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Royal Palace of Aranjuez, Aranjuez
(4.1/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
Three kings played a role in the construction of Royal Palace of Aranjuez: Philip II, Ferdinand VI, and Charles II, all of whom are commemorated with statues at the site. Appreciate the building’s grand façade, then stroll through the interior, with its opulently decorated rooms. Portraits and information placards help you gain a deeper understanding of Spain’s royal history. The palace gardens are large, built to relieve royal residents from the dust and drought in this part of Spain. An onsite museum features a collection of Spain’s royal pleasure barges. Audio guides are available, but a guided tour grants you access to some additional areas. Plan to visit Royal Palace of Aranjuez and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Aranjuez attractions using our Aranjuez holiday planner.
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  • The gardens are beautiful and pleasant to explore, especially since there two goddesses doing a photo shoot while I was there. Gardens are free. The Palace is very interesting as each room is decorate...  more »
  • It is a must-see if you go through Aranjuez both outside and inside her but the truth is that the visit is perhaps something face. It is better than mireis times and prices before you go. In high season Saturday morning there is a row in order to enter.
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  • Chinchón is less than an hour by bus. Room impression of this city. Please map at the tourist office, go to the Royal Palace. On ticket 9 euros in Spain went to borrow (tickets included) security checks of the familiar, guiding receiver. Times of the net less than an hour. Had ago, or if you bring a backpack to leave guiding receiver was set aside to visit is the law. Things to tell friends about Queen and exhibited mainly the thing about King is none at all. In the Royal Palace of Madrid and the set to watch and good. Souvenirs is the Madrid Royal Palace with the same assortment. Here Aranjuez are famous for strawberries and asparagus, enjoy a heaping helping of Strawberry in cafes in the city. After a day of eating strawberries, give me a break.
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  • Beautiful and impressive. Two stars off for the lack of knowledgeable staff, even for the most basic questions (they are there mostly as guards), and the extremely poor front of castle surroundings, which are a stark contrast to the castle itself. For some reason the visitor approaches de palace from the side (not actually seeing the front), loosing that initial "wow" factor possibility.
  • A quaint little town with a beautiful palace and gardens to go along with it! You will have to visit this place to see why the royals chose this place to be one of their vacation spots! The palace entry costs 9 euros. There is a guided tour that I believe takes you through the private quarters as well. Each room of the palace is different from the other you can easily spend an hour and a half there!
  • Impressive things about this palace are the garden, and water flow. Not really the buildings.
  • It's worth visiting Aranjuez jut to see the palace
  • Lived there for 4 1/2 years. Met my wife there. Nice town and people.