The Royal Palace

The Royal Palace, Oslo: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, The Royal Palace Reviews: 4/5

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The Royal Palace

The Royal Palace
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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 10:00-17:00. The hours may vary some - please check royalcourt.no for details before your visit. 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 Ticketmaster.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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Mark_Dornoch
Dornoch, UK1,502 contributions
Pleasant stroll in the Garden
May 2020
Situated at the end of Karl Johans Gate it is surprisingly and encouragingly relatively open to the public. We didn't pop in but had an enjoyable walk through the very pleasant gardens to the rear of the Palace. The Exterior of the Palace itself is fairly nondescript.
Written April 16, 2021
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julia
Enerhodar, Ukraine6 contributions
great
Jul 2020
We were there when the celebration of Queen Sonya's birthday fulfilled. We saw the procession with the riders and the orchestra. Great impressions of the action and the square near the royal palace.
Written January 18, 2021
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Kato122
Cambridge, UK226 contributions
Lovely palace and area
Aug 2020 • Couples
Lovely palace, set in parkland with interesting statues. You could picnic here. There are nearby cafes and it is just a short walk from the harbour, Parliament and other grand buildings such as the university. A nice area to visit.
Written August 28, 2020
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Sian
London, UK593 contributions
Very odd for a Brit!
Mar 2020 • Friends
The fact you can get relatively close to the palace, even when the royal family are in residence, will always be weird for me being British! But the palace building itself it lovely and the gardens are nice too. It's only a short walk from the centre of the city, so definitely worth a visit while you're in Oslo.
Written July 19, 2020
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Harmony4
Oslo, Norway32 contributions
Palace Gardens are not completely wheelchair friendly
May 2020
It would take so little to fix this problem, just put small ramps at the exit/ entry to the Queens Gardens and the Palace Gardens and make the little stone bridge in the Queen's Garden just a bit more wheelchair do-able. Don't put signs in front of the path entrances - things like that. This is supposed to be accessible for everyone and yet I struggled even though I have a brand new electric wheelchair. I would have thought the Royal Family could afford a few small ramps. The Gardens are after all, just wonderful.
Written June 8, 2020
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Baxegan
London, UK212 contributions
Lovely from outside
Feb 2020
As it was February when we visited we couldn't get in to see the Palace but a lovely road up to it on a snowey day.
Written May 3, 2020
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Barry A
Colchester, UK1,069 contributions
Changing of the guards
Mar 2020
The Royal Palace of King Charles III John of Norway is a picturesque building in the middle of a park. When we were here we were also able to see the changing of the guard. Maybe not quite as exciting as the changing of guards in London but worth a visit to see .
Written March 9, 2020
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Tim G
Enfield, UK445 contributions
Watched the changing of the guard
Feb 2020 • Family
You can’t visit Oslo without seeing the palace at least in the distance. It is well worth a closer look. In fact it is possible to get a very close look as the outside of the palace is accessible to all. Wheelchair users will need to avoid the drainage gullies to the front of the palace.
By chance the guard was changed while we were there. It was interesting to watch.
Written March 3, 2020
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A.S.Palmer
Uniondale, NY134 contributions
Cute palace
Feb 2020
Beautiful palace,compared to most palace it’s very modest, with the access to get very close to the building even to walk around the grounds including a small park
It’s 15minutes from the city centre
Written February 9, 2020
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Cameron S
Castle Rock, CO650 contributions
Picturesque Building
Oct 2019
The Royal Palace is a very elegant building, sitting on top of a hill, providing great views of central Oslo. I didn't do a guided tour, but I walked around the gardens, which are quite beautiful. Timed it perfectly to see the changing of the guard! Definitely worth visiting.
Written January 25, 2020
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  • Sun - Sun 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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