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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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  • Amazimg place so big shame the grounds are not look after better but still a place to visit. Lots to see and a short walk to the town for Tapas and a G and T lovely spanish feeling  more »
  • We drove from Albacete at the South towards Madrid airport. The stop at the gardens of Aranjuez palace were a wonderful stop. The visit at the gardens is free. The garden is so beautiful with many fiu...  more »
  • We have this visit pending since our first trip to Madrid, in 2008, is really beautiful, the well conserved Palace, paints, furniture, and everything inside, no as well for the Gardens, at a glance, y...  more »
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  • Incredible place to relax on a sunday. It is a small little town with plenty of gardens and trees. Very pleasant.
  • Well worth the trip, I particularly enjoyed moving from the intricate, polished gardens to the more rustic areas of the estate.
  • 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.
  • Great palace, wonderful audio guide!
  • Impressive things about this palace are the garden, and water flow. Not really the buildings.