Royal Palace of Aranjuez

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Royal Palace of Aranjuez
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Gardens
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Beatriz M
Dortmund, Germany4,572 contributions
Pay the entrance ticket
May 2021 • Friends
Definetly worth a visit, we paid 2 euro as student and 4.50 euro as non student to get inside the palace and we could easily spend one hour or a little bit more there. Many amazing rooms, each room looks different and very luxurious. If you are in Aranjuez it is a must. It was around 15 to 20 minute walk from the train station. Taking photographs was not allowed inside the rooms.
Written May 12, 2021
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria15,224 contributions
Very well preserved palace
May 2021
Nice very well preserved palace which was used in the spring by the Spanish royal court. The royal apartments are very well preserved, but unfortunately photography is forbidden in the palace, even with a telephone.
There were very few people during our visit. Apart from the palace, the surrounding gardens also deserve attention, the entrance to which is free.
Written May 9, 2021
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minervaortizg
Philadelphia, PA61 contributions
Beautiful day outside Madrid
Apr 2021
Aranjuez Palace is easy to find and is a short 45 minute train ride from Madrid. A beautiful place to spend the day. The palace is grandiose and every room is amazing. The gardens are beautiful. Highly recommend.
Written April 20, 2021
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MDOGP
Dallas, TX1,040 contributions
Beautiful Palace
Mar 2021 • Solo
This is a beautiful palace built by Philip the II, but it was taken over by the Borbon royal family. The place is worth the visit. I personally do not like the Rococo style, late Baroque period, but the paintings abs the decor are spectacular.
Written March 14, 2021
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TTW103
Madrid, Spain50 contributions
Trip highlight
Dec 2020 • Couples
Only a short distance from Madrid, this is a must visit. The self guided tour takes c 1.5 hours (there’s also options to book a tour or download an app to guide you during your visit) and you get to see a good few, elaborately decorated, rooms and the grand staircase. The gardens can be explored separately free of charge.
Written December 7, 2020
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Hernando P
Madrid, Spain83 contributions
Great historical landmark. Spacious garden that need upkeeping
Dec 2020
This is the main historical site to visit in Aranjuez. It will be a one hour or less visit seeing mainly the furniture of Queen Isabel II. The different spaces inside the castle are in excellent condition and you will see at the end the different dresses worn by the Royal family in their weddings. The gardens are fantastic however you can tell, there is little upkeep. I would even prefer to pay .50 cents or something low so they can little by little pay to keep it in good condition.
Written December 7, 2020
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LaJarrie
Southampton, UK346 contributions
Go for the guide tour if you can
Feb 2020 • Couples
We were lucky to be visiting Aranjuez at the time of year when obtaining tickets on the day was still possible. We were able to take in the guided tour of the Casa Del Labrador, as well as at the Royal Palace - however in winter don’t expect any tours to be in English, though you might just be lucky. The Casa Del Labrador is a fair way from the centre of town (a good 40 mins brisk walk, but through fabulous gardens), well worth a visit. However, it seems strange to think that so much money was lavished on a place that was only used during the day, and for a limited period of time each year. For us, though, the tour of the Royal Palace was even more interesting. There are several rooms that can only be seen as part of a guided tour, and were particularly impressive. Can’t speak too highly of our guide Christiano, who explained everything and answered questions with such patience, allowing time for me to translate from his descriptions into English if anything wasn’t clear. Particularly amazed by the porcelain room. Wish we could have taken photos to have memories of this visit as sadly the illustrations in the guide books aren’t of a standard to have the detail we would want.
Written February 23, 2020
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Hans Thomas H
Zeist, The Netherlands712 contributions
Amazing but why no photos
Jan 2020 • Friends
This palace is very well preserved and maintained. The audiotour (€3) gives nice information. The rooms are very divers and contain real treasures. Remarkable are the arabic and ceramic rooms. It is not allowed to take pictures and this always annoys me. No flash OK, but what is the problem? I missed information on the many paintings as well. The audiotour gave teasers: three very nice landscapes by ... Flemish masters. Buh. But, all in all a real treat!
Written January 5, 2020
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Jenny S
Stavanger, Norway331 contributions
Nice tour
Oct 2019 • Family
This is the most emblematic place in Aranjuez, the space is huge where walk free peacocks, flowers and gracious plants, nice for family tour or picnic. Know about culture, bicycling give food to ducks, birds, run, nice pictures.
Written December 3, 2019
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K.S.
Chicago, IL93 contributions
Make this visit a priority!
Oct 2019
This was my second visit to the palace at Aranjuez, my first visit was more than a decade ago. Previously, I did an in-person tour with a group, completely in Spanish and felt really rushed by the tour guide. This time, my husband and I did the audioguide tours, which was well worth it. The audioguides are available in a bunch of languages (my husband doesn't speak Spanish so he used a guide in English) and they include photos of rooms that you can't physically see or access on the tour. Aranjuez is not the easiest to get to- we took the train from Madrid and then found there were no taxis at the train station, but it was only about a 12 minute, flat walk from the train station to the palace and on a nice day, it was lovely. The palace is beautiful and I appreciated that photos aren't allowed in most of the palace- you really appreciate actually reading and seeing it instead of trying to avoid people taking selfies every five feet.
Written November 1, 2019
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