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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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  • The last time I was in London I added a visit to the Castle Park. It was early morning and a spring the flowers began to look up in beds and lawns. The Sun was shining and people hurried past. The view up Karl Johann was also beautiful. I got the good "tourist-feeling" even though I've grown up nearby, and even was going to the course. As the "real" tourist I asked a guard if I could take a picture and got a friendly Yes! But I know some people my bit to go where the evening and night.
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  • It's quick to get to and is free, so worth having a look. I went here first before checking out City Hall (a must see) and then taking a ferry to Hovedoya Island.  more »
  • Great place to take photos from outside. Not too busy, and you get to take photos with the guards, which is great.  more »
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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.