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The Royal Palace

Slottsplassen 1, Oslo 0010, Norway
+47 22 04 87 00
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The Royal Palace is open to the public during the summer season, usually from late June until the middle of August. Visitors follow a guided tour lasting about one hour, through the most important rooms of the Palace. There is usually also a special exhibition each year, as part of the tour. Tickets are available at Billettservice.no and at the entrance. The main changing of the guard takes place every day at 1.30 PM. The Royal Palace is where the daily work of the monarchy is conducted and where the King and Queen live. It is where the King presides over the Council of State, grants audiences and holds official dinners. Foreign heads of state who visit Oslo stay at the Palace. Most of the members of the Royal Court have their workplace here.
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Slottsplassen 1, Oslo 0010, Norway
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The royal palace is situated within the city of Oslo, practically in its centre. It stands on top of a slope and the street leading to it also passes some interesting places. First there is a park with two beautiful fountains. The park is crowded...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The palace is situated in an elevated position above the city centre and accessed by a gentle uphill walk. It’s surrounded by the Slottsparken royal park and surprisingly the park is open to the public all year round. The park was lovely and clean and...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The surprising thing about the royal palace is the relaxed atmosphere .Situated in the middle of a large park.You can walk right up to the building.The day we were there it was about 20 degrees and there were probably about a dozen woman in Bikinis...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked right up to and around the palace - it's a beautiful building set in a beautiful park. Hard to believe the building is so accessible and areas all around to have picnics or sunbathe etc.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The royal palace was built between 1824-1849 n neo-classical style, which can be seen from the large ionic columns adorning the facade. The changing of the guards happens every day at 13.30, and tours of the palace is given during the summer. The palace itself...More

Thank Louise J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Royal Palace was build for king Karl 3. Johan and finished 1849 during Oscar 1. ruled. The Palace was designet by the Danish-born Hans Ditlev Franciscus von Linstow. The Royal family started to open the Royal Palace during summer when they are not living...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’m always curious about castles and how queens and kings live. This palace was no different, but it’s so accessible you can’t even imagine. The Park right next to it is wonderful too, definitely a must see place.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Your walk along the Karl Johans gate will end as you approach the Royal Palace (Slottet). The blooming lilacs lining the uphill road to the castle made the air smell wonderful, as we strolled here during the evening, in late May. There is no need...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My only disappointment was that we visited this place as part of a walking tour and didn't get chance to go inside or get a proper good look. The palace belongs to the Royal Family of Norway and is set in a beautiful place with...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the palace is nice and it was cool to see but when visiting europe its really just another palace stop along the way.

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Alice C
August 1, 2017|
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Response from LivEllen | Property representative |
No, I'm afraid the season ends on 17 August. The smal summer palace of Oscarshall will still be open for visits during the weekend first part of September, though, if that would be of interest to you. More information at... More
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BryanM935
February 12, 2016|
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Response from LivEllen | Property representative |
Tickets for the guided tours of the Palace can be purchased online at Billettservice/Ticketmaster. There are four tours in English every day, and the season starts 18 June. For more details, please visit... More
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Joao V
January 31, 2016|
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Response from priyadarshi | Reviewed this property |
Cant really answer that one, but I guess that the royals arent as royal as the ones at the Buckingham...:)
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