outside of the Palace but it was simply beautiful! The gardens out front were great and if it had been open to visitors, I would have loved to have gone in but it was too late!

Thank Rebecca M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After seeing all the lovely building and designs in the beautiful Brussels, i wanted to see what the Royal place looked like. Of course it was another beautiful building in the city. it may not have been as grand as grand palace .. in my opinion..but a very outstanding palace nonetheless.

Thank Coryy20
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the official residence of the King &Queen of Belgium but is now mainly used for official State functions. It is situated across the road from a large park (Brussels park). Apparently it is open to the public during the summer. It was closed when we visited in May. Nice garden in front of the palace. Like Buckingham Palace,... More 

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