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The Royal Palace, Oslo
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Tour the home of the past and present Norwegian royalty at The Royal Palace. Built in 1849 for King Charles III, the neo-classical palace boasts 173 rooms and is the official residence of present Norwegian monarch. Walk through state rooms such as the Council Chamber, Great Hall, and Mirror Hall. Wander the Palace Park grounds that surround the palace, complete with ponds and statues. Watch the traditional changing of the guard that occurs daily. Visit the website to buy your tickets in advance; check the website for hours. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to The Royal Palace by using our Oslo itinerary maker.
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  • Even though it's just a ordinary castle in a beautiful park it offers a nice view down the main street in Oslo; Karl Johans gate. The castle it's popular by tourists. Make sure you don't miss trhe cha...  more »
  • The view down Karl Johans Gate to the palace at nice is spectacular. During the day the palace is an amazing place to walk around, the traditional gaurds are a reminder of Buckingham palace and the lo...  more »
  • The Palace is located in position raised above the main street of the city, and then you can see even at far. The construction is dated but also very well preserved because it has very simple facades and colonnaded while retaining an essential elegance. The surrounding areas are very large and well controlled. Accessed through ticket that costs about 100 dollars and you are entitled to a tour that lasts just over an hour waiting in line with an English speaking guide. At the entrance you are asked to deposit personal effects (such as cameras, Ipad, ...) into lockers; you visit a number of boardrooms; the guide focuses much on the description of the Royal family and in this respect there are photographic evidence that he shared dramatic events like the terrorist attack of 2011 and the damage caused by various weather phenomena. The rooms are very well preserved, well appointed and fairly well decorated; All interiors are by no means rich in works of art and furnishings, perhaps to reflect the style of Park life that is characteristic of all the ruling families in Scandinavia. You should also visit the gardens rich in greenery, wildlife, flowers and ponds all without unnecessary glitz. The changing of the guard that you can witness outside the Palace every day at 13.30 is a ceremony almost routine and not particularly impressive.
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  • Stunning palace, stands at a slightly higher point and the front of the Palace itself has a beautiful view of Karl Johans street. The gardens behind the Palace were all frozen, including the lakes, providing a beautiful landscape, especially at dusk, when the lights begin to be switched on.
  • Must see! Great park where you can walk on grass, so beautiful! Fantastic on summer and great place for sledge when there is snow. Enjoy the queen's park from May 18 till end of September
  • A nice place to visit but limited things to see and do there. You should only really allow for a short time here. I can image this place is much better on an official event day as there is ample space for visitors.
  • How close you can get to the casttle just tells you how attached Norwegians are to their monarchy. It is a beautiful walk the casttle.
  • its at the end of the main shopping street. you'll see the soldiers marching here every hour. nice spot for pictures. i dont think you can go inside the palace though.