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Address: Plaza de Parejas, 28300 Aranjuez, Spain
Phone Number: +34 918 91 07 40
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Another gem as yet undiscovered by tourists.

We came to Aranjuez by chance. It was a stopping point on our way to Madrid and boy were we glad we did. We would have missed this wonderful Palace and its magnificient gardens... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
yumLovemyfood
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Kildare, Ireland
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Kildare, Ireland
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to Aranjuez by chance. It was a stopping point on our way to Madrid and boy were we glad we did. We would have missed this wonderful Palace and its magnificient gardens had we decided to just drive onwards to Madrid. The city is practically empty of tourists, (as are most of Spains most interesting places btw!), and... More 

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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The palace was incredible. It was difficult at first to work out how to get around as the staff did not have sufficient English to communicate. We then found the desk that rented out tablets with guided tours which was really worth it. Although they weren't the easiest to navigate and lacked decent maps of where to go. We also... More 

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Bolton
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218 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were taken here for a visit as part of an organised tour. The palace is ok but not outstanding. The surrounding area is awful. Can't understand why we were taken here as the palace in Madrid (where we were based) is far more impressive.

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Thank John B
Jakarta, Indonesia
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

First time to there with my friend. Start from madrid by train only 30 minutes. From aranjuez station, last stop, you can walk around 20 minutes. No charge if you just sight seeing around palace. We couldn't enter inside palace, close cause under renovation. The garden so beautiful with river around. Fountain located near palace. We visit just two hours.... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

It is just a very beautiful area for a walk and relax. It is a beautiful royal palace surrounded by a river and a lovely garden full of flourishing flowers. A real must see in the Madrid area (50 kms south). The palace itself is worth visiting, but it is enough even to see its gardens with numerous fountains to... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

The Palace is a magnificent place. The Julia Travel guide Isabella was horrible with bad manners and poor English. She rushed through the palace talking mostly in Spanish and did not wait for entire group to come. Still the place is worth to visit.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Everybody already mentioned the reasons why the palace is a must: the historical value of the furniture, draperies, the architectonic value of the building, the huge collection of top-notch paintings, and over 300 years of Spainsh royal family history. I'd then focus on the few dont's and tips. First: plan your trip well - ask in advance for times of... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We enjoyed our visit to the museum. A lot of history surrounding the Palace. Some very interesting rooms, the porcelain room, smoking room and the chapel, wow and wow. It is worth visiting. The gardens and fountains are well set out, however they are very dry during July as it has been especially hot.

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Thank Oldman57
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

I'm startled by the luke-warm reviews. We though this was a brilliant visit, well worth the money, even without the generous over-65 discount which one of us got. What really made it was the mini-tablet guide which, as no-one has mentioned it, must be fairly new. We walked past the audio guides and decided to share a tablet guide for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Majority of the palace were burnt down and restored but not to the original status. You can see wall paper in the ceiling instead of a real painting. The porcelain room is similar to that in the Royal Palace in Madrid. The garden is so small with only a few fountains with out water. Go else where if you had... More 

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