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Royal Palace of Aranjuez, Aranjuez

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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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  • if you are interested in the history of Spain, then you should definitely visit this place. it has an amazing garden which hosts the Rio Tajo which ends in Lisbon as its central point.  more »
  • Although the facade of this Palace can give the impression that it's one more, their magic in the gardens that surround it and in the sumptuous decoration of the different rooms and guest rooms. Highlight Cabinet Arabic (or smoking King) based on the decoration of the Alhambra in Granada and a beauty amazing, and porcelain Cabinet for his huge work. The negative would be that should elements of decoration of each room (pictures, furniture, etc) and not just a label explaining generically rooms be explained through posters. Also heritage should deal with the restoration of some of the paintings, because some of them are oscureciendose and it is difficult to appreciate its content. If you want to admire you all the artisanal work collecting its walls you must not miss it.
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  • We were passing and therefore do not enter the Palace, stroll through the gardens that are impressive, especially in spring. We enjoyed the ride. You have very good care.
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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.